How would you describe what you do?
Make it Move is an animation studio set up by myself and creative director Mark Fuller. We create films for clients and independently as a studio. Our work ranges from quick GIFs to short films. We like to create silly things, serious things and tell stories that people will find interesting.
What does a typical working day look like?
The animation we do is largely digital, so most of the time we are in front of a screen, but we do still draw on paper every so often. We mostly work from 9am to 5pm, taking a break from screens when we can. We work on projects and creative work 90% of the time, with perhaps 10% of the work being admin tasks.
Where does the majority of your work take place?
In our office in Norwich, unless we’re meeting clients. We just got an iPad pro which has meant we can draw and animate outside of the office and on trains to meetings, which is great. I even made a little animation the other day on a flight mid-way across the Atlantic.
The Norwich creative scene is very collaborative, we’re currently working on a project involving many studios and independent creatives in the area called New Impressions, which is a celebration of Renaissance Books. The community is always growing as well, we’ve got a great art school in town and a lot of graduates stick around as it’s easy to develop your practice. It’s a very inexpensive place to live and run a business.