Formations professionnelles

Un programme varié de formations conçu pour répondre aux exigences de l’industrie, développé en collaboration avec elle et enseigné par ses maîtres.




General Description

Overview of the role and responsibilities of a Project Manager. 
How to upgrade to a Project Manager mindset.
Basics of project preliminary planning and scheduling, using Excel and Shotgrid.

Training Goals

- Understand how to be an effective project manager.
- Learn how to create a preliminary schedule using Excel.
- Learn how to build a project schedule in Shotgrid. (small project)
- The basics and fundamentals of managing a project on a daily basis.
- Learn about possible responsibilities & expectations.

Target Audience

Coordinators who wish to transition to Project Managers


Some experience in VFX/animation project coordination, having been introduced to Shotgrid and Excel already.


  REGULAR RATE   $290 + taxes



21 hours   



Tuesday February 6, 10:00AM to 1PM
Wednesday February 7, 10:00AM to 1PM
Thursday February 8, 10:00AM to 1PM
Tuesday February 13, 10:00AM to 1PM
Wednesday February 14, 10:00AM to 1PM
Thursday February 15, 10:00AM to 1PM
Tuesday February 20, 10:00AM 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.


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

Session 1:  (3h) - Project Manager Responsibilities & Overview

Session 2: (3h) - Bid & Scheduling Items / Ingredients

Session 3: (3h) - Building a Project Schedule: Resources

Session 4: (3h) - Building the Project in Shotgrid

Session 5: (3h) - Building a Project Schedule: Tasks & Assignments

Session 6: (3h) - Building a Project Schedule: Milestones & Deliveries

Session 7: (3h) - Post Scheduling / Managing the Project in Shotgrid


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.