Problem: Location shoots include lots of people,
activities, and equipment that are interdependent to
the successful completion of film footage. Missing people
or misplaced equipment slows progress. Problems may
not be immediately visible and corrective action is
often delayed until the director can evaluate options,
which is a manual process of moving around the location
shoot. Camera and prop readjustments can take hours.
Timekeeping is a manual process with inherent delays
to payroll processing and financial accounting of payroll
Solution: Synergist Production System ’s (SPS) location management
uses state-of-the-art technology to track people and
equipment. It empowers directors to quickly review the
entire location on a single screen, and to validate
that interdependent people and equipment are in place.
Alerts can be preset to flag critical missing resources.
The location of equipment can be electronically repositioned
to optimize effectiveness. Labor timekeeping is activated
when people cross the location parameters. Timecard
approvals, payroll processing, and financial accounting
of payroll expense is streamlined.