LARA ARIKAN
lara.arkn@gmail.com | www.laraarikan.com

EDUCATION
Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL                                                                                                       May 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Animation

Senior Thesis: Animated short film, The Graveyard Shift.
Harvard Business School                                                                                                                               September  2016 HBX CORe Certificate
PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
Associate Producer, Psyop, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                   December 2017 - present
• Working directly with Producers, Creative Directors and Leads on animated and live action deliverables for broadcast and web based social platforms.
• Being the point person for Leads and artists when Producers and Directors are offsite on shoot days.
• Coordinating with production staff to scheduling dailies, Director check-ins and managing overtime availabilities of artists.
• Monitoring artist hours and costing them against the project budget, communicating conflicts with the projects leads and artists.
• Taking notes during dailies and distributing to artists, following up on caveats with Leads and reporting to the Producers.
• Always flexible while managing crew along with the Producers to fit the project's ever changing needs and schedule.
Production Coordinator, Sonder, SOBA Productions                                                                                     July 2016 - August 2017
• Setting up Shotgun tasks for the FX and Lighting Departments, updating deadlines, statuses and assignments.
• Attending Walk Throughs, taking notes and posting the collective notes for the artists.
• Scheduling Sync Ups, orientations and Working Sessions as needed
• Monitoring upstream issues and following up with appropriate artists to ensure timely delivery of fixes.
• Working with the Lighting & FX Department Head to establish and adjust due dates and shot assignments, arranging and updating the Trello boards and Google Sheets for tracking shots.
Production Manager, In A Heartbeat, The Wishing Cranes                                                                             July 2016 - August 2017
• Part time, worked with two Senior Thesis Projects from Ringling College
• Managed the project account, scheduled review calls with the clients, attended revision meetings, took notes at meetings and distributed edits to artists.
• Scheduled production meetings and took initiative in communicating with music licensing professionals, composers, voice actors, sound designers and any other third party talent.
• Worked closely with a total of 5 student directors, created and managed budget, strategized on fund raising campaigns for production expenses and advised on timeline and task prioritization.
Production Associate, Epipheo, Cincinnati, Ohio                                                                                                   Jun 2016 - May 2017
• Full time, multitasked six to ten animation projects at a time, ranging between 60 to 120 seconds in length with an average 8 weeks turnaround time.
• Managed the project account, scheduled review calls with the clients, attended revision meetings, took notes at meetings and distributed edits to artists, checking in with artists regularly to follow up on progress.
• Scheduled freelance artists for projects, monitored project budget and met project deadlines.
• Assisted with freelancer outreach and creative recruitment efforts by conducting phone interviews and organizing spreadsheets that reflect availabilities of the freelance pool.
• Responsible for all edits projects, allocating spare talent within the studio and/or booking freelance talent when needed.

• Assisted with freelancer outreach and creative recruitment efforts by conducting phone interviews and organizing spreadsheets that reflect availabilities of the freelance pool.
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Resident Assistant, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL                                                                                2014 - 2016
• Advised 40+ students living in residence halls, fostering community and providing academic and personal support.
• Organized campus-wide programs promoting academic, social consciousness and personal growth.
• Completed training programs on health, safety, effective communication and conflict resolution techniques.


Team Manager and Co-Founder, Ringling Improv Group, Sarasota, FL                                                                           2013 - 2015
• Managed finances, recruitment, meeting scheduling, announcements and advertisement duties of the club.
• Produced and hosted two annual Improv Shows for a total of 140 attendees.
SKILLS / PERSONAL
Proficient in Windows and Macintosh platforms: Asana, Shotgun, Mavenlink, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Maya, ZBrush, Nuke, Flix, Sunstance Painter, Pixar's Renderman, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive. Basic Proficiency in Shotgun and Mavenlink.
Fluent in English and Turkish, Working proficiency in French.
• Mensa member, world citizen, hopeless extrovert.
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