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ON SITE Turm Aalen Wednesday, April 24, 14:30

How to Improve Profitability in VFX and Animation with an Improved Production Controlling Workflow

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Presentation by Heiko Burkardsmaier how the use of the full power of Shotgrid or a similar data base to help you improve the profitability of your VFX/Animation production.  

It covers basics such as Overhead calculation, Capacity usage and essential KPI’s but also gives a deeper dive into project planning and controlling to enable a company to improve their profitability on a project. The presentation is aimed for VFX/Animation Executives, Producers, Project Managers and Coordinators but might also be useful for other VFX professionals.

Heiko Burkardsmaier, VFX Executive Producer/ Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH

Heiko Burkardsmaier has long-standing expertise with visual effects and legal affairs. After finishing his law degree, he joined EM.TV in Munich as legal counsel where he was responsible for Merchandising contracts and International Co-Productions. He subsequently worked as General Counsel of the EuroArts-/Medici Group and came to Pixomondo in 2008 where he managed the Stuttgart branch and was responsible for legal affairs worldwide.

In April 2013 he joined Mackevision as VFX Executive Producer and Head of Business & Legal Affairs where he is responsible for running the VFX Department of Mackevision. Heiko contributed to various award winning Feature and TV-projects such as Academy Award winning “Hugo” and Emmy Award winning HBO Series “Game of Thrones”. He’s an and expert in VFX contracts, international tax credits and subsidy schemes and a regular lecturer at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg   and an adviser on the audio-visual media course at the Media University in Stuttgart (HDM). Heiko is member of the board of the “section animation” of the German Producers Alliance (ProduzentenaIlianz Deutschland) and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie.

In 2014 Heiko’s team at Mackevision won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Since 2018 Heiko’s team was nominated for more 7 Emmys (“Lost in Space, season 1,2,3”; “Watchmen”; “The Nevers Season 1a “The Nevers, Season 1b”; “Shadow & Bone, Season 2”).