At the beginning of this year NoStairway Media wrote a blog on a new handy media tool called Doddle. Being avid users/fans of this new service we thought we would write another quick blog on why everyone in the video production industry should join Doodle.
Doddle is a excellent new media industry directory for video production companies/professionals. It allows its users to find professional vendors, crew, talent, locations and film offices in their area. It then provides a platform for you to showcase your work by uploading videos, photos, PDF documents and company logos; creating a fantastic networking and promotional environment for you and your company.
When your next project goes into video production you can then use your Doddle account to create digital interactive call sheets which can be synced to all crew members to keep them up to date on the filming process/time schedule. You can even sync your interactive call sheet up to receive automatic updates on the weather and local emergency contact information for your shoot. Another, terrific feature of the interactive call sheet is that it will add listings automatically, allow you to send internal notes and organise your contacts into favourites and recently used; allowing you/your company to stay on top of your video production shoots and crew.
Doddle also sends helpful weekly industry newsletters and blogs to all who sign up to their services. This is a brilliant way to stay up to speed with the continuous movement and new trends that develop in video production and the general media industry. For example their latest news letter was full of helpful information and interesting/entertaining facts on Keylight in After Effects, Why Broadcast Networks killed the Miniseries and how Tim Burton’s art work will be exhibited in Disney later this year.