THE CONDUCTOR OF THE 3D PROJECT
THE 3D PROJECT MANAGER IS A KEY PLAYER, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION AND THE ARTISTIC, TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL REALIZATION. HE SUPERVISES THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THE PROJECT, THE SUBTLETIES OF WHICH HE MASTERS PERFECTLY LIKE A MAESTRO.
He / she is neither the technical specialist, nor the "boss", but rather the conductor who will bring a project to life by creating the link between its various stages and the different actors.
THE PROJECT MANAGER'S PROFESSION
Beforehand, the 3D project manager refines the scenario, gathers and brings together the different participants in order to convey his intentions and the guidelines he / she has defined (characters, scenery, light, shooting angles...) Therefore, he / she is able to "think" the project in all areas.
In direct relation with the production, he / she chooses his / her teams (storyboarder, character designer, 3D animators or special effects supervisor...), who collaborate under his / her guidance. He / she must also be able to answer in a clear and factual way to the clients' questions and expectations, and to manage the production budget. In short, he / she must be able to demonstrate authority but also psychology. An iron fist in a velvet glove!
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
The 3D market requires a very good technical background, in order to be on the same wavelength as the team working on the project. Versatile, manager at heart and endowed with a good sense of organization, the 3D project manager is therefore subject to time, budget and of course quality constraints.
His / her strong personality and extensive knowledge are the necessary or even essential assets to succeed in his / her undertaking, from conception to completion.
CAREER & ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
At the end of your training, you will be operational as a "junior project manager" in any field involving the use of computer graphics (film, advertising, video games, architecture, design...).
The 3D project manager is not immediately in charge of a product right after graduation, especially in animated films: the job is also something you learn by experience and gradually.
Once acknowledged in the profession, this video game craftsman generally stays in the digital world, but he / she can move on to cinema, television or advertising as an employee or freelancer.
3D project manager: the "conductor" in video game design