One of the core visions when we started with Dramatify, was a solution with a design and user interface that was easy to use, fun and useful. Thanks to these core values, we have reached the final of the premier Swedish competition for web design and user experience: The InUse Design Awards 2016.
Also nominated are solutions for the Swedish Police Force, Swedish Rail, rental startup Hygglo and commerce solution Vendo. We thank InUse for the nomination in the finals and look forward to the Award cermony on October 20th!
Read more about the competition and our nomination (Swedish only).
After more than two years in development, Dramatify is launching commercially. From today, we are a paid platform with a 15 day free trial for new users.
The commercial launch is the endpoint of one journey, where we interviewed and met with hundreds of producers from all around the world, getting new friends and solving hard problems. With their input, we have built a large project management platform to take a production from script to shooting.
We’ve have had a thousand beta testers from more than 30 countries giving us invaluable feedback through out our development process. A big thank you if you were one of them!
In April last year, Dramatify were selected as one of five finalists in the largest startup competition within the television world by MIPTVs MIPLabs, with the words “one of the most innovative companies within television and video technology today.”
Our supporters – we couldn’t have done it without you!
We also have had a great number of supporters behind the scenes. Just to mention a few – Daniel Chilla, Martin Cronström, Martin Vilcans, Jan Svensson, Mikael Werner / Eyewell, Johan Jörgensen, Boris Nordenström, Jessica Diviani, Pär Stigenberg and Björn Falkevik / FKDV. We also got valuable innovation grants from Vinnova and Almi Invest that helped with research and building our network.
A new beginning
The commercial launch is also a beginning. This is where we start building a profitable longterm company that delights customers and users, and bring modern, mobile, eco-friendly production management and collaboration tools to producers, teams and filmmakers all around the world.
We also keep a close eye on the exciting emerging scripted VR industry to provide the specific tools they need in the near future.
We have a great road map ahead of us with new features, each and everyone of them functionality that users and producers have asked for to make their productions easier and more profitable to manage and produce.
Prices and people
Pricing is always a challenge with any startup. We believe it must feel fair and be easy to understand. Dramatify must be able to handle both productions with small agile teams for documentaries, commercials and online video, as well as big budget blockbusters with teams that reach into the thousands, productions that geographically ranges from Hollywood to Trollywood, from Pinewood to Bollywood.
After many revisions and talks with producers, especially from India and South Africa where both budgets and local costs are lower, we landed in a pricing strategy where the production pays per member in the team list and month (i.e 30 days). You can at any time increase and decrease your team list, meaning that you can start out as a small team during pre-production and then explode the team when going into production.
We also have three different pricing tiers depending on your country, where Western countries pay more and countries with low budgets pay less. Prices can therefore vary from USD 10 per team member to as low as USD 2.
Here is the price list (note that it automatically reflects in which country you are surfing from right now).
|Countries / Regions
||50 – 150
|North America, Western Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Israel
||$10 / €9
||$8 / €7
||$6 / €5
|Eastern Europe, Central & South America, Russia, China, UAE, Saudi-Arabia
||$8 / €7
||$6 / €5.50
||$4 / €3.50
|Africa, India, South East & Central Asia, Middle East
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- If you are in pre-production in the US with 44 people in the team list, you pay USD 440 per 30 days.
- If you are in production in India with a team of 220, you pay the same, USD 440 per 30 days.
- When your US production starts shooting with a team of 220, you pay USD 1320 per 30 days.
We hope that you’ll use Dramatify and give us continuous feedback and ideas based on your production needs and your team members requirements.
One of the great things with internet-based solutions is that we can quickly make improvements and launch new features, and you’ll never have to download a new upgrade or pay for the new version. You always have the latest and most advanced version of Dramatify in your computer, on your tablet and in your smartphone.
Thanks for your support! Now, go and create great productions!
Annika, Angelika & team
Dramatify is among the startup finalists to the MIPLab 2015 . As MIPmarkets write: “…five of the most innovative companies in TV & video technology today. Congratulations Dramatify, RightsTrade, Relevancy Data,Wildseed Studios and Wildmoka!”
We will pitch to a seasoned jury of television and online experts in Cannes April 13th. Hope to see you there!
More at MIP Market’s Facebook page.
Dramatify is growing and we are very very happy to welcome Martin Vilcans as our second ever developer. Martin is formerly Head of Development of Goo Technologies, a kick-ass Swedish startup that develops a ground breaking HTML5 gaming engine that can be run straight in the web browser.
Martin is also a film nerd that had his hand at screenwriting, documentary production and acting. He will help Dramatify to faster develop all the features our users ask for so you can Dramatify your productions better.
You can follow Martin on Twitter, LinkedIn and Github.
The Heartbleed bug have been called the biggest internet bug of all times. Dramatify users are safe and do not have to change their Dramatify passwords, but it might be a good idea to change any other passwords as well as clear out your browser cache.
Dramatify’s recently started encrypting our traffic between your browser and our servers. Our hosting company have a very high security vigilance and upgraded all servers as soon as this bug was made public. They do not see that it should have compromised any Dramatify users.
What is the Heartbleed bug?
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library that encrypts internet traffic. This weakness allows theft of the information that under normal conditions are protected by the encryption. The encryption provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. It includes secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
What you should do
As stated earlier, your Dramatify account, password and content is safe. But you might want to update your other accounts including social media, email, e-commerce etc.
- You can test the status of your services with the Heartbug test (as shown in the picture above).
- Change all your passwords. For very important ones like Google, Microsoft, Dropbox etc. turn on two way authentication.
- Empty all your browser caches. ZDnet have written a good tutorial on how to do that for different browsers.
Image credits: Heartbleed art by rejon at Open Clip Art. (Public Domain)
This weekend we are switching DNS providers, from US-based GoDaddy to French Gandi. The reason is the stronger data protection and privacy legislation in Europe, but also Gandi’s stronger emphasis on ethics and values that we share.
A simple description of what a DNS provider is, is to think of it as a combined phonebook and switchboard for the internet. When you type in dramatify.com, your internet provider checks if they know where to send you and if not, they check with the .com registry who checks with our DNS provider.
We don’t think you will notice any disturbances, but if there should be a glitch in the handover between GoDaddy and Gandi during Saturday evening and Sunday evening, you now know why, and why we are doing this!
Have a great weekend! À bientôt!
Today we make a major upgrade to the Dramatify service. There might be some disturbances and outtages from 9 am. We will however try to keep it as brief as possible. The upgrade will lead to a faster, snappier service and offline support.
Sunday morning we are mucking around in the murky depths of the Dramatify backend to ready the beast for further expansions. There might be slight disruptions to the service, but we will of course try to minimise any impact for our users.
“Beam me up Scotty!”