Today Dramatify releases the first part in a suite of tools for better production scheduling, with the new planning grid and calendar overview.
One of the features Dramatify’s users have asked most for, is a better tool for planning of bigger productions, especially drama. Now, you can both plan small one or two day shoots simply by using only call sheets. Or, use our new planning grid and calendar overview to plan big productions with many number of episodes and up to five teams with their own call sheets and schedules.
Dramatify introduces a new planning grid for production scheduling where you simply drag and drop the scenes on the correct production day and team.
Add flags and banners
In each column, you can add flags at the top for easier planning as well as banners for any non-scene event that you want to plan during the day. Banners can have added time to create a production schedule at the same time.
Production time estimates
At the bottom of each column Dramatify automatically calculates an estimation of how much material that will be produced during the day and how long the production day will be. This lets you keep an eye on total working hours.
Splitting and unsplitting scenes
Today, as filming becomes more complex, the need to split scenes into several parts increase. Scenes can be split as many times as you like and different parts can be split into several days and/or several teams. It’s perfect for productions with a lot of CGI and special effects. On each split part, you can add a note.
You tie production days with calendar dates in the calendar view. There you can view which scenes are shot on any given day and by which team. You can easily move production days around by drag and drop.
Call sheet view
The planning tool also includes a view of unpublished and published call sheets for all production days and teams. This allows you to quickly navigate and get an overview of your work.
A walk-through of planning and scheduling
We have published a thorough tutorial of Dramatify’s new planning and scheduling features in our FAQ section.