When creating projects like films, shorts, or commercials, it's important to be able to organize and track all of the assets and shots as they are created. In this course, Shotgun Tracking Fundamentals, you'll explore the use of Shotgun to track project elements and allow producers, artists, and managers to stay informed on the status of all of the work involved in their projects. You'll learn to create new assets and shots, how to add crew to your projects, and finally track those entities through the pipeline. At the end of this course, you'll be able to get started creating and populating your own projects in Shotgun. Software required: Shotgun.
Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.
Course Overview Whether you're working on a big budget film or commercial project, you'll need to collaborate on the multiple assets and shots that will be generated. A successful project will depend on the work of many different artists, directors, supervisors, and other collaborators. Even at smaller scales, keeping track of all the work that is happening in communicating efficiently and with transparency among the team can quickly become a nightmare. This is where Shotgun comes in. I'm Justin Marshall with Pluralsight, and in this course you'll learn the basics of using Shotgun to manage your projects. You'll learn more about what shotgun is and what it can do for you. Next, you'll learn about Shotgun's user interface and where you can find relevant data and tools. You'll learn to create new projects and populate those projects with all the assets and shots that you and your team will need to work on. You'll also learn how to track all the assets and shots in your project and how to add your team, assign them specific tasks, and set schedules. Finally, we'll look at the activity stream where you can get a custom overview of everything happening on your project that's relevant to you. In this course, we'll focus on project setup and tracking in shotgun. Now shotgun offers a free 30 day trial, so you can check out the features for yourself. You don't need a credit card or any other commitment to try it. You can sign up here to get started using Shotgun right now. So let's jump in and talk a little bit more about what Shotgun is and how we can help you work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.