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PART-TIME LEARNING | VFX - Project Planning (Introduction)


PART-TIME LEARNING | VFX - Project Planning (Introduction)

General Description

Basics of project preliminary planning and scheduling, using Excel and Shotgrid.

Training Goals

- Understand what is needed to start project planning
- Learn how to create a preliminary schedule using excel.
- Learn how to build a project schedule in Shotgrid. (Small project)

(Contact us for more advanced & custom scheduling training (bigger size projects)

Target Audience

Intermediate+ Coordinators, Junior/mid  Project managers.


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


  REGULAR RATE   $220 + taxes



11 hours   



Thursday November 9, 11AM to 1PM
Wednesday November 15, 11:30AM to 1PM
Thursday November 16, 11:30AM to 1PM
Wednesday November 22, 11:30AM to 1PM
Thursday November 23, 11:30AM to 1PM
Wednesday November 29, 11:30AM to 1PM
Thursday November 30, 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

SESSION-1 : 2h - Basics of Planning a VFX Project
SESSIONS-2-3 : (3h) - Building a Project Schedule: Phase 1 (Demo + Class Exercise)
SESSIONS-4-5 : (3h) - Building the Project in Shotgrid (Demo + Class Exercise)
SESSIONS-6-7 : (3h) - Building a Project Schedule: phase 2 (Demo + Class Exercise)


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.