Partnering with Services SETA and CFC, Animation SA recently brought out Kevin Geiger – a world renowned consultant to major studios across the globe, including The Walt Disney Company and Dreamworks - to host a special 5-day conference held at Triggerfish animation studios in Cape Town.
The invaluable conference was offered free to members of Animation SA and was attended by over 50 members of the animation community from across the country. In addition to the many benefits of the conference itself, the event provided a wonderful opportunity to members of the local industry to network, discuss issues facing the industry and for companies from Joburg and Cape Town to mix in an informal setting.
Kevin is considered internationally as an authority on the Business of Animation. He specializes in Pipeline Efficiency and Budget Management and offers invaluable advice on a project for project basis.
Kevin Geiger has over 15 years of technical, artistic and organizational experience in the animation and special effects industry, including 12 years with Walt Disney Feature Animation and Cal Arts. Mr. Geiger has supervised and consulted on successful animated feature film productions with budgets of more than $100 million USD to less than $10 million USD, and is a highly-regarded expert on production pipelines and workflow efficiencies.
Currently resident in mainland China, Kevin Geiger is the acting President & CEO of Magic Dumpling (Beijing) International Cultural Media Corporation Ltd., an original entertainment content development company. Kevin also serves as Chairman of the China Animation Business Association, and International Department Chairman of the Beijing Film Animation Association.
A huge thanks to Tim Argall, David Whitehouse and all the members of Animation SA who helped make the event possible.