“Wow, I imagine that the level of frustration in your field is very high, because the jobs that are interesting probably don’t pay the bills, and the jobs that pay the bills probably aren’t very interesting.”
The point of applying project management techniques to television production is to maximize the amount of time your team is doing the fun creative work instead of waiting for resources to become available.
Post Producers/Post Supervisors & the Post Schedule Post Supervisors are Producers who specialize in the post production process. Part chief of staff, part office manager, part coach; this dynamic role influences a show in numerous ways. But their most important responsibility is creating and maintaining the Post Schedule. All of these TV characters would make great […]
Blog Retrospective! TL;DR – For the immediate future, my online efforts are going to be focused on writing for Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp. In the meantime I’d look back at the last two years of blogging.
Are we in the middle of the motion picture’s evolution; from an art form created by a small number of specialists, to a medium of mass communication practiced by everyone?
Post production is a Zombie-class situation. Producers and editors can’t wrestle with shooting ratios of 200:1.
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.
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.