Video feedback tool
A successful film project is based on excellent team performance. In order not to lose any time in decision-making processes editors, directors and producers need to work together as closely and efficiently as possible. This is where the video feedback tool Webgate comes in, to facilitate an ideal teamwork. We will explain what a video feedback tool is and what you will need it for.
Simplified teamwork and collaboration with a video feedback tool
The members of a film team often work from different locations. This makes voting on, for example, rough cuts or final edits more complicated. However, with the right resources, the challenges of globally distributed creatives and decision makers can be successfully met. For smooth feedback loops, a common exchange platform is required so that every team member has access to the relevant data. This platform must guarantee that footage can easily be viewed and feedback on the data be given directly.
A video feedback tool like Webgate offers a film crew exactly these opportunities. Additionally, every member will be informed about new data via email the moment the material is uploaded.
For more precise feedback: Comment directly in the video
Once a director or producer has watched a cut, the feedback should of course be delivered back to the editing room. Either this exchange can happen in an analogue feedback process: by typing hundreds of pages in Word with manually noted timecodes, where after collecting the feedback, it needs to be implemented comment by comment, or by just using the right tool.
Organization and order are essential
Make Webgate your virtual workspace and online storage: In a film project there are numerous playlists, galleries, documents and files, which all need to be organized. For this purpose, higher-level rooms can be created in which the data can be organized within a classic folder structure. It is upon every team to decide who has access to which area, and who has authorization for what.
Safety first with a video feedback tool
Film productions deal with highly sensitive data, especially, when the movie is still being edited or a DCP is finished but has not been released yet. If the data falls into the wrong hands, the economic damage is enormous. The advantage of Webgate as an online platform, compared to a physical medium, is that, the production company has complete control over who has access to the data and can change the access rights at any time. As an additional protection mechanism against unauthorized distribution, with Webgate you can “burn” the name of the recipient into the content as a personalized watermark.
Up to date – whatever happens
Keeping track of the current state of affairs becomes a more complex and larger task for each team member as the complexity and size of a film project increases. To never miss anything important every team member can subscribe to any kind of content. This can be newly created playlists, but also clips, uploaded data or set comments. All information on news and changes happening in created and subscribed projects can be found behind the bell symbol. Additionally, Kanban boards are available for you to monitor the progress of your film project.
Fast forward for film projects
Of course, a film project can be brought to a successful conclusion without a video feedback tool. However, for multi-site shootings with teams of several people, it is advisable to use the appropriate film production tool in order to get to the finishing line faster, professionally and efficiently. Webgate offers the tools to optimize the communication between team members and enhance their self-organization for film productions of all sizes - from series, TV-shows and movies up to international blockbusters. Every member stays up to date about relevant changes in the project and important feedback reaches the right people. Pressing fast forward for every film project.