Welcome to Animato!
We are Pablo and Francesco, we work as animation producer and 3D artist at a small studio in Amsterdam.
We made Animato as a personal tribute to the animation community worldwide. It is inspired by the popularity of art-focused platforms such as ArtStation, and by the simplicity of social media like Instagram, but with a special focus on animation.
Why making yet another social network? The main reason is to provide the animators community with a place to share their work, know each other, and benefit of useful features tailored for animation (for example, the video player allows frame stepping, the animation-focused jobs board, the reels theater, etc).
As long as it operates, Animato will always be free for users who want to share their work. We don't like ads, so we plan to monetize the platform by offering paid job postings or something along those lines in the future. Nothing should get in the way of the artist's experience.
Animato means "animated" in Italian, and it sounded like a fun name to Pablo and Francesco.
For any enquiry, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pablo and Francesco