Best way to learn Shotgun?

I’m looking to switch careers and become a VFX Coordinator. A lot of listings require Shotgun so I was wondering what the best learning resources are for it. I know I can get a 30 day demo and I want to make the best use of that time.

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Hi @rubasrosh47, thanks for posting and welcome to the Shotgun community! :wave:

We have video learning content along with companion guides, which will get you off to a good start. I recommend starting with one of the Getting Started series (whether you’re interested in Film/Animation, Episodic TV, or Games), then expanding from there. Definitely feel free to sign up for a free trial and follow along—there is actual material you can use in the Film/Animation & Episodic guides uploaded to our support site as well.

Getting Started with Film & Animation Series

This is a series of short, modular videos showing how to set up Shotgun for film and animation and follow best practices. This is beginner content that covers Producer, Supervisor and Artist personas—so full coverage beginner material.

Video Series: https://autode.sk/GettingStartedSeriesFilm

Written Guide: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/sections/204245528

Getting Started with Episodic TV Series

This is a series of short, modular videos showing how to set up Shotgun for episodic workflows and follow best practices. This is beginner content that covers Producer, Supervisor and Artist personas —so full coverage beginner material.

Video Series: https://autode.sk/GettingStartedSeriesTV

Written Guide: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/sections/360006893593

Getting Started with Games Series

This is a series of short, modular videos showing how to set up Shotgun for games workflows and follow best practices. The series also covers how to set Shotgun up for sharing with IP and outsourcing partners—common in games workflows. This is very beginner content that covers Producer, Supervisor, Artist and Vendor personas —so full coverage beginner material.

Video Series: https://autode.sk/GettingStartedSeriesGames

Written Guide: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/sections/360008572894

Admin Training Series

This is a series of short, modular videos dedicated to more advanced, technical users (aka, Admins). This new series goes deep into Admin workflows while promoting best practices through real-life scenarios. Highly recommended for users new to the Admin role, or anyone experienced but looking to dive deeper into best practices and workflows.

Video Series: http://autode.sk/AdminSeries

Producer Series

This is a more advanced series dedicated to Producers.

Video Series: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010006653

Create Series

This series is dedicated to Artists, Supervisors (or Leads/Reviewers) as well as Producers and Admins getting things set up for the iteration cycle.

Video Series: https://autode.sk/ShotgunCreateWorkflows

Integration Webinars

These are more advanced topics covering Shotgun Integrations, in webinar form. These cover out-of-the-box integrations and more advanced functionality.

Videos: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002566514-Shotgun-Toolkit-Webinars#web_playlist

Shotgun Developer Day

A great resource for developers, covering an introduction to Shotgun development, advanced development, and integrations administration. Be sure to check out https://developer.shotgunsoftware.com/ for more developer docs.

Videos: https://support.shotgunsoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002566514-Shotgun-Toolkit-Webinars#dev_playlist

Automotive Workflows

A playlist dedicated to automotive workflows.

Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEOzU2tEw33rT_eXpc7IutjxvPL8fwjJW

Updates to come?

All of this learning material can also be seen from one place on our community site: https://community.shotgunsoftware.com/tag/learning. We’ll be keeping this up-to-date as more content becomes available.

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I’m looking to switch careers and become a VFX Coordinator. A lot of listings require Shotgun so I was wondering what the best learning resources are for it. I know I can get a 30 day demo and I want to make the best use of that time.

@PoppySarah, check out the response above :wave: