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AR and VR in the future of storytelling
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What is the future of storytelling?  We've been capturing imaginations for years - since stories were told around campfires.  Soon, technology will allow audiences of the future to experience the world in a new and immersive way.   What roles do augmented, virtual and mixed reality have to play in...
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Keighley Film Festival 2018
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Keighley is a town with a deep heritage of creativity.  It is famous for the Brontë sisters as well as being the location of the classic Ridley Scott Hovis 'Bike' advert, although that seems to be contested as being a location in Dorset. It is also the birthplace of the...
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Distant Future wins Media Business of the Year
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Last month we won a Keighley & Airedale Business Award!  The category we were nominated in was 'Media Business of the Year', which was really pleasing for our Director, Bill Beaumont, as he'd campaigned for this addition at last year's event. Talking before Friday night's event, Bill says, "I wasn't...
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Last-minute project with Manto Films
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We recently teamed up with Manto Films and really enjoyed it.  Here's why our first co-production on a last-minute project with this fantastic production company was so much fun ... More about the brief. No media production company worth their salt is a stranger to last-minute projects!  The brief?  Deliver...
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Tools of the trade
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Screen time and how it affects your eyes.  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, we can guess it gets into the region of a thousands of...
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Finding your way into the animation industry
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Choosing the right way in.  We got an email today from somebody asking if university was the only route into the animation industry.  We get letters like these every now and then, and reply whenever we can, and usually with the same advice. As the deadline for applying to university...
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5 quick tips for motion tracking success
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What is Motion Tracking?  Sometimes called match moving or camera solving, motion tracking has been used as a visual effects tool for over 30 years now. It was first used in 1985 for a series of adverts for National Geographic, but if you want to read more about its history...
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All about the audio
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Why are effects so important?  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 certainly includes the often overlooked world of sound design.  Everything has to fit just sight so that you truly believe...
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Podcasts and productivity – listen while you work
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A guest blog post from Steve Searle.  For this blog post, I thought I would mention my love of listening to podcasts.  Listening to podcasts really helps me focus on the particular job in hand.  It makes me more productive and I get in the zone of what I am...
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