It's easy being green!
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by Tom tom@tracksandlayers.com
4M ago
We take our responsibility towards building a sustainable planet very seriously. Being conscious of how we can adapt and improve our attitudes and processes in relation to the environment is something which aligns with our core ethos. When you work with Tracks and Layers, you can feel good about the fact that you've decided to work with a sustainable service provider with the accreditation to back it up. Find out all the ways we do things to ensure that we maintain a recognised sustainable standard. Our green credentials Tracks and Layers have been recognised as an Albert Certified Supplier ..read more
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HOW TO: Find success with a 4 day week
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by Tom tom@tracksandlayers.com
4M ago
Introduction Deciding to go from a 5 day week to a 4 day week is easy - sticking with it and making it a success is not. In this blog post we will go through our 2 year journey of how we have found a winning formula with our own team and how you can make it work for you. We firmly believe we are onto a winner with our Learn, Share, Recharge day, let us tell you how it all started and how we got to that point. The Beginning Thanks to the overlapping venn diagram of core values at Tracks and Layers, Mike & Tom decided that it would be a good idea to explore the implementation of a 4 day wee ..read more
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HOW TO: Find Inspiration For Your Next Motion Design Project
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by Michael Pettyt
4M ago
Generating ideas for a motion design project can be one of the most difficult stages of the creative process. How you tackle this step can really make or break a project. We've spent years refining our process and developing tactics for finding inspiration for each project and now we're sharing our most useful learnings with our community. Motion Design Inspiration: Tip 1 - Ask (the right) questions Before you start working on a motion design project it's important you ask your client the right questions. This helps to direct you on a shared creative path and avoids wasted time on a great ide ..read more
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What is Learn, Share, Recharge?
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by Michael Pettyt
4M ago
We've become increasingly aware of the issues surrounding poor work/life balance and its effect on mental health, well-being and productivity. To buck the trend we have taken the decision recently to adopt a 4-day working week across our team meaning that we only work on client projects from Mondays to Thursdays. On Fridays, we... Learn, Share, Recharge... Learn Share Recharge (or LSR for short), is our unique approach to a 4-day working week that gives everyone in our team the time and space outside of working on our fantastic client projects to develop as individuals, share knowledge and co ..read more
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HOW TO: Create Animated Characters
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by Michael Pettyt
4M ago
Introducing our animation team With over 13 years of combined experience in illustration, design and animation, Greg and Jake are our go-to duo for character illustration and animation here at the studio. Welcome to their blog debut where they cover how they create characters and bring them to life for our clients. Greg and Jake at work in the studio In recent years we've created a wealth of content focused on character animation that has helped us to fine-tune a truly collaborative creative process. Our team uses a variety of software packages. Here we'll be covering how we use Adobe Illustr ..read more
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Meet the Team
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by Michael Pettyt
4M ago
At Tracks and Layers, we love what we do. We are a team lucky enough to enjoy doing the thing that we call our ‘job’ each and every day. This is why we thought we’d share with you what we have enjoyed the most in both our careers and our time at Tracks and Layers. We’ll also give you an insight into what we really think of each other too! Jump to the team member you want find out about: ,Mike ,Tom ,Greg ,Jake Get to know Mike Founder and Head of Creative As he's been with us from the very start, we asked our founder, head of creative and fountain of motivation Mike about the conception of T ..read more
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Bringing the world of toy collecting to life for Yesterday
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by Michael Pettyt
4M ago
We were approached by the BBC in August 2021 with the exciting opportunity to design and create a title sequence for “Scouting for Toys” a new commission for UKTV channel, Yesterday. This was the first time the BBC Studios documentary unit were commissioned to create a show for an external network and we jumped at the chance to put our stamp on the show. From the initial tender process to the completed product, this project really had a perfect blend of nostalgia, creativity, collaboration and fun. Read on to discover more... The Brief Encounter Series Producer Kirk Barber, a long time collab ..read more
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MAKING THE GRADE: When to engage with your colourist
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