Media and entertainment companies have unique needs when it comes to collaboration. They work in teams that span the globe. They work with tools that span a spectrum of uses. And every day, those teams are under pressure to create more content in less time, across an array of consumer platforms. As a result, they’re producing an unprecedented volume of data, including high-res file types with larger and larger file sizes. The challenge becomes—where do you put all that data and how can teams access, review, revise, and share it quickly and securely?
We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to creative pros about their process. Filmmakers at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival offered interesting insight on their experiences, so we continued digging into creativity at this year’s South by Southwest.
Technology has created all kinds of opportunities for new voices to find an audience, and the world of podcasting is a perfect example. What used to require an expensive radio studio and technical staff—plus dozens of permits—can now be done by anyone with a laptop, a mic, and a passion. In that spirit, we’re celebrating the voices at the forefront of this vibrant medium at this year’s South by Southwest with the Dropbox Podcast Studio.
In the many conversations we’ve had with filmmakers, we’ve been amazed at just how many ways they’re using Dropbox. For people in a wide variety of roles, Dropbox is speeding up processes, simplifying collaboration, and getting the job done. So we’ve collected a few of the best ways filmmakers are using Dropbox—to help you keep production rolling.
If there’s one thing we learned at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s that there are many paths that lead into a final creative work. Each film, song, painting, or other piece can be the result of long-gestating ideas, concentrated teamwork, calculated gambles, or all of the above.
We just got back from the Sundance Film Festival, where we had a great time meeting filmmakers and learning about the creative process. As we talked to filmmakers there, we heard a lot about just how much they rely on Dropbox to keep production rolling.