A Post Production Manager’s roles include: being in charge of all processes, procedures and outputs for the the post production department. Running day-to-day management of the post production crew and editors. This includes: managing overall post production schedule and budget, across all departments. Supporting department managers to create and meet department budgets and schedules. Communicating clearly and regularly with Producer, Head of Post Production and Supervising CG Supervisor and Creative Team on the production status. Finding and hiring post production staff and editors with department heads. Mentoring post production management staff. Helping make sure conflict is resolved and creating an atmosphere of cooperation and communication between pre-production, production and post production. Setting up post production database tracking and make sure database standards are met.
Several years experience in managing the post production process. Deep understanding of animation processes across animation and CG departments, and ability to communicate and problem solve across all aspects of post production.
Strong experience in scheduling and managing Post Production teams across multiple departments. Ability to prioritize tasks and to lead and assist on all phases of production. Comfortable in working to tight deadlines
Ability to mentor and guide post production management staff and to motivate and lead entire animation crew.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to lead post production meetings and keep all team members updated on production.
Computer literate with excellent knowledge of relevant software.
Paths to a Post Production Manager include: Several years experience in a post production department. Roles beyond this include: Producer. Post Production Managers often have a degree in Animation, Film, Business Studies, but years experience in the industry is more important.