Matthew Weiner describing his show Mad Men: “The story to me is about the onset of a subversive ethnic point of view that has not yet poked through to Sterling Cooper. They’re dinosaurs.” A good secretary can perform a range of functions from typing letters, to booking travel arrangements, and picking up lunch. And it […]
Concerning the staff of a reality show, this seems as good a place as any to set down a little domestic peculiarity in reality television, arising from the existence of story producers, a class of producers unknown of course in any other format or genre of motion picture entertainment.
The tragedy of FireWire. The port that changed everything for a generation of video editors.
A Heritage Docusoap XDCAM Workflow (Part 1: Production and The Hand-off) What is presented here is as much a way to *think* about workflow, as it is an actual how-to.
Post Scheduling: The Schedule Keeper. Post production scheduling matters to me because Post Supervisors set the tone; they establish the department’s operating style. They create calm and control in the storm of the creative process.
Good CNBC article about spending practices at Netflix and its competitor: “Netflix plays a different game. Its barometer for success is based on how much it spent on a show rather than hoping every show is a blowout hit…”
Project Management in the Motion Picture Industry. A summary of a paper from the PMI.
Post Scheduling: The Stakeholder’s View. I know this will seem unfair, creating another document with the exact same information as the linear weeks grid or the dashboard, but this is the Post Super’s plight.
Airtable (TL;DR review) offers neither the design flexibility of a spreadsheet, nor the customized reporting of a full featured database. The potential to save hours of work each week is sooo close, but too far.
When used as a strategic tool, the Linear Weeks Grid enables you to easily quantify totals, and enables experimenting with different team configurations.