VFX Production 1001

This course will introduce you to what it takes to be a VFX Producer, from coordinating to managing projects.

Course Schedule
07.06.2021 - 05.07.2021
Joe Lloyd Pack
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Improve your understanding of VFX Production to help artists achieve their briefs


This course will cover how Production fits into the world of VFX and how to manage such projects. We’ll start by giving an overview of a typical VFX pipeline and see how data is passed from one stage to the next. Following on from this, we’ll introduce you to Shotgun (an industry standard project management software) and see how it is used on a daily basis for tracking VFX projects.

By the end of the course, you will be more confident with the tools and familiar with the processes of coordinating a project.

Course Details

  • Type: Online
  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Format: Pre-recorded videos and weekly live sessions
  • Assignments: Weekly & 1 final
  • Tools: Shotgun
  • Prerequisites: n/a
  • Course Access Time: Lifetime

Small, personal classes with no more than 15 students

Lessons in this course

  • 01. VFX Pipeline for Production

    In this lesson, we'll dissect the VFX Pipeline and take a look at how Production fits into the creation of a project.
    Available on: 07.06.2021 10:00 am
  • 02. Introduction to Shotgun

    • An introduction to Shotgun for Production, including: basic navigation, out of the box page fundamentals (shots, assets, versions etc), building playlists, taking notes, statuses
    Available on: 14.06.2021 10:00 am
  • 03. A day in the life of a VFX Coordinator

    This lesson will cover the role of the VFX Coordinator. We'll take a look at how to handle Rounds and Dailies, communicate effectively with artists, asset and shot tracking, client sends and reviews, and ingest shoot data and reference.
    Available on: 21.06.2021 10:00 am
  • 04. How to be an effective VFX Line Producer

    In this lesson, we'll cover the process of importing bids and creating tasks, scheduling shots and assets, creating milestone reports, and working with the Sequence/Department Supervisors.
    Available on: 27.06.2021 10:00 am
  • 05. An Introduction to Production Management for VFX

    Our final lesson will cover how to manage projects. This will include how to import bids, crew planning, scheduling sequences and working with VFX Supervisors.
    Available on: 05.07.2021 10:00 am

Tutor: Joe Lloyd Pack

Head of Production

Joe is a VFX Production Manager with more than 12 years’ experience in the VFX and Animation industry. After graduating from Norwich University of the Arts, Joe started his career in VFX as a freelancer, with a role as lens encoder on the set of Disney’s Prince of Persia. This was the first taste of things to come. Next up was a role on Universal’s The Wolfman, where he was the VFX Production Assistant and Data Wrangler. This gave Joe his first taste of VFX in post-production and shortly after finishing the film, he took a job at DNEG London. Whilst working at DNEG Joe worked as a coordinator on films such as John Carter, Rush and Fast & Furious 6, and as a Line Producer on Jupiter Ascending, Grimbsy and Pete's Dragon. Joe then took on the role of Associate Producer on Geostorm and Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk. After finishing up on Dunkirk Joe took steps into freelancing as the VFX Production Manager for Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 1984 which he is currently wrapping up on now.

Course Fee: £400

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