An Artist's guide to Animation Producers

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Animation Producers make your animation happen!

In this webinar, Bob Thompson, tutor at Escape Studios, will take you into the secret world of the Animation Producer, as an introduction to our Animation Production short course. Putting in the time to improve your relationship with your Animation Producer will not only help improve your career, but will ultimately make everyone’s life a little bit easier. So whether you’re an aspiring Animation Producer yourself or an artist who wants to understand the ins and outs of your Producer’s role, this webinar is for you!

Bob will take you through the Animation Producer’s role, what they do on a day to day basis and also what they do to make the artists’ job easier. By the end of the webinar, you’ll get a better sense of the ‘Big Picture’ and you’ll understand why the decisions Animation Producers make for the wider needs of the business aren’t that bad, despite driving the artists in the team insane.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to communicate with your Animation Producer in a way that sets you as having ‘promotion potential’ as an artists who ‘gets it’, helping you to manage upwards and to bring added value to team meetings.

The host

Bob Thompson is the Animation Production tutor at Escape Studios. Having worked as a Producer for the BBC and as the Head of Film for LEGO, Bob has loads of commercial, technical and creative experience as a Producer. He has developed and produced four feature length animations and has also worked on 3D attractions, television shows, toys, games and theme park rides and more than 30 different media categories.

Bob is the founder of Good Story Productions who provide creative development, production, VFX and Post Production services & facilities for Film and other media.

During the demonstration, Alex will show you how to make Monty happy, sad, angry, or scared, masculine or feminine, and even turn him into a goose-stepping soldier! All with a basic walk cycle, and in just a few clicks.

It's a great technique that breaks down apparently complex outcomes into simple, basic steps that any animator can master.

The host

Alex Williams is the Head of Animation here at Escape Studios. He has over 25 years experience working in the animation industry and some of his film credits include; The Lion KingRobotsThe Road to El DoradoWho Framed Roger Rabbit and The Iron Giant (to name but a few!). He also has 20 years experience working and teaching in higher education.More recently, Alex won at the Cartoon Art Trust Awards for his “Queen’s Counsel” cartoon strip in the Times, and he wrote an article for Creative Bloq about 8 ways to shine as an animator.

Check out Alex’s blog to discover more about his work and experience.

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Thursday, August 23rd

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