Notes from the Duck Pond

If you’re looking for insights about storytelling, animation and connection, you’ve come to the right place! Our blog features all sorts of interesting content that will help you connect with your audience and tell your story in a powerful way. 

2022 Team Retreat

Our 2022 Retreat We’ve been a remote studio since 2020. In that time we’ve been able to grow and add some extremely talented people across

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Women in Animation

Women in Animation Women have made a significant impact in the animation industry, and it’s important to celebrate their work. Some of these women are

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How to Get Your First Job in Animation/Motion Graphics

Animation is a diverse and wonderful industry to work in. You can work in big-budget movie studios, gaming companies, content shops (like Duke & Duck!), and many, many, more places. Regardless of where you land, the day-to-day life of an animator can seem like a dream come true. That’s especially true for people who grew up doodling and conjuring fantastical stories because, most of the time, that’s the job. 

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10 Tips for Writing Effective Explainer Scripts

Scripts for movies, plays, and visual media are very different from other kinds of writing. They’re designed from the beginning with a performance in mind, not to be read. Explainer scripts are more specialized, which is why our team has put together this guide on writing compelling animated explainer videos.

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Behind the Scenes: Pixar’s Burrow

Before joining Duke & Duck, Senior Producer Mike Capbarat worked at Pixar for 12 years and produced the Oscar-nominated short Burrow. It was Mike’s first producer credit and it had a tight timeline and budget compared to traditional Pixar shorts. It is a major accomplishment that has informed his approach to projects today. 

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