Texas Showcase Submission Guidelines

Dear "Texas Company",

The Texas Film Commission is collaborating with A Bunch of Short Guys (Texas Animation Guild) to create a showcase DVD of the animation, game, and visual effects industries in Texas. This reel will be a marketing tool for anyone interested in learning about what Texas has to offer. It will also be used as an educational tool to help individuals understand the complete extent with which these industries exist in the state.

Our initial 2007 Showcase was a been a great success, debuting at a reception at SxSW in Austin that year. We'd like to thank all the companies that contributed their work for the first edition. But, this is an on-going Showcase, and we are currently working on version 2, to premier at Industry Giants 2010.

If you are interested, we would like to include your company’s content in the reel. Here’s what we’ll need:

You may send content that you already use, such as a demo reel or a game trailer, or you can send new content. Please be aware that all materials should be suitable for a general audience.

Please include selections that total 30 seconds to one minute.

Our preferred formats to receive demo materials in order are:

DigitalBeta, HDCam, DVCPro HD, DVCam, BetaSP, DVD, DVD Data File, FTP

For FTP: We prefer a Quicktime or AVI file that is high quality or uncompressed at 720 x 486 and 29.97fps/30fps. Please see Showcase Upload Directions.

Everything included in the reel will be credited to the appropriate group and identified with your company logo (placement should be in the lower right hand corner where possible). You may also want to send a high resolution, vector version of your logo to accompany the content on screen. We might have an TX Showcase bug on-screen in some versions.

Send To
Send all reels to:

Post Asylum
Attn: Don Stokes
5642 Dyer St.
Dallas, TX 75206

There is also an FTP site to use for uploading digital files (though physical reels are preferred). Please see FTP instructions.

We would like to receive all content by January 1st, 2010.

Any help you can give this project is greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of us whom is working on the project. Thank you for your support and we look forward hearing from you.

To contribute to this version of the reel, please contact one of the people listed below with your name and contact number so we can include you in the Texas Film Commission databse.


Leah Smith
Animation & Game Industries Liaison
Texas Film Commission
Leah.Smith (at) governor.state.tx.us

Vince Sidwell
A Bunch of Short Guys
President (at) abosg.org