Shannen Grant
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Shannen Grant

Production CoordinatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Shannen Grant
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Shannen Grant

Production CoordinatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I have also published an essay “Tracking the Intersectional Oppression of the black woman in the United States” in Exclamation: An Interdisciplinary Journal. During this experience it was necessary for me to revise my work multiple times. I understand the way to enhance a piece of work, not only from the perspective of an editor giving notes or adjustments, but also from the perspective of the writer who must improve their work. In my spare time I enjoy creating comic strips that are both hand-drawn and created using Adobe Photoshop. I have also inter-railed around Europe and North America and I love experiencing different countries and learning about other cultures.
Projects
  • Tracking the Intersectional Oppression of the black woman in the United States
    Tracking the Intersectional Oppression of the black woman in the United StatesMy work tracks the adversity black women faced during slavery and the different ways they were marginalised in the Civil Rights and Woman's Liberation Movement. During this experience, I researched extensively and underwent the peer-reviewing process. I learned how to enhance my work: implementing the changes suggested by editors as well as meticulously checking the details of my writing in time for each deadline.
Projects credited in
  • How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming
    How To Train Your Dragon: HomecomingIn this project done at Jellyfish Pictures in london, I performed as a character animation successfully delivering all the shots (besides the black and white shots) seen in this compilation.
Work history
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    Assets Production Coordinator for TBA DreamWorks Feature AnimationJellyfish Pictures
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I coordinate the Character, Environment and Prop department in Modelling and Surfacing. Receiving artwork and notes from client and ensuring that it is viewed by both the modelling and surfacing supervisor before passing on to the artists. I am proficient in Shotgun and am meticulous with uploading all received artwork and feedback. I ensure that all statuses are up to date and that fields are correctly filled, allowing my colleagues from other departments to view an asset and quickly understand its function. I am comfortable designing pages in Shotgun that include specific filters to streamline information. I facilitate dailies with the department supervisors and their teams: creating playlists, taking notes, providing artwork in playlists if required and having bid days to hand. I ensure the artist is aware of their deadline to deliver their next pass of an asset. I organise my team with the correct software and if they experience technical difficulties, I am fast to troubleshoot and log their downtime. I am a clear communicator, liaising with Layout, Rigging, Lighting and Sweatbox so that they are aware of an update to an asset and can ingest accordingly. I also archive the materials received from client to ensure they are backed up and easy to find if necessary. Lastly, I organise meetings with the client to screenshare the team’s work and take note of their feedback.
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    Lighting and Compositing Production Assistant for How to Train your Dragon: HomecomingJellyfish Pictures
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Reviewing notes from client with the VFX supervisor Uploading artwork and notes to shotgun Organising dailies playlists and taking internal notes Organising meetings with client: preparing review playlists and taking client notes. Maintaining statuses on shotgun Deliveries
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Skills
  • Comic Books
  • Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Camera Operating
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Academic Writing
  • Producing
Education
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    Storyboarding for TV film and AnimationEscape Studios
     - London, United Kingdom
    At Escape Studios I learned the key elements of the storyboarding process, beginning with the script and developing into thumbnails, boards and animatic. I was taught the different ways to tell stories using cinematography, gesture drawings and expressions as well as how to break down script pages. I am familiar with the basics of Photoshop, Panel Forge and Premiere. During the course, I created my own project to pitch where I honed my ability to outline a story succinctly and sell a story based on its most captivating part. I learned how concept art, scripts and mood boards are an indispensable way of garnering interest and understanding in your work when you have limited time.
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    MA English Literary Studies and Critical TheoryUniversity of Exeter
     - Exeter, United Kingdom
    Postgraduate study allowed me to specialise in areas that truly inspire me. I have focused my study on theories of Race and Feminism, enjoying the works of Frantz Fanon and bell hooks in particular.
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