2 Framestore Bournemouth Jonathan TurnerBournemouth Studio Manager
3 Who am I? • Bournemouth Studio Manager • Creation, start up and development of an external facility. Managing up to 40 artists, from both Paint & Roto and Matchmoving, across multiple shows in both 2D and 3D. Recruitment, hiring and training.Liaising with Higher Education• Previously a Senior Lecture at The Arts University College at Bournemouth
4 Who are Framestore? • One of the largest VFX studios in Europe • Offices in London, New York, LA, Bournemouth – 25 years old• Opening Montreal in early Aiming to hire 200 artists by the end of the year• Worldwide employ approx 750 people
5 Outpost Story• Our 2011/12 roster of projects required growth, particularly in prep-teams• In an environment of high graduate unemployment – why look outside of the EU?• Opened in August 2011• Employing 26 graduates in “prep” tasks on mainstream projects• Mainly sourced from the Bournemouth Universities (AUCB and BU)• A “hub” of talented graduates• Based on the campus of the AUCB• Expansion – we now employ 40 young artists
6 Secret of Success• The post-graduation move to London can be daunting for many graduates• The Outpost provides training and real jobs in a familiar, supportive and fun environment• Bournemouth – facilities to service a large student population – 2 Universities plus language schools• Rigorous selection procedure = best chance of selecting “future stars”• Win-win – if we don’t have jobs for them in the future they’ve had a great start to their VFX career
7 The ChallengesReasons for success also present the greatest challenge – distance• Systems support, training• Have to work hard to keep it “Framestore”
8 The Future Promotions to more senior roles London and New York office. Promotions to Animation and compositing teamsOutpost has matured – home-grown supervisors and mentorsCornerstone of our Graduate StrategyClose, mutually beneficial relationship with the university
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