Smaller studios may not find it cost-efficient to staff project managers or keep prod-tech managers on staff. We will come in to help you find low-hanging fruit, highlight best-practices, and scale big-studio ideas to fit your footprint with minimal hours.
Larger studios sometimes need burst capacity in overhead roles where one or two short projects cannot justify a new seat, but will overwhelm existing staff. We can shepherd a small project with limited hours or build out an entire remote studio to take advantage of regional tax credits.
We would dive into your render resources and initially assess existing features. We will reference industry best-practices and offer feedback on data collection, render forecasting, reports, production communication, and team make up. After the initial assessment, deeper dives may be warranted.
We dive into your storage resources and initially assess your growth vs burndown as well as archiving. We offer feedback on best-practices for data management, forecasting, reports, and automated cleanup concepts. After the initial assessment, deeper dives may be warranted.
We will examine your communication process, including email/chat, existing meetings, and show & sequence launches. Shotgun, and I.T./Systems Interaction.
* Project Mgmt: Software, pipeline, systems, facility moves/buildouts
* Production Mgmt: Producing, post-prod, VFX, mocap shoots, voice records
* Recruiting: Utilizing our large network of artists
* Systems/IT: Procurement of desktop, network, and cloud services
* Promotional Merchandise: Show crew gifts, clothing, and swag
* Auction / Liquidation: Facility teardown, liquidation, and Ebay auction consulting
Johanna‘s production style has a strong focus on standards and integrating technology, including database implementation, render planning, and data i/o.
She recently produced Game Cinematics, Web &TV Commercials, and was the Associate Production Manager on Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party (2016.) Jo is currently working client-side with the VFX team on Noelle (2019) starring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and Shirley MacLaine.
Starting at ILM on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s / Sorcerer's Stone (2001,) she has worked on a wide variety of projects, including Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002,) Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014,) and Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017.)Linked-In IMDb Resume
Joe has extensive experience in VFX/Animation operations having worked at a industry-defining companies, including Industrial Light + Magic, DisneyToon Studios, Digital Domain, and Image Engine.
He combines over 20 years in VFX and Animation with a business education to improve technology/production synergy and has demonstrated success engineering workflows and project managing VFX pipelines.