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Stavros Stavrides, Producer/Director
'The Antarctica Challenge'
Five hours later I'm back in my hotel room, reviewing the day's shot log from a spreadsheet I emailed myself from the iPad, along with voice memos on related shots, all exported and emailed from MovieSlate. I clean up the notes, send it off to the post supervisor as an XML for direct input to Final Cut. In my twenty five years of shooting, I have never had more organized notes on location, and never have I saved so much time in post. My location PA was still taking notes, for posterity, I guess. "Your threatening my job", he says.
Five days into the shoot, my AP asks me a detail about something we shot five days ago. For the first time on location, I flip through MovieSlate, get the exact detail, on the spot. "Awesome", she says. She downloads a copy for herself (the DOP got his own copy the second day, then ordered and iPad just because of MovieSlate).
On the post-production end, the Supervisor saves a week and a half on the guy who used to do the logs. My story elements have never been so clear. MovieSlate forces me to keep organized notes that easily blend into my script later on - it's so easy.