The third major improvement is all about the departments. In the past StudioBinder used to provide a single grid of all of your talent crew extras and clients all mixed together.
In the new StudioBinder we break our crew into departments for you automatically. Best of all if you go to a call sheet page they’ll also be grouped in exactly the same way.
So if I go to an existing call sheet, and you can see I’ve added a bunch of contacts here, and if I scroll down to crew they will be bucketed correctly for me.
Now, again, I didn’t have to do anything. This was all laid automatically. This makes it much more intuitive to not just to create a call sheet but to be able to navigate and read the call sheet.
Let’s say you want to modify the positions ordering or department names. Take for example, this one here that says Agency. Say I want to replace Agency with the name of my company. If you go to your Manage page, you’ll see a new Departments section where you can rename and reorder departments and positions in any way that you like.
I’m going to go ahead and rename Agency to the name my production company. We’ll call this “Gravity Productions,” and let it save. Then, when I go back to the same call sheet, I’ll scroll down to the Crew section here. Instead of seeing Agency you can now see that it shows Gravity Productions.
If you don’t like department names, positions or ordering, you can customize your default settings and from there on out it’s personalized for you.