SOURCE: Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Smith Micro Software, Inc.

May 06, 2013 09:00 ET

Smith Micro Celebrates 2013 Telly Award Win With Artist Victor Paredes

"Happy Earth Day" Video, Created With Anime Studio, Honored for Excellence in Visual Arts

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics business unit, today announced its Anime Studio® animation software was utilized in the creation of an award-winning video at the 34th annual Telly Awards. "Happy Earth Day," a short animated video created by artist and animator Victor Paredes using Anime Studio, received the bronze Telly Award for Best Branded Content and Promotional Branding.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor outstanding TV commercials and programs as well as the finest video and film productions and online commercials. The Telly Awards are internationally recognized with nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and numerous countries.

"It is a great privilege to have 'Happy Earth Day' recognized by the visual arts community, and an honor to receive a Telly Award," said Victor Paredes, 2D artist and animator. "Smith Micro's Anime Studio software has been a great tool for cutting down production time, as well as adding precision and detail to animation projects. My team and I are delighted to share this Telly Award with Smith Micro."

"The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. "The 'Happy Earth Day' video, created with Smith Micro's Anime Studio product, illustrates the creativity and skill of the artists, as well as the power that advanced animation software brings to their craft. It serves as a testament to great video production."

Anime Studio is an all-in-one 2D animation solution for creating movies, cartoons and cutout animations for film, TV, web and more. It enables users of all ages and skill levels to create their own animations with ease. With an intuitive interface and features including automatic lip-synching, pre-loaded characters, content and sound effects, as well as simple importing and exporting, Anime Studio allows artists to seamlessly bring their imaginations to life.

"The 'Happy Earth Day' clip demonstrates the high caliber character animation, coloring, and professional sound effects that can be achieved with Anime Studio," said Steve Yatson, vice president of operations for the Productivity & Graphics business unit at Smith Micro. "We are very proud to share this Telly Award with Victor and his team."

To view additional Smith Micro videos and animated clips visit its YouTube Channel.
For additional information on Anime Studio visit: http://anime.smithmicro.com/

About Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Productivity and Graphics Business Unit:

Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics group produces award-winning software that inspires consumer creativity and enables efficiency. The group's creative suite of programs provides artists of all skill levels -- from novice to professional -- with the tools to illustrate, animate and create 2D and 3D art. Some of the Productivity and Graphics group's award-winning creative and utilities products include Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio and StuffIt. For more information, please visit: www.smithmicro.com. (NASDAQ: SMSI)

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