We are primarily me, Martin Melzer, and I am supported by my wife Katharina.
Since 2008 I have been working in the animation film industry in Germany on international projects across the globe. Mainly I worked as a 3D technical director, as a pipeline specialist, as well as in programming and automation. At Tracking3.io I take care of the smooth workflow, programming and support.
Katharina, herself a 3D animation artist, illustrator and author, helps me with user experience (UX) issues, as a tester - with her own projects on Tracking3.io - and she contributes ideas and improvements.
In 2010, I felt the need to optimise my daily work routine for the first time. The reason for this was far too many sticky notes on my desk with work assignments and requirements. As a result, I started programming a digital sticky note manager that significantly simplified my daily work routine - and that of my colleagues.
Since then, I have worked on many projects with different teams. Starting with mini web series and several seasons long TV series to feature-length films, everything was there. Some productions were well organised, others not that well.
That's why I can't get rid of the idea of improving the organisation of projects. Instead of writing thousands of emails with countless addressees, trying to keep the production status up to date in various local documents or constantly searching for the latest version of an asset, it must be possible to have everything in one place.
2020 was the starting point for Tracking3.io. To develop an asset and production management solution independent of film studios and thus make another tool available to the film industry.