The Role of the Producer in Structuring the Production Team

As an animation producer, building the crew is an opportunity to put together the ideal combination of people to create something spectacular. Hiring a team for an animated project does not happen all at once because not everyone is needed at the same time. As a result, start dates and end dates are staggered in concert with the production plan. Unlike live action filmmaking, there is no one moment at which cast and crew work on the same scene simultaneously. The staff's work is typically segmented, as each asset and/or shot proceeds from one department to the next. (See Chapter 6, “The Production Plan,” for more information on putting together a crew plan.) ...

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