Work In Progress / 27 August 2019

In the Drink - How to manage the project

As we entered the pre-production stand of the film it became clean that the team would need some scheduling tools to use to keep track of our progress. Originally we had started the project using Excel to create tracking sheets for the project however it became clean that this was not an idea solution for us. As a result I did some research looking into various team management and track solutions including trello and slack before eventually settling on a online tool called Monday.com. Monday is a team tracking and scheduling tool that allowed us to create 'boards' splitting the project up into manageable chunks. It took just over a day to fully understand how the software worked and to setup our project so if would work in a way that provided us with useful information as we created updates, in the end we ended up using number of boards, this included: Rough Animation, Clean Animation, Colour Animation. Post Production, Marketing and Print and Team Tasks. 

After setting this up it took a bit of time to introduce the team to the software but overall it has allowed the project to run a lot smoother. The team can comment on works in progress and the visual representation allows us to easily see where we are at during each stage of the project. From a producer stand point it has also helped tremendously as it has allowed me to get updates any time a team member makes an update, Whether it is commenting on a scene in progress, completing a task or asking for some feedback.