General Interest

When It All Goes Quiet – Creativity Makes a Comeback
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A long time ago (September 2013) in a studio far, far away (Shipley, West Yorkshire), we decided to take a break from the usual day-to-day client work and set our first ever, Creative Challenge. One person opened their head and...
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DFAS using Blender
A Blender in the Mix – Our Team Has Grown
Our team has grown!  We’re really excited that Tom Roddis has joined the Distant Future Animation Studio team as our Blender Artist. Tom has joined us directly from graduating in a Visual Communications degree which he studied at Leeds Arts...
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Help for freelancers and self-employed in the creative industries
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With so much information coming from the news media and being spread across social media about the effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on everyone’s livelihood, we know it is a very worrying time for the self-employed and freelancers in...
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Working a Four-Day Week
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Companies around the world have been trying out four day working weeks and say it’s made their staff happier, healthier and more productive.  The whole idea has been getting a lot of coverage recently and whole countries (namely Finland and...
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Keighley Film Festival 2018
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Keighley Film Festival 2018 takes place in a town with a deep heritage of creativity.  It is obviously famous for the Brontë sisters.  And it might have been the filming location of Ridley Scott's Hovis 'Bike' advert (unless it's Dorset!). ...
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Screen time and animators
Screen Time And Animation
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Screen time is essential when working in animation and 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...
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Podcasts and productivity
Podcasts and productivity – listen while you work
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Podcasts and productivity is a potentially controversial combination.  But I thought I would mention my love of listening to podcasts and how it helps me focus on the particular job in hand.  It makes me more productive and I get...
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