I wanted to give everyone a June Update on everything I’m working on with the company. Although I don’t currently have any client projects I’m working on I’m still pretty busy with many other tasks. Here are some of the things I’m currently working on.
I mentioned in an earlier post I was working on a CG animated short. We are making progress with it, but have been taking our time to make sure it looks great. As I write this we are working on the design of the main character, as well as brainstorming the set location. To keep costs down it will be in one simple set that we can reuse for the different episodes. Once we finish the character design phase we will start modeling the character, and then rig it for animation. At the same time we work on the character rig we will also be surfacing it.
I have been thinking about creating a society for creative professionals in the entertainment industry. Through the society we could put on a monthly networking event co-hosted with my company. This would include artists, technicians, and production staff in animation, visual effects, motion graphics, and other similar professions. This event would be open to members of the community from students that are trying to get into the industry to veterans who have been in the industry for years. It could create mentorship opportunities to help the new members in the field to meet the experts.
This weekend was the Producers Guild of America’s annual Produced by Conference. This is a conference for producers, and has a lot of really great panels, mentoring, and networking opportunities for members of the guild. This was my second time going to the conference, and I wanted to share my experience with all of you. If you are interested in reading about last year’s conference you can do it here.