Who Cares About The Year?

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We do! Here at Addmaya, 2015 has been a year of moments of great worth. A year of sad goodbyes, movember workouts, long work days, exciting outings, challenging opportunities and beautiful additions. We celebrate milestones, achievements and we celebrate one another.

Dive in and enjoy our journeys.

_Q8A8974Arthur Nakkaka, Design Director

An Intentional Team

After putting off the recalibration of  the Addmaya website for two years, there is no better day to celebrate than the 4th of August 2015 when we launched the new Addmaya website. Though controversial, the IPO [Improved Portfolio Online] reveal was daring, exciting and crazy. I learnt that if you strive to please everybody, you end up doing mediocre work.

The new Responsive Addmaya website

The other thing that stands out for me is the fact that this year we have been more intentional about working as a team. We engaged in activities such as ‘Design kwepena’ where we solved design problems in groups, Movember workouts that got us jogging around Bugolobi and a corporate team building camp with ‘Quest for Excellence‘. We’ve been able to relate better and work more openly. 2016 is going to be a greater year. I’m very expectant.

_Q8A9324Pascal Kavuma, 3D Artist+Illustrator

Great Lunch Breaks

There has been a lot of growth in the team this year especially in terms of skill development. Personally, there has been something new for me to learn from every project. The ‘Out of the Box’ project, exposed me to cut-out stop motion, something extremely out of the ordinary. I’m proud to say am not the same person since the year started.

It is amazing working with great people. Everyone has sacrificed to have projects accomplished. My best moments have been the lunch breaks. We sit as a team and talk about just anything, laugh out loud and enjoy each other’s company.

_Q8A9025Sylvia Bamusiime, Cinematographer

Refined by Mistakes

It’s the mistakes I have made in my line of work that have refined me to what I am today. Usually, I’m used to working with a Director at any shoot, however, there was this one time I was solely required to conduct a shoot. I freaked out and I messed up really bad. I had the camera frame rates wrong. On another shoot with high profile people, again without a Director, I messed up. I got a reality check! I knew it was time to face my fears and stop anything from blocking me from doing a great job.

I got a reality check! I knew it was time to face my fears and stop anything from blocking me from doing a great job. ~Sylvia

The next big photo shoot I had with Silver fleet was epic and I mean EPIC! I am so grateful that the Directors have trusted me with big company projects.

_Q8A9191Dennis Arthur Abou, Producer

Just Don’t Break Your Neck

Producing ACIA whole handedly was a milestone in my career as a producer. It taught me a lot especially paying attention to small details. I remember we had done everything and at the last minute when we had drawn the fire trail, we realized that we didn’t have match stick to light it up.

Working with Addmaya is an amazing experience. You are allowed to spin your head on the floor as long as you don’t break your neck. The discipline here has helped me grow in other areas of my life.

_Q8A8917David Kiirya, 3D Artist+Animator

Dream Come True

Joining the team as a 3D Artist has been my greatest highlight this year. I always admired the work Addmaya did and only dreamt of working with them.  But as I watched the company’s 2015 reel with the rest of the team, it was a dream come true for me. At last I was part of The Team.

There is so much I have learnt, from adjusting to a whole new working experience to pushing myself out of the comfort zone and discovering my niche in the team. The projects here can really be challenging but exciting. My best project was the Vodafone Night Bundle TVC. It challenged my skills to another level.

_Q8A8936Peter Mukiibi, Creative Director

Who Did That?

Working with the Addmaya team has shocked me by how much people know in regards to what they contribute. Projects have duly left me in awe. There is so much talent that is untapped and a freshness you get working with someone for the first time – a beauty from a place of not knowing and approaching problems in unique ways.

Nevertheless, the greatest challenge was losing members of the team and the fear of moving on without them. They were very talented and we both gave each other a lot and so I wasn’t scared for where they were going. It was tough but the team was blessed with new people equally skilled.

I see Addmaya doing stuff that transcends what we are already known for next year. People will have to first ask who did that before discovering it is Addmaya.

People will have to first ask who did that before discovering it is Addmaya. ~Peter

_Q8A9255Fred Jackson Lwere, Accountant

Those Buddies…!

When I reminisce about the year, Richard, Allan, Derrick and Isaac come to mind. They played a significant role in the team and they will forever be part of Addmaya. It was a scary and exciting moment of losing people and meeting new people and learning how to work with them.

Nonetheless, Addmaya is making 7 years next year and  biblically, seven is a perfect divine number that symbolizes comfort, completeness and perfection.

Nonetheless, Addmaya is making 7 years next year and  biblically, seven is a perfect divine number that symbolizes comfort, completeness and perfection. ~Fred

naava-gladysGladys Naava, Copywriter

Keep Learning

It has been a journey of growth especially as a writer. There is this guy called Arthur who never lets me off the hook until I have written a great piece. I honestly appreciate the belief that the Directors have in us.

I remember when I had just joined the team, I would tell my friends about Addmaya and how I thought the team was made up of geniuses. I would say to myself, ‘I want to be like these geniuses.’ I don’t know if I’m a genius yet but one thing I know for sure is that I am a better person. There is no end to learning and that is what makes the team tick!

To me, everyday at Addmaya has been a new day to not only work with great people but to also learn new things and exploit the gifts and abilities God blessed me with. The work ethic here is world class. I love it here!