Thursday, 23 April 2020

Webinar With Max Howard Tuesday 19th May

Max Howard
Escape Studios is hosting a free webinar with veteran animation producer and Hollywood studio executive Max Howard, on Tuesday 19th May at 12.30pm

Max will talk about some of the most important ingredients for a successful career in animation, such as the importance of understanding story, and the art of the pitch. You can sign up here.

Max will also discuss the state of the animation industry post-Covid 19. The virus is bad news for us all, but while live action shoots remain shut down, animation continues to flourish.

About Max Howard
Max Howard
Max Howard is a film producer and studio executive who has set up and run animation studios for Walt Disney Feature Animation in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles.  In the late 1990s he was president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation; his studio producing credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Igor.

Max also runs two independent film companies, Melwood Pictures, and the Max Howard Consulting Group. He has an honourary Doctorate of Arts from Teesside University, and is the Chancellor of Middlesbrough Children's University.  In 2015 Max started working In China on a regular basis for the DeTao Group, where he runs Melwood Pictures at DeTao, and is developing animated feature films based on Chinese content.

Webinar on Tuesday 19th May at 12.30pm
Max will discuss what is needed for a successful career in animation, including the importance of understanding story, and the art of the pitch.  He will also talk about the state of the industry post-Covid 19. The Corona virus is bad news for us all, but while live action shoots remain shut down, animation continues to flourish.

The Art of the Pitch
Key Topics include:
  • Story – the fundamentals – breakdown of Finding Nemo – the 8 essential ingredients
  • Pitching – Pitching your group projects/ideas/yourself for an interview and your ideas in the workplace
  • State of the industry – industry overview – what’s happening at the moment in Animation (and VFX if possible)
  • Working with the Producers and the Production team – how to be effective in your team
  • Managing your mates – how do you manage your friends and colleagues?!

Where and when
Free Zoom webinar – Tuesday 19th May – 12.30pm

Zoom link
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt starting in September 2020, follow this link.   To apply, visit the offical page here



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