Technicolor SA is a global corporation with over 100 years of market presence. It provides various services in video pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. Technicolor has a team of 17,000 people across many locations around the world, including the United States (Los Angeles), Europe (Paris, London, Berlin), Canada (Montreal, Toronto), Australia (Adelaide), and India (Bangalore).
Producing great visual effects (VFX) is a key primary activity for Technicolor Production Services which makes hiring great talent (all levels of VFX professionals) a top priority for Technicolor studios.
Production-ready talent on demand is critical to cost-effectively deliver client projects. There aren’t enough experienced artists in the world to meet demand so Technicolor built an Academy delivered at several studios around the world five years ago and has trained over 2000 entry-level artists to date.
To scale the Academy and increase accessibility they switched to a virtual delivery model which also proved to be invaluable during the industry shift to working (and learning) from home accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Needing a way to deploy the virtual courses and manage great student learning experiences, The Focus Global L&D team created an educational hub with 8-10 week VFX blended learning courses. Since launch, they have expanded use to include Masterclasses to upskill experienced artists as well.
The Academy courses consist of virtual classroom-based instruction and feedback sessions (Dailies), scheduled one to one sessions (Rounds), video tutorials, best practice documents, weekly assignments, and occasional online quizzes.
The L&D team was looking for a Learning Management System to automate the learning process and administrative work that could be branded and customized to use just the features needed to deliver courses the way they wanted.