Blue Sky Studios Chooses Shotgun for Production Management and Collaboration

Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2011) - Shotgun Software announced today that Academy Award®-winning animation company Blue Sky Studios has chosen the Shotgun web-based production management system. The studio is integrating Shotgun into its pipeline as the central platform for studio-wide collaboration among all of its 400 employees, as well as directors and producers working on productions at Blue Sky.

“Data tracking is a key component of every production,” said Blue Sky Studios Vice President of Finance Jason Wasserman. “As we have grown, we now regularly have two or three features in production at the same time. As we share resources across all of those projects, it became critical to have an efficient, robust framework to manage all of the data. Shotgun has a number of attractive features we need right out of the box. It’s a cost-effective option to investing in building and maintaining a proprietary tracking system, so we can focus our R&D and engineering efforts on developing the core artistic tools that are our expertise.”

Designed specifically for studios working on visual effects, CG feature animation and video games, Shotgun enables all parties involved in a project with instant access to critical data, messaging and real-time project progress. It is also highly flexible, with an API that enables studios to easily write their own tools and integrate Shotgun with other pipeline tools and creative software applications.

Blue Sky’s decision to choose Shotgun came after the studio undertook an extensive ‘grassroots’ evaluation among a small group of managers, artists and technical directors who took the system through its paces and gradually exposed it more broadly throughout the studio.

“Everyone who has touched Shotgun has loved it,” said Blue Sky Studios Production Manager Denise Rottina, who drove the evaluation process. “With manual processes like email, meetings, and weekly status reports, so much data falls through the cracks. Shotgun centralizes all of that communication, which will facilitate more effective collaboration. Also, our TDs are thrilled that the API is so easy and intuitive to work with.”

Blue Sky is currently integrating Shotgun with its internal systems and plans to deploy it on “Leafmen,” the upcoming Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox animated feature releasing in 2013.

“Blue Sky has a reputation for developing amazing in-house tools, so it means a lot to us for them to embrace Shotgun,” said Don Parker, Shotgun CEO. “We’re very pleased to have their expertise in the Shotgun family and look forward to building the next generation of Shotgun tools with their input.”

About Blue Sky Studios
Blue Sky Studios is the Academy Award®-winning, feature CG animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE franchise. Using their propriety rendering software, CGI Studio®, Blue Sky creates photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering to tell timeless stories to children of all ages. Blue Sky’s productions include ICE AGE (2002), ROBOTS (2005), ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006), DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO (2008), ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (2009), RIO (2011) and ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, in theaters July 13, 2012. Blue Sky Studios is wholly owned by Twentieth Century Fox.

About Shotgun Software
Shotgun Software was founded in 2006 by a group of visual effects professionals to build production tracking and pipeline solutions. The founding members worked together on a major studio animated feature and developed Shotgun to fill the mounting industry need for a commercially viable system to manage complex projects spread across multiple locations. Shotgun is actively developing the system with its customers – more than 300 studios including Digital Domain, Double Negative, Reliance, Framestore, Rainmaker, Playstation, Blizzard, Zoic Studios, Dr. D and Laika. For information and an online demonstration, visit
http://shotgunsoftware.com/

# # #

Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Airbus

Harris

Jobs
Geospatial Systems Administrator for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at arnold, MO
Senior Mechanical Engineer for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Arlington, VA
Geospatial Analyst - Senior for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Springfield, VA
Sr Mechanical Design Engineer for Medtronic at mounds view, MN
Urban Designer - Urban Design/Planning for SERA Architects, Inc at Portland, OR
Mechanical Design Engineer 3 for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Upcoming Events
Geospatial World Forum 2018 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre Hyderabad India - Jan 16 - 19, 2018
2018 Annual Convention of Virginia Association of Surveyors at 24 S. Market St Staunton VA - Jan 18 - 20, 2018
ArcGIS: Introduction at Environmental and Natural Resource Building 14 College Farm Rd New Brunswick NJ - Feb 1 - 22, 2018
International LiDAR Mapping Forum at Hyatt Regency 650 15th Street, Denver CO - Feb 5 - 7, 2018
Teledyne Optech
Teledyne:
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise