Production Tips – Recruiting Database

Continuing on from the last Production Tip blog about Tracking¬†Production… The Recruiting Database This might seem creepy but I kept a spreadsheet with some basic information on everyone on the team… or anyone interested in joining the team. The key thing I used this for was to remember their strengths, up to years after I last had any contact with them. We had over 400 volunteers sign up and many more that I spoke to outside of our development site. It could get very difficult for me to remember every encounter, especially since most were only over email. I tended to remember shots in reels better than the specifics about my conversations with each artist. Some would be people that left the project and rejoined a year later, and it was key to remember their strengths and weaknesses. I would score them in a few very important areas: Talent (0 to 4)¬†– The quality of their reel, this would be updated with each encounter and if their work on the film differed from the work in their reel. Communication¬†(0 to 3) – Their communication skills including written English and responsiveness. A world wide project can have some severe problems with […]