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PART-TIME LEARNING | Shotgrid - Introduction for PMs


PART-TIME LEARNING | Shotgrid - Introduction for PMs

General Description

General overview of the Shotgrid software. Usage, concepts, features and How to's for the industry's best practices.

Training Goals

Overview of the software’s potential and what it can be used for. 

- How to use main features, buttons
- Understanding the concepts and rules
- Understanding how to navigate and access desired information
- How to create a project
- How to view & organize information, details & database
- How to Create a playlist & take notes
- How to create and design a page

(For creating schedules and more advanced task management see Project planning & Project management Trainings)

Target Audience

Any Project management level and Intermediate Coordintators


Some experience in VFX/Animation, project management concepts


  REGULAR RATE   $240 + taxes



12 hours   



Tuesday December 5, 11:30AM to 1PM
Wednesday December 6, 11:30AM to 1PM
Thursday December 7, 11:30AM to 1PM
Tuesday December 12, 11:30AM to 1PM
Wednesday December 13, 11:30AM to 1PM
Thursday December 14, 11:30AM to 1PM
Tuesday December 19, 11:30AM to 1PM
Wednesday December 20, 11:30AM to 1PM


* The NAD-UQAC School has been approved by the provincial and federal governments, as well as Québec Emploi, and is on the list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs). Therefore, all our training programs are eligible for Bill 90 or Canada Training Credit, whether you are a company or  an individual.


NAD-UQAC School, Îlot Balmoral, 1501 de Bleury, 7th Floor, Montreal, Québec  H3A 0H3

The training is offered online

The participants will be provided with a web link.

Type of Training

Theoretical and practical

Certificate of Completion

Participants must attend a minimum of 80% of classes to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion

About the instructor

Meggie Cabral

Visual Effects Project Manager for over 12 years now, Meggie started off in the industry as technical support specialist for Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment softwares such as Flame, Smoke & Lustre.
Her desire to become a camera operator during her college studies, rapidly turned into a preference for what was happening beyond the camera, mostly during the post-production process.
After 5 years of technically supporting artists from a distance over the phone, she decided to move onto new challenges and integrated the VFX Industry by becoming a Coordinator at RodeoFX which counted only a little over 20 employees at the time.
She rapidly became a vfx project manager and learned to introduce efficient management methodologies along side her amazing colleagues.  Work methodologies that have followed her throughout her different work experiences in different studios such as Oblique FX, Alchemy 24 et Cinesite.
She also had the opportunity to challenge her capabilities and expertise on a few movie productions such as the french production of Beauty and the Beast and as VFX Producer for Denis Villeneuve’s movie, Arrival.
After many years in the VFX industry, Meggie slowed down the pace and moved towards a better work/life balance, reduced her working hours to allocate more time to her biggest passion: her 3 kids.
Today, Meggie shares her knowledge, know-how and vfx management experience with trainings she has developed including the usage of her all-time favourite tool, Shotgrid software.
Her leadership now goes beyond the Visual Effects industry.  She has developed ways to accompany professionals like her, to widen their horizons, step out of their comfort zones, identify their limiting beliefs, access their full potential and take actions that will help them shape their own destinies.

Course Contents

SESSIONS 1-2 – Introduction to Software & terminologies

SESSIONS 3-4 – Project Creation & Build

SESSIONS 5-6 – Media, Playlists & Communications (notes)

SESSIONS 7-8 - Miscellaneous

  • People / Artists / Departments / Groups / Permissions
  • Crew/Project planning
  • Exporting data
  • Site Preeferences - User Settings
  • Creating pages
  • Viewing Tasks & Time Logs


Every participant will be provided with a remote access to an individual work station and a web link a few days prior to the beginning of the training. Participants will have access to all necessary educational material and media contents.