Assistant Producer Martina Sette utilized the company calendar and resource planning tool to keep track of every crew member and their projects at KPLUSFILM.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
My name is Martina Sette, and I am an Assistant Producer for KPLUSFILM. We are a production company based in Verona, Italy, and our core business includes comedy films, commercials for TV, and production services for foreign companies.
We are a team of 10 people who work closely together. One of my responsibilities as Assistant Producer is to keep track of the production and post-production workflows so that the Producer has an overall and immediate view of the resources involved.
"Nothing compares to Yamdu – it's all very well-organized, and you can import data and use all the features to help keep track of a lot of information."
Martina Sette Assistant Producer at KPLUSFILM
What were you working with before Yamdu?
It's my first time using software for management. We used other types of software, but nothing compares to Yamdu – it's all very well-organized, and you can import data and use all the features to help keep track of a lot of information.
So we started using it because we needed software to organize our team because we have crews working on different productions across Italy. It’s very useful because we need to know where and when they are available.
Which Yamdu feature(s) did you utilize the most in your day to day work?
At the moment, I use the company calendar in connection with resource planning the most. I can get a general overview of all the different people in the crew and productions. When I need to plan something right away, it doesn’t take long to use the company calendar; I can simply create an event in one minute or less.
I can manage and organize data on people and locations, make crew lists, and send them via email. The long-term value for me is that I can contact previous crew members when we are preparing for a new production.
Apart from the resource planner, are you also working with other parts of Yamdu?
Anything related to organization, I have used, so I have experience with managing the address book to search for employees and staff, as well as the company database. For example, when I send out a script, I will use the watermark feature and only send it to the people who need it. I can adjust the crew list and avoid sending it to other people.
Apart from that, we are discovering other features of Yamdu like company tasks, the actor database, costumes, etc. for the rest of the team.
And did you have a chance to use the production calendar?
I have, but only for specific projects and not from a company level. I think it’s great that you can split every production step into another step. All the resource bookings I make on the production calendar are also fixed in my company calendar. It’s very cool. Since everything is connected, I don't have to do the work twice!