Thursday, March 5, 2009

Almost finished

Just the last few things left to tidy up in this project and then it's done. The last few weeks have been hellish. A battleground.

One of the most helpful things a producer or any manager can do for their staff is to take jobs and worries away from them. If someones workload is too full or if a new problem arises, the producer can sweep in and say, "I'll take care of that". It means people can stay focused on what they're supposed to be doing and deliver the best work possible.

But it only works if the producer actually then takes care of what he said he would. Rather than, you know, forgetting about it until someone asks him about it in the last few hours before tapes leave the building.


Red Pill Junkie said...

I've never quite understood what's the job of 'producers'. I mean, aren't all the people involved in a project producing something—e.g. animators producing animation, layout artists producing layouts, etc etc etc?

I still remember one gag from the 'Muppet Babies' show, when the babies are playing about making a movie. i think Gonzo is supposed to be the director, and Baby Miss Piggy says "Well then I will be the producer!"; all the babies ask "what do producers do?" and she replies "FIRE THE DIRECTORS!" and tosses Gonzo out into the air.

Is any air tossing performed over at your studio? ;-)

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Bitter Animator said...

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Red Pill Junkie said...

Well Spam blogging is annoying, but take it as a form of compliment. It means you're beginning to be spotted on the map :)

After that, the next step is when you get bullied & trolled by a big fish in the blogosphere; that's what happened to my mates & I a couple of weeks ago with P.Z Myers & his site Pharyngula (long story)