The Creators Society is one group, but is subdivided into different branches which represent specific fields of expertise within the animation industry in all areas from film, tv, commercials, music videos, games, virtual reality and augmented reality. The role of a branch within the Creators Society is to plan events with topics specific to its members. This will ensure all members will have some events each year which relates to their specific field. Since The Creators Society's goal is to bring all members of the animation community together all members are welcome to attend any event even if it's hosted by a branch they're not a member of.
Each branch will elect members to serve on the branch's council to serve as the leaders and voice of the branch. The council will then elect one of the councilors to serve on The Creators Society's Board of Governors. We are starting out with 8 branches, but as the need arises more branches can be created. When an applicant is applying for membership they will be asked what branch they best fit into based on their career focus. Any member can request to change branches in the future, if they feel they fit in another branch more. A members branch should have little effect on their involvement in The Creators Society as a whole.
The Development Branch is the hub for creators who enjoy taking a project idea and building it into a reality. This branch organizes unique events relevant to professionals of all levels working in areas of creative and visual development including: panel discussions on the development process, Q&A’s with writers, artists, and executives, and workshops tailored to sharpening development skills while also fostering the creative spirit.
Members of the Voice Actors Branch are Actors, Casting and Voice Directors and Talent Representatives, the creative individuals who work together to bring a character's voice to life.
The Voice Actors branch organizes events in relation to the represented professions and this creative process. Q&As, interactive programs, conversations between creators, social and educational chats, and events.
The Production Branch represents those who work in a variety of fields involved in the overall production of animation. This includes artists, animators, writers, directors, production management staff, and many more.
This is the place for the Editorial & Sound Branch volunteers to gather, talk, and share stuff that doesn’t fit into any one project or initiative. If the topic is something involving multiple Branches, Committees, or members outside this group a project should be created for those topics.
Visual effects have evolved over the years and have started to take a prominent role in how the narrative is told. With developments in technology, tools and workflow, the line between different aspects of production and are rapidly blurring the uncanny valley. The Emerging Technology Branch of The Creative Society is designed for traditional visual effects artists, creatives and technology fields of VR, AR, XR & Virtual Production. Our aim is at facilitating conversations within the industry to further push the boundaries of creativity & technology.