How to use Taskomat™ if you are a photographer?
If you are a photographer, Taskomat™ can be the ideal organizational solution for you.
In fact, with Taskomat™ it is possible to structure each new project in several phases - or rather in work units - each of which has its own budget and time limit.
Setting up a photographic project with Taskomat™ is in fact very simple and above all useful, since with Taskomat™ you can track the time and budget of each project phase.
Therefore, you can create different work units according to the phases you need to complete your photo project: pre-production, production, post-production, etc.
Each of these phases will have a defined budget (i.e. the price at which you sell it to your client), and on the basis of your hourly rate Taskomat™ will calculate the time limit to complete it.
Now let's see together a small example of a photographic project created and managed with Taskomat™, so as to make the process clearer.
Project: New photo project
Project phases: Pre-production; Production; Post-production.
Suppose your reference rate is 50€, each of these 3 phases will have a budget and a time limit calculated on the basis of the reference rate.
Work unit: Pre-production (half day to collect inspirational material):
- budget: 200€
- time limit: 4h
Work unit: Production (1 day of shooting):
- budget: 400€
- time limit: 8h
Work unit: Post-production (2 days of editing, color correction, finalization):
- budget: 800€
- time limit: 16h
In total you have a project with a budget of 1400€ and a time limit of 28 hours.
Once you have created the work units, you must then create timed tasks to be planned on your days.
Pre-production (time limit: 8h):
- Client meeting (2h)
- Material research and moodboard creation (2h)
Schedule on: Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April
Production (time limit 8h):
- 1st day shooting (8h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 22
Post-production (time limit 16h):
- Editing (8h)
- Client meeting (2h)
- Editing 2 (6h)
Schedule on: Monday April 29, Tuesday April 30, Thursday May 2
Once the tasks are scheduled, you can decide whether to do time tracking or just declare them as completed.
In our example, you can do time tracking and measure your performance on all the tasks in the pre-production and post-production work units, while on the shooting side you can simply declare the tasks as completed at the end of the day.
By structuring your work in this way, you'll be able to see how long it takes you to complete the pre-production and post-production phases, and whether this time is in line with your budget and revenue goals.