Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Free Production Apps on the iOS App Store

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We started by creating a tool for location scouts to capture the GPS Coordinates while shooting their location images. This changed how we manage maps and directions, weather forcasts, and sunrise and sunset information during the production. Then we recognized that additional tools that could empower the crew to provide us with the information we need to sucessfully wrap the job would help us organize the paperwork mountain and get everyone paid faster.

 

Click here to get more information on these free apps.

CBS – Scorpion, Location Database

Adam Robinson, Location Scout/Manager who previously used our location database program at CSI Miami, requested a cross grade license to use with the CBS show “Scorpion”.

We were pleased to process his request and add that show to the long list of shows that have used our application.

A Managed Chain Reaction

Production has been described as “A Managed Chain Reaction”, click on the image above to see how we’ve been investing in and integrating our systems to provide our clients with quicker turnarounds and lower costs without losing the details in the process.

Free Desktop Template for PPP Scout

 

 

 

“PPP Scout”, our scouting app, is now available with a free desktop template for use with our web tools, Production Login.

Gather the information while still on location, capture GPS coordinates by touching the field, and then sync with your desktop computer to upload your scouting images to your project on Production Login.

A complete beginning to end solution for posting your locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download the template.

“PPP Scanner” App for Production Books

The QR Code scanner “PPP Scanner” app has been approved and is now available on the iTunes App Store as a free download.

With the growing adoption and recognition of QR Codes, we decided to add them to our production books for locations and hotels. That way you can open the production book in the morning and just scan the code for the location and the iPhone will give you step by step directions to get you there.

See Instructions to read about it, and to download it, click here to download it from the Apple Store.

Click Here to download a one page PDF page with a location code to test how it works.

Added GPS Mapping, Video and Select Fields to Locations

We just updated the productionlogin.com website by adding the favorites boxes to the locations files (just like we have in the Casting / Talent section). Now the Agency and Photographer can select their favorites by checking off a box.  By making favorite selections, the website automatically creates a new sorting category for those favorites.

 

And we’ve added a link in the locations section for using Google Maps with the coordinates the scouts provide in their location files, as well as the ability to include a video file of each location.

Click here to see the demo: www.productionlogin.com

(You must have your “Pop-up Blocker” turned off to see the example because we use pop-up windows to allow direct comparisons of images in the projects.)

Added Video and Google Maps to Scouting Database

Since we’ve been getting requests for video files to be shot while location scouting, we added a video tab to our location database program where we save the video files. Many of the location scouts that use our program have already updated their licenses to include this new option.  The scouting database works seamlessly with our online posting tools at www.productionlogin.com to include the video files as well as the new GPS mapping feature.

Updated iPhone and iPad App

When scouting locations, we gather information on the iPhone or iPad and then sync it back to our computer database. When you enter the GPS Coordinates field, the iPhone or 3G iPad will automatically grab the GPS coordinates from your location.  This saves lots of time at the end of a long day of scouting and makes getting maps a breeze.

If we have outside interest about this app, we will submit it to the iTunes App Store and make it available alongside our other production Apps.

Location Viewer for iPad passes 500 downloads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce that our Location Viewer iPad app has passed the 500 individual downloads mark after just 2 weeks from it’s launch.

500 individual downloads might not seem like a lot compared to an app like “Angry Birds”, but we are excited because we all work in such an extremely vertical market.

Click here to check out the app.

Broadcast Email (UPDATED!)

 

Today our staff finished updating, editing, and adding new records to the Film Commissions database on ProductionLogin.

We now have over 500 listings for Film Commissions from around the world that you can choose to send a “Broadcast Email”.

Choose from Region, State, or select individual Film Commissions – then compose your email and even add an attachment.  The emails go directly between you and the film office.  You will have to manage your emails and their responses, and please exercise good email manners – Always send a final email thanking the people that have tried to help you with your project and let them know how it turned out.

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