Animation Production Manager

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Animation Production Manager

Producing Animated Content for Film and TV

The Animation Production Manager course will cover all the aspects of managing an animation film or TV project that are crucial for it to be completed within its allocated timeframe and budget, and at the promised level of quality. The course is for graduates and professionals of animation, film, business, media studies and similar, preferably with some animation experience, who wish to work as a production manager in the animation industry.

About Animation Production Manager

  • Facts

    Title:  Animation Production Manager

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 1 week

    Next program: The course will also run in 2022 around the same time. The exact dates will be made public here within a short time.

    Application deadline: To be announced

    Place: The Animation Workshop/VIA University College Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark

    Fee: 8000 DKK or 1075 EUR

    Online participation: The course is per default a physical course, but also open for online participation for those who prefer that. Online participants will be included in all course activities through a digital platform. The course fee remains the same for all participants.

  • Structure and content

    Daily schedule

    9.00 - 12.00 Class
    12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
    13.00 - 16.30 Class

     

    Presence

    The course is primarily a physical course, but we also welcome online participants who can stream the lectures and will take part in assignments and other activities taking place in class through an online conference/meeting software. Prior to the course, all participants will be asked how they would like to follow it.

     

    Course materials

    All participants are asked to bring a laptop so that they access the online conference/meeting software. There are no specific requirements for the laptop.

     

    Content

    The Production Management course will cover all the aspects of managing an animation film or TV project that are crucial for it to be completed within its allocated timeframe and budget, and at the promised level of quality. The instructors will talk about both 2d and 3d productions, as well as different types of productions spanning from complex large-scale productions to smaller independent productions.

    The course will go through the various steps of a production, starting at the point when the budget has been greenlighted and it is time to start the planning in details. During the course, the instructors will cover a series of topics that are needed when managing an animation film production. The participants will be guided through the process of a production and train the ability to foresee challenges and analyze the possibilities within the given budget when it comes to style, artists etc.

     

    Topics we will go through:

    Production Plan
    List of assumptions (based on the details of the schedule, crew plan, and the budget.)
    Delivery Date
    Delivery Format and Platform
    Schedule and the Budget
         - Cost reports
    Quotas
    Complexity Analysis
         - Script Breakdown
    Production Methodology / Pipeline
    Recruitment / level of Talent
    Sub-contractors
    Key Personnel
    The Production Team / Crew plan
    Team Management
    Communication
    Pre-production
    Production
    Tracking Production
         - Master Schedule
         - Tracking Software
         - Macro and Micro charts
    Post-production

     

  • How to apply

    The course is for graduates and professionals of animation, film, business, media studies and similar, preferably with some animation experience, who wish to work as a production manager in the animation industry.

    In order to apply, please fill out the online application form. You will be asked to provide a CV and upload diploma and other relevant documents to prove that you have the required education or work experience.

    The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) reserves the right to cancel the course should there not be enough participants.

  • Instructors

    Therese Sachse

    Therese Sachse

    Animation Producer & Consultant

    Therese Sachse has been working with animation since 1999. During these 20 years, she has obtained a great deal of experience when it comes to international productions, both on TV series and feature films. Currently she works for Axis Studios.

    Filmography selection: LEGO Star Wars Heroes Join Forces (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures Season 2 (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures Season 1 (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales (Line Producer), LEGO Legends of Chima (Production Manager), Journey to Saturn – feature (DK) (Line Producer), Jungo Goes Bananas – feature (DK) (Line Producer), The Ugly Duckling & Me! – feature (DK) (Line Producer), Pre-production of LEGO Ninjago TV series (Line Producer), H.C. AndersensFairytales TV series (Production Manager), Jungledyret Hugo TV series (Production Manager), Troll Tales TV series (Production Manager)

    Jonas Juhl Nielsen

    Jonas Juhl Nielsen

    Head of Production at Sun Creature, Copenhagen

    Jonas, who has a background in software engineering, is responsible for all projects running as fluently as possible at Sun Creature. The studio’s main focus is 2D projects, and Jonas is also specialized in that. His tasks include setting up 2D pipelines as well as developing tools that are necessary for the execution of projects and for optimization of work processes. He also trains new production managers/producers for the studio.

  • Housing

    Accommodation is not included in the fee but Viborg offers several affordable accommodation opportunities. Within walking distance of the school you will find Oasen, Nattely and Klosterpensionen. The latter is located right next to Viborg's old Dome, right in the heart of the city. Other options include Lisely and Danhostel Viborg. You can also take a look at the local tourist agency's list of accommodation.

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen is a teacher and coordinator at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44

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