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Barbara Dawson was a Production Assistant for ReBoot.

With over 12 years experience in the Animation and Visual Effectsfield, with industry heavyweights such as Industrial Light & Magic(ILM) and LucasArts to her credit, Barbara Dawson brings a unique depth of knowledge to her role as CGScout Recruiter. Having worked "on the inside" of these and other studios for many years in roles such as Producer and Production Manager, Barbara's knowledge of the process and pipeline of production gives her an incredible edge in finding and matching the best talent for each position.

She started her career in Vancouver at Mainframe Entertainment, moving quickly from PA to Producer on the first all-digital 3D series 'ReBoot' and subsequent ground-breaking series "Beast Wars". Her skills in production scheduling and crew management garnered her a position at ILM, where for four years she worked as a Production Manager in the feature pre-production, model, texture and technical animation departments and found her niche in artist management.

From 1999-2003 she was involved in several productions including; "AI", "Harry Potter", "Star Wars", "Hulk", "The Mummy", "Pearl Harbor","Signs", "Men In Black" and many others.

She was hired at the Vancouver Film School in 2004 to teach in their 3D Animation and Visual Effects Department, assisting students with interview skills, production planning and concept development, as well as reviewing and critiquing final projects for graduating students.

While she continued part-time at VFS, Barbara began her recruiting career with LucasArts and Lucas Film Animation, organizing and managing Vancouver recruiting trips including arranging the hire of many employees for the new Lucas Animation Singapore studio.

This led to her position at the new Vancouver studio of Vanguard Animation, specifically for their 3D animation feature "Space Chimps". Barbara consulted with the Producers on pre-production crew hierarchy and roles; crewed close to 150 artists including personally viewing and selecting all applicants from submitted portfolios and reels; negotiated contracts and packages; facilitated travel and work permits and evaluated artists during their first few weeks with department heads.

Now, in the Vancouver headquarters of CGScout Inc., as CG Talent Professional, Barbara continues to nurture her relationships with a world-class roster of studios and schools, providing the gateway for artists and studios in the 3D animation and visual effects realm.

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