Seminar: Sandra Scott, Digital Executive Producer/Head of Production at Walt Disney’s ImageMovers Digital (IMD)

  • When: Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 at 10.30-12.30 (followed by buffet lunch)
  • Where: The Green Room, UTV, Havelock House, Ormeau Rd, Belfast
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Creative & Cultural Skills and Skillset

This is a unique opportunity to hear from Sandra Scott, an 18 year industry veteran, who arrived at IMD in 2008 at the onset of IMD’s first digital feature, A Christmas Carol.  IMD was built in conjunction with filmmaker Robert Zemeckis whose sole focus was to create a studio that facilitates storytelling from production design inception, through to live action performance capture and finally, to the rendering of fully digital environments and characters.

Scott was immediately tasked with transforming the studio from a visual effects, shot-production modality to a feature-animation friendly workflow, where story, instead of ‘shots’, are at the core of every decision.  Scott was credited with turning the production process of the studio around and overseeing delivery of Zemeckis’ first film through IMD, on-time and on budget.  Scott lives by a work philosophy that centres around finding solutions to the obstacles that threaten the creative process, building cohesive teams and partnerships, and taking a hands-on approach to get the job done.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.  To book a place please email: [email protected]

This seminar is part of a series organised by Skillset and Creative & Cultural Skills.  The purpose is not only to hear from a successful visual effects producer, but also to create a forum for local designers, digital content providers and independent television producers to meet and develop business contacts, particularly in light of the planned increase in regional network spend by the BBC and other network providers.

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  • Tony Woods

    Another fantastic speaker and interesting debate.