One program that I often recommend to Second Assistant Directors depending on the size and complexity of the show is Sethero. This program allows you to quickly make call sheets and even sends a text message to all the recipients (which can be really handy when they come out late at night).
When using Sethero. you have the option to enter every scene manually or mass export via excel. My suggestion is to do the mass export option. To do that it is best to wait till you are really close to filming and then follow this step-by-step video tutorial I created. Sethero has some basic tutorials…but I couldn’t find anything that would help me with transition my Movie Magic Data. I hope it helps!
As an Assistant Director one of the many tasks I am often required to do when working as a 2nd AD is the job of creating a distro list to send out call sheets, scripts etc. These “lists” are often difficult to keep up with and can be time-consuming in many instances.
Recently I stumbled upon some software Setkeeper that not only makes the distro process pain-free it has tracking software enabled that indicates whether or not the cast/crew have received or opened their call sheet.
Setkeeper is an online subscription site designed to create sides, distro documents and act as a hub to share information (such as location photos) to your entire cast and crew. Their software is top-notch with flexible pricing plans that can fit almost any budget.
Check out the highlight video and infographic below and consider doing a test-drive!