Shotgun Helps Drive White House Down
“We’re starting to invest more into helping studios collaborate to develop multi-studio, script to screen pipelines, and we’re excited to see that deployed as a proof-of-concept on White House Down,” said Don Parker, CEO and Co-Founder, Shotgun Software. “We are building sets of tools with and for Shotgun customers that will allow other studios to follow a similar production methodology and model that worked so well on this film. Almost all of our 400+ customers in film and animation are using Shotgun to collaborate with outside partners, and we’re pleased that our tools are being used at the front and back end of productions to make that process more efficient.”
Weigert plans to deploy this project management pipeline on his upcoming project, another collaboration with director Roland Emmerich, ID Forever Part I, and is building new customizations into Shotgun to further streamline the budget and financial end of their pipeline. “Every visual effects vendor has their own format for bidding sheets, and so on the production side, what you end up with are collections of Excel spreadsheets, and a mix of data that is very difficult to cross reference,” said Weigert. “What we built into Shotgun recently is a bidding sheet that will give vendors fields in which to enter bid data, with pull down menus that will allow for a much simpler way to manage that material and save time on both the front and back end of the process.”
White House Down opened nationwide in theatres on June 28, 2013. Directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, the film is an action-thriller about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group.
Shotgun Software will be demonstrating Shotgun’s production management, tracking, review and asset management toolsets at the SIGGRAPH Conference (July 21-25th in Anaheim, Calif at the Anaheim Convention Center) and will be showcasing unique customer pipelines at its user group meeting on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00PM, Room 213A.