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Please describe how your company managed daily workflow and media sharing needs prior to using Simian.
Before Simian, our daily workflow and media sharing process was completely different. The only way to send out a director’s reel was via DVD, so most days were spent burning dozens of DVDs. Then, if the client was not located in Los Angeles, we'd have to ship the DVD to them, so it would be at least 24 hours before they were viewed.
To this day, we still have stacks of old director and company reel DVD’s. This was not only wasteful to the environment, but incredibly time consuming and laborious. We also had no proper online storage for sending files or cuts. We’d have to send out a hard drive from company to company. Simian changed all of this for Aero Films.
Please describe in detail, the needs, challenges or problems that made Simian the right choice for your company.
As a commercial production company, Aero Films has a massive library of spots that we need to share and send out as quickly as possible. As technology evolves, so has this industry and we have to change with it. DVDs and older programs that we used before, were difficult to use and not efficient. If there was a client that we needed to bid a director for, we would have to spend a day just to ship out a reel. By the time the DVD got there, the job may have already awarded. We needed a way to send out reels quickly that would not compromise quality. As the times change, we hope to change with it and require a platform for our media that is secure, reliable, and can evolve with us, and Simian is that platform.
Please describe in detail the ways in which Simian addressed these needs, challenges or problems.
At first, we looked at Simian just as a tool for sending out reels. Today, Simian plays an integral role for everything we do, and has reshaped the way we operate as a company. Simian has allowed us to do much more than we ever imaged.
For instance, our media library needed a more efficient, effective and easy way to compose and send reels. We wanted to be able to see all of our work on one page, by director, editor, or client. Simian allows us to do this easily, plus Simian offers tons of options and ways to customize searches, videos, and track videos that we send out.
Besides the media library, the Project function has changed everything about the way we upload and send project information. Through Simian Microsites, our production teams have an easy and efficient way to share and send out project information ranging from pictures, audio files, and reference videos.
Please describe in detail, the overall benefit that was achieved as a result of using Simian. This can include additional revenue or products related to a specific job or project.
Simian has been a major help to Aero Film. Not only has it served as a platform for all of our spots, media, and projects, they also host our website www.aerofilm.tv. The website is easy to update and change, thanks to brilliant integration within Simian.
Michael Peer - Head of New Media