Motionographer® Bomper Studio Efficiently Implements 4 Day Work Week

Welsh CGI and animation manufacturing home Bomper Studio has made a progressive transfer and has voted to stay with a 4-day work week after a profitable trial.

Bomper, a standard Welsh colloquial time period which means “to be huge/ daring”, has all the time been on the forefront of exploring new methods of working – each creatively but additionally in its construction, processes and tradition.

“Our credo is to embrace our pure curiosity and problem our ambitions in crafting our greatest work” says Emlyn Davies, Government Artistic Director at Bomper.

Integral to this for the Welsh studio has been creating a spot designed to foster greatness, the place gifted people are empowered to do their greatest work with little or no of their manner.

“There’s little doubt that it’s everybody’s concepts, expertise, and power that has helped the studio develop and obtain so many formidable productions, and we’re completely dedicated to enabling the perfect in everybody”.

Bomper Studio is absolutely self-funded, which has been extremely necessary in offering freedom to form the corporate and its enterprise practices. Over the previous 4 years, Bomper has constantly spent 1 / 4 of its income on analysis and improvement.

“It’s this in-house improvement that has enabled the studio to develop, and it’s ingrained within the studio’s ethos of curiosity and experimentation” provides Emlyn.

It’s this philosophy which has paved the way in which for Bomper to introduce new methods of working and with a greater work-life steadiness for his or her workforce. The studio has all the time paid additional time and previously few years, has launched versatile working hours, distant working, and hybrid working. With the success of these additions, Bomper says a 4-day working week trial simply felt pure.

“Versatile working choices and additional time pay can carry many nice advantages, however we wished to ensure we have been doing all we may to forestall burnout and supply a wholesome steadiness for our workforce, and offering a wholesome steadiness for our workforce. A four-day working week permits our workforce to have an additional day to chill out, with extra time for hobbies or to spend with family members, to recharge and to in the end give attention to their well-being”.

Ceri Davies, Studio and HR supervisor at Bomper.

Over the previous 6 months, the studio has been closed each Friday, however with no discount in pay and non-compressed hours. Whereas manufacturing has traditionally been involved about how condensed work weeks affect assembly schedules and deadlines, Bomper has truly discovered that the workforce has labored effectively, with no reported points or decline within the high quality of labor or assembly deadlines, and the studio delivering the identical quantity of labor and development. To efficiently implement the brand new manner of working, the workforce labored collectively to create practices that promoted deep work equivalent to utilizing display screen house successfully, eradicating distractions as a lot as attainable (by means of muting non-essential notifications), creating focus music playlists, and making certain conferences have been extra organised.

The outcomes – which have been obtained by means of KPI measures, in addition to shopper and employees surveys – have been overwhelmingly constructive, with the workforce citing higher work-life steadiness and elevated productiveness and creativity. “It’s actually a win-win scenario as not solely has our output elevated however in the end, with a extra wholesome work-life steadiness, our workforce is happier, which in flip has led to a extra centered work-week” provides Ceri.

This daring transfer aligns with Bomper’s mission to form the way forward for the artistic business in Wales and encourage the following technology. The choice to stay with the 4-day workweek is a testomony to Bomper’s dedication to innovation and work-life steadiness.

Ceri explains, “We hope this encourages extra companies to work in the direction of this mannequin and shake up what the way forward for work life steadiness seems to be like”.

The workforce’s endorsement of this variation is a sign of its success, and Bomper encourages different studios to comply with swimsuit.


About Bomper Studio
Bomper is an unbiased artistic manufacturing studio, creating work full of character and originality. Their work for promoting, branding and broadcast, spans dwell motion VFX, hand-crafted animation to hyperreal CG, and all the things in between. The workforce is made up of gifted in-house artists, illustrators, animators, artwork administrators and producers. Bomper’s credo is to continually embrace their natural-curiosity and problem their ambitions, by taking part in with mediums and codecs, in crafting the perfect work. Bompers purchasers embrace family names like Levi’s, Glenfiddich, Tesco, Tropicana, and Carlsberg. The previous few years have been thrilling for Bomper. The studio launched their first brief movie ‘Espresso Run’, a music video for Grammy-nominated artist, Tyler Childers’ ‘Nation Squire’, and directed two animated music video for the Foo Fighters ‘No Son of Mine’ and ‘Chasing Birds’. 2023 appears to be one other huge yr on the horizon for the studio. Bomper is at present directing its subsequent formidable music video manufacturing; a particular and cinematic movie produced by means of combining Unreal Engine and MoCap. Bomper can be long run contracted to provide a sequence of brief animation movies for award-winning recreation writer Large Fish on their title EverMerge, and can be at present creating our personal mini-series IP meant for a younger viewers.