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Indielab launches new Screenskills funded courses for leaders in animation

Indielab has been commissioned by ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund, the industry-led body for the screen industries, to launch four dynamic training courses designed to address skills gaps among mid-to-senior-level producers, directors and leaders in the animation industry.

Funded by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund, with contributions from UK animation productions, the courses are set to empower participants with invaluable knowledge and insights to thrive in today’s competitive animation landscape.

Scheduled to commence in May and running through June, each course will run 09.30 – 13.30 over four consecutive days, with sessions delivered online to enable animation professionals from across the UK to participate. The courses are:

  • Creative Production Management: Master the intricacies of project planning, budgeting, and resource management to ensure smooth production workflows and successful project delivery. 21st- 24th May, exec produced by Helen Brunsdon. Senior trainer, Simon Quinn.
  • Creative Producing: Dive deep into the role of a producer, learning strategies for project development, financing, and distribution to bring animation concepts to life on screen. 4th June – 7th June, exec produced by Helen Brunsdon. Senior trainer, Tim Searle
  • Creative Direction: Explore the art of storytelling, visual development, and character design to steer animation projects towards creative excellence. 18th June – 21st June, Exec produced by Helen Brunsdon. senior trainer, Tim Searle
  • Creative Leadership: Hone leadership skills essential for guiding teams, fostering innovation, and navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the animation industry. 25th-28th June. Exec produced by Helen Brunsdon, senior trainer Kate Lander.

“We are excited to collaborate with Indielab in offering these transformative training courses tailored specifically for animation professionals,” said Kieran Argo, animation production liaison executive at ScreenSkills. “These courses represent a unique opportunity for mid-to-senior-level professionals to elevate their skillsets and drive innovation in the animation sector.”

Indielab, renowned for its expertise in providing high-quality accelerator and training programs, has designed the courses to cater to the needs of animation producers, directors, and production managers seeking to expand their horizons and excel in their careers. Each course is led by an industry expert with in-depth practical experience, enhanced by sessions from accomplished animation professionals with in-depth knowledge of their relevant area of expertise.

“We are proud to partner with ScreenSkills in creating these comprehensive courses that are specifically focused on empowering animation professionals with the knowledge and effective tools needed to succeed in today’s competitive industry and prepare them for the animation industry of the future.” said Victoria Powell, CEO at Indielab.

Applications for the fully funded courses are now open, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply early to secure their spot on their chosen course.

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