Becoming an Animation Producer!
To be an animation producer you should know what animation producers are. They have the responsibility to oversee the production of animation (short, series, and movie). It’s a matter of starting your own business and that is a separate kind of education and finances. You will hire & gather workers such as directors, animators, writers & so on. When I said “responsibility” I meant that you have to give insight to your employees on what they need to do to make the animation.
For example. Ramsey Naito is the current president of Nickelodeon studios. However, in the past, she has worked on many shows & movies such as The Spongebob Squarepants movie & The Baby Boss as an executive producer. The difference between these two is that while all employees report to him/her for everything an executive producer doesn’t get too involved in a production. It’s like being the king/queen of the castle in a way.
Both Producers and Executive Producers usually have connections to more than one studio in both the U.S and other countries. But there have been instances where an American animation studio has collaborated with anime producers. One, in particular, is a studio based in Texas called Tonari Animation. They have a web-based studio, meaning they mostly function online. They have hired animators & layout artists via social media websites to work on Japanese-based productions. They have collaborated with various Japanese animation studios such as Toei Animation & Studio Perriot in previous years.
The CEO of the studio is Jarrett Martin. As I said before, the role of a producer is to manage the employees on their work, but Mr. Martin is also an animator himself who has contributed directly into said projects. Mr. Martin has very much enjoyed working with anime creators over the past few years & will continue to do so.
While they have been very successful in their work, they’re still looking for new recruits as the animation industry continues to grow. Please visit their website for more information.
Learning media production will take a few college courses. But we at Springboard have connections to various producers who can help educate you at half the price. And if you are an animation producer reading this, we would really appreciate you contacting us to help us teach the youth about animation production.
To join his studio as either an animator, layout artist, or both, send him your portfolio. His contact information is here.
Phone: (516) 414-2000
I encourage you the viewer to consider becoming an animation producer you will be doing a huge favor for not just yourself but many animators, writers, directors & storyboard artists as well. Thank you for reading.