Producing Animation

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​“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.” - Walt Disney

Kick start your career in animation!

Careers in animation span all genres and markets of the world. This rapidly expanding area of entertainment constantly needs new people and ideas. But where might you fit in?

In this two day intensive, animation producer and mentor Rodney Whitham will walk through the processes and challenges, from development to final delivery of animation production.

Topics covered:

• The Animation Producer - What is an animation producer? I want to develop an animated movie; where do I start?

• How to identify and sell projects

• An overview of the core team

• The development process

• The role of the producer during development

• The production plan

• The role of the producer in structuring the production team

• The role of the producer during pre-production

• The role of the producer during production

• The role of the producer during the post-production

• The importance of tracking production at every phase

• Distribution, marketing, licensing and more...

Students will gain industry insights into the Dos & Don’ts of how an animation producer orchestrates the collaboration of creative and teams working in-house, remotely and globally to achieve the production of a cohesive show.

About the tutor:

Rodney Whitham (Former Head of Production at Flying Bark and Yoram Gross) is an animation producer, consultant, and production executive with over 20 years in the animation industry, managing and co-ordinating approximately 400 half hours of animated content for a global audience, including Blinky Bill, Space Jam, Flipper, Zeke's Pad, Dennis & Gnasher, and more.

Feedback from March 2015:

'Rodney was very good and the amount of information he shared with us was well explained and valuable. The course was a pleasure and money well spent.'

'Rodney had a wealth of recent and relative experience. He answered all questions and was very approachable with a good sense of humour.'

'Fantastic to see real life production projects and also scenarios. Thank you.'

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