Andrew Schlussel applies his experience in filmmaking, animation, and visual effects to his career in education. He is the Global Head of Training and Development at The Moving Picture Company (MPC) in London, where he leads and creates strategy for all training at their studios around the world. He has taught classes and written curriculum for animation and VFX over the past 20 years in colleges, universities, companies and non-profits internationally as well as online. He has worked as an artist in visual effects for film, video games, iPad apps, music videos and was the cinematographer on an independent feature. Teaching classes at Pixar helped lead him to his role as education manager at DreamWorks Animation prior to his role at MPC.
There are many pressing issues around training in visual effects both for academia and business. In this talk, Andrew Schlussel will lay out the various choices being faced, with examples from his experience in education at Pixar, DreamWorks, MPC and various colleges and universities around the world, both on-ground and on-line. From this talk, you will gain an understanding of the trade-offs that individuals, institutions and industry face when deciding on training strategies. This will help you determine your own strategy to move forward, whether for yourself, your business or your learning institution.