Animator + Human


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SIGGRAPH 2018 - Emphasizing Empathy in the Pipeline Process

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At SIGGRAPH 2018 - Ms. Davis will lead a discussion session regarding emotional intelligence and project management. This presentation, informed by Ms. Davis's experience as a project manager for the Massive Collaborative Animation Projects  initiative, explores whether the pipeline process itself, when left unchecked, can result in increased pressure on participants, and how increased emphasis on emotionally intelligent management can alleviate some of these pressures for the betterment of the participant and the project.

While MCAP has the unique position of being an educational program, in which students are encouraged to extend themselves outside of their comfort zone, the experience illuminated issues the with pipeline project plan as a whole, many of which are evident in the professional world. By looking at the issue on a smaller scale, Ms. Davis hopes attendees engaged in the discussion at SIGGRAPH 2018 can reflect on their own education programs, production environments, and individual experiences so that they may emphasize or extend their own emotional intelligence for the greater good of both the participant and the project - and open the dialogue for emotionally intelligent project management in the industry as a whole.

Other suggested sessions:

  • Massive Collaborative Animation Projects - (Dr. William Joel) - Monday, 13 August 201810:30am - 12pm, East Building, Room 13, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • The Massive Collaborative Animation Projects & the Student Experience - (Rebecca Huang & Student Participants of MCAP) - Monday, 13 August 20183:30pm - 4:30pm , East Building, Room 13, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Bridging the Gap - (Joe & Johanna D'Amato)VFX/Anim Production Scheduling & Software Dev/Rollout - Open Discussion - Tuesday, 14 August 201812pm - 1:30pm, Pacific Rim 1/2, Pan Pacific Hotel -


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