Michael Crabtree

Animation / VFX ~ Producer / Resource Management

Consultant

 
 

I have been fortunate to have had production experience ranging from Live-action, VFX, Tradional 2D cell, 3D and Stereoscopic CGI and Stop-motion animation. These diverse jobs have allowed me to accumulated a wealth of experience in the development, creative management and the production management of short and long form TV and film production. 


As a creative producer, my strengths are in accessing, building and directing wildly talented teams, organizational development, production process improvement and business relationship management. This combination of a strong creative background with management experience has allowed me to effectively deliver sound and proven guidance for story development, pitch planning & materials, production assessment, scheduling, budgeting, to animation studio evaluation and sourcing. 


My 25 years of experience have been called upon by animation artists/creators, producers, directors, studio heads and IP developers to assist in the development and the delivery of high quality animated productions. 


As a Canadian Producer of animation, I am uniquely positioned to consult on and take advantage of the attractive tax credits available in Canada.


Recently I have utilized my production experience as a Resource Manager.  


SERVICES


  1. Resource management


Analyze and advise on internal/external project resource requirements, including manpower and services. Liaise with Head of Production, Producers and Department Heads, Recruiting and HR/Training Strategic show start up casting discussions as needed. Based on these requirements, oversee the process of studio staffing, new hires and transitions from show to show and new hires. Develop production schedules, oversee and optimize workflows to maximize efficiency. Analyze and track budgetary internal and external expenditures through the production lifecycle and modify as situation dictates. Manage and advise on “gap” of various positions as needed.  Generate new project scenarios/contingency and plans.

• Production services


Senior Producer with experience in 2D classical, CGI, EFX, animation over live action, stop-motion, cut-out, Flash, After Effects disciplines. 

Experience on features, series and commercials.  


• Development services


For feature films, television, commercials or shorts. 


Concept, treatment and/or script analysis, evaluation

and coverage: 

Review of development materials such as outlines, scripts,    

visual designs and storyboards.

Provide feedback and advice 


• Project Consultation: 


Work with producers/writers/animators and hugely creative people to sculpt a brilliant concept for pitching and production during the development process offer suggestions and pointers on the overall development and pitch process.


• Production advice


2D classical, 3d cgi, stop motion, flash, cut-out, multimedia are all media or formats i have worked with. applications have covered the gamut from tv, commercial, shorts to long form including features. 


Material analysis and evaluation: Review production plans. offer feedback and advice, provide strategic input on the business/production plan with regards to both production and development of the property. 


• Project Planning


Formulate an overall production and or development strategy which would include assumptions, budget, tax planning and a schedule. 


• On-going Line Producers function once the the production is green lighted.


If you think you could use my assistance, I'd be thrilled to talk to you about your project.

Background and Services

Me














How to get

in contact


cell phone

416 565 9699


e-mail address’


michael@michaelcrabtree.ca


michael.crabtree@gmail.com


rolling@rogers.com


Linkedin


http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-crabtree/6/348/267



Toronto, ontario

canada