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Lights, Camera, eLearning: Project Planning

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Pam Kelly

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A - August 29, 2013

Hello,

While the article is well written and mentions key points, the similie needs correction. Rather then the director, it is the producer who most resembles a project manager.

The director needs to be constantly reminded of deadlines and budget restrictions by the production team. The director’s main role is to oversee the artistic aspects of the film, guiding the actors in their interpretations of their roles and determining the the look and feel of the film, eg lighting, pacing in editing etc. The producer on the other hand organizes the shooting and editing schedule, manages the crew’s time, and makes sure that scenes are meeting deadlines etc.

Regards

    Pam Kelly - September 3, 2013

    Hi, very glad you appreciated the blog! We feel the project manager for eLearning is a combination of the producer and director role. We chose to use the Hollywood Director analogy though, because we felt it was a more familiar one for our audience. Thanks again for reading and commenting!

Fredrick - August 30, 2013

My colleagues and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be right on. Would you offer guest writers to write content for you? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on one of the topics you write about. Again, awesome site!

    Pam Kelly - September 3, 2013

    Frederick, absolutely, we always welcome guest authors. I’ll have our community manager, Sarah Lugo send you information on how to contribute. Thanks for your interest!

Jillian B - September 1, 2013

Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, great insights. I will make certain to bookmark your blog and look forward to your future posts. I want to encourage one to continue your great eLearning posts, have a nice morning!

Quentin - September 1, 2013

I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.

Donna - September 4, 2013

Good article. Having both a production and administrative background, I liked ( and get) the analogy. Unrelated question: How do you find out what your “spirit animal”is? I think I know what mine is but it is just going on intuition and would love to confirm it.

    Pam Kelly - September 5, 2013

    Hi Donna, thank you! Haha! I just made my spirit animal up, based on the skills and traits I feel I possess. So I think you’d be good just following your intuition! There is also this cute little quiz that is supposed to help you determine your “spirit animal.” http://www.jerismithready.com/quiz/

Sarah Lugo - September 5, 2013

Great post Pam!

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