Sunday, 13 January 2019

Steve Burch: Producing Animation Mon 14 Jan

Animation Producer Steve Burch
Escape Studios is welcoming back veteran animation producer Steve Burch to our High Holborn campus.

Steve, who has worked on animation classics such as The Iron Giant, Space Jam, and Osmosis Jones, is visiting us on Monday 14th January to deliver a workshop on Producing Animation to our second year animators.

He will be back on Tuesday January 15th for our Advanced Animation and MA students.

Animation Production
Steve will be helping our students to navigate some of the challenges involved in successfully completing their first animation production. Being a successful animator isn't just about being good at animation; you also need to understand how group projects work, and learn how to collaborate with other artists in a studio environment.

Thinking like a producer
Steve worked on "Iron Giant"
Escape Studios teach our students to think not just in terms of finding work in the animation industry as employees, but also to succeed as freelancers.

Our business is largely project-driven, and lifetime employment is almost unheard-of, so knowing how to pull of a freelance job successfully is a vital life skill.

It's also important to understand the business environment we operate it. Understanding why deadlines matter makes it much easier to work in a studio, alongside producers who have to get the job delivered on time and on budget.

Tutor: Steve Burch
Steve Burch started out in the animation industry as an effects artist, working on hits such as The Iron Giant, and later moving into production.

Steve's most recent producing credit is line producer for the 2016 Lego Friends movie.

To learn more about the business of producing animation, read this account of one of Steve's workshops here.

Producing and Freelancing
To see other posts about producing and freelancing, see the links below:

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link.  To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here.  For the next 12 week animation course, click here.

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