Keighley Cinema 19 Oct

Keighley is a town with a deep heritage of creativity and is famous for the Brontë sisters, for being the location where Ridley Scott filmed the classic Hovis ‘Bike’ advert (although that seems to be contested, and was apparently filmed in Dorset), it’s the birthplace of Oscar winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, and according to an […]

Read about out last-minute project with Manto Films 19 Jun

We recently teamed up with Manto Films and really enjoyed it. Here’s why our first co-production on a last-minute project was so much fun.   The Brief No media production company worth their salt is a stranger to last-minute projects! The brief? Deliver 3D animation in less than 48 hours! Manto’s enquiry came through to Distant […]

Distant Future are hoping to become an award-winning business 12 Jun

This month we’re hoping to become an award-winning business because we’ve been shortlisted for this month’s Keighley & Airedale Business Awards, in the brand new category of ‘Media Business of the Year’. The nomination is particularly pleasing because the new category is something our Managing Director, Bill Beaumont [pictured], campaigned for at this year’s ceremony. […]

Image of Intern, Dania Sodikin 17 Apr

Would you like to become an intern? Last month, we welcomed Dania Sodikin who is studying to become an Animator. Dania has already made a fantastic impression upon the team here at Distant Future Animation Studio. To make her feel even more welcomed, Distant Future’s MD, Bill Beaumont, put together a list of questions for […]

28 Jun

Working in computer animation, It’s hard to know exactly how many hours we spend in front of the screens on our desks, but with the occasional evening or weekend shift, it easily gets into thousands of hours every year.  Scrutinising detail in product animations, finessing timing on motion graphics projects, we spend an inordinate amount […]

Advice for anyone looking at animation courses 05 Dec

I got an email today from someone asking if university was the only route into the animation industry.  We get these every now and then and reply whenever we can, usually with the same advice. As the deadline for applying for university courses is coming up, I thought I’d repackage the email and post it […]

Secret Service 04 Aug

This is going to be quite a short post, mostly because we can’t tell you about anything we’ve done under our white label animation service. What I can tell you is that we’ve delivered white labelled animation and motion graphics work that’s ended up in the hands of some huge, huge names that I can’t […]

Get your animation watched more 11 May

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on how to get your video or animation watched more. If you haven’t already read it, click anywhere on this text to read Part 1 which talks about the most effective place on your webpage to embed your content. So, the tip for Part 2 is……. keep it […]

06 Apr

If the best tips are the easiest to implement then this one is great. We are intent on our clients getting as much mileage as they can from the content we create so design our work to be as versatile and as watchable as possible.  But no matter how good your content is, you can’t […]

Tracking Marker 18 Feb

First off, let me explain the title picture!  It’s a genuine tracking marker available for use from and according to the creator ‘may look a little excessive/silly’.  I’d agree with that statement but hope that it caught your eye and made you wonder what you were looking at.  If so, it did it’s job […]

Sound design for animation 27 Oct

When it comes to effects work, the job has only been done right if the viewer doesn’t notice you’ve done anything at all, and that includes the often overlooked world of sound design. Everything has to fit just right so you truly believe that a certain object on screen is making that sound. If the […]