Simple database software at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Techniques for Independent Production

Techniques for Independent Production
The challenges of creating Digital Cinema and other narrative forms.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 15th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 475
Simple database software

I have no idea of others workflow, but for complicated shoots I have used software like (an old version) Filemaker Pro. I enter shot, actor, location etc, and then I can sort in various ways to set a shooting schedule.

I was wondering what others were using.
Bill Mecca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Centreville Va
Posts: 1,828
MS Excel seems to be popular with a lot of people. In addition to internal features it can read and write to several types of databases like Ms SQL server desktop edition, or Access.
There is also software specifically designed for handling production issues. I think Movie Magic and a couple of others fall into that category.

Being a software developer myself, I've been tempted to write something (freeware), but haven't found any takers who'll help in the design phase (database, screen, reports....). And I only write for Windows for the time being.
__________________
Boycott Guinness, bring back the pint!!!
Joe Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2006, 10:09 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 475
thanks Joe, I am a PC guy just to be clear. I am trying to make heads or tails of using Excel, (I do have that) but the sort function only goes 3 levels and at times I need more.
Bill Mecca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Centreville Va
Posts: 1,828
Bill, not sure what your budget is, here is a link to a company that makes dedicated production management software...

http://www.company-move.com/index.html

Price seems fair, but I don't know how good they are.
__________________
Boycott Guinness, bring back the pint!!!
Joe Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Victoria , Texas
Posts: 123
I would take a look at www.sunfrog-tech.com they have some nifty software such as "Sunfrog Film Scheduling" it takes care of scheduling as well as shots, location, & script.
__________________
MSProductions - Victoria, TX & Waco, TX
www.MattSawyers.com
Matt Sawyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #6
MPS Digital Studios
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Posts: 8,531
This is similar to a thread I started:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=69073

I tried Company Move and it always gets hung up, so I didn't bother buying. This is when I used both a Mac (mine) and a PC (my wife's), both updated to the latest versions of OS.

One thing I'm digging is, for Mac:

www.neooffice.org

and for PC (and I think Mac):

http://www.openoffice.org/

or

http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.jsp (no longer free)

heath
__________________
My Final Cut Pro X blog
Heath McKnight is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Techniques for Independent Production

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network