Unless you are producing short form content or using Limecraft Flow for subtitling or archiving masters, productions can become quite large in terms of the number of individual items. 

Such collections are hard to handle. Looking for the right material fragment is like looking for a needle in a haystack. This is the case for sure when processing original footage without descriptive data attached to it. In order to optimise efficiency in the edit suite, screenplays and storyboards help you to organise the material and to select the right fragments.

In the example above, we are facing a mid size production, where 9326 items have been shot. Each "item" is available in four different versions, so we are dealing with over 40.000 files of content. It would be hard or impossible to manage these by manually dragging and dropping them into the proper folders without human mistakes.

To help you structure and organise the material, we offer the ability to use scripts and storyboards. 

  • Scripts or screenplays are typical for fiction production and can be uploaded prior to the shoot. When the material is uploaded or ingested, it can be automatically organised according to the sort order of episodes, scenes and shots.
  • Storyboards are used for unscripted content, like reality television or documentary formats. As a result of an automated, semi-automatic or manual logging process, material fragments will be tagged so they can be added or grouped in certain collections. 

Curious for more? Jump to this article for a better understanding of the differences between them.