How to use Taskomat™ if you are a video maker?
If you are a video maker, Taskomat™ can be the ideal organizational solution for you.
On Taskomat™ you can set up each new video project in several phases - or work units - each of which has its own budget and time limit.
Therefore, you can create different work units according to the phases you need to complete your 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 a time limit.
Now let's see together a small example of a video project created and managed with Taskomat™, so as to make the process clearer.
Project: new corporate video
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 1: Pre-production (1 day to collect audiovisual material):
- budget: 400€
- time limit: 8h
Work unit 2: Production (2 days of shooting)
- budget: 800€
- time limit: 16h
Work unit 3: Post-production (4 days of editing, color correction, animation, finalization)
- budget: 1600€
- time limit: 32h
In total you have a project with a budget of 2800€ and a time limit of 56 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):
- audio materials research (2h)
- video materials research (2h)
- storyboard writing (4h)
Schedule on: Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April
Production (time limit 16h)
- 1st day shooting (8h)
- 2nd day shooting (8h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23
Post-production (time limit 16h)
- creation of animations (4h)
- editing (8h)
- color correction (2h)
- finalization (2h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, Thursday, May 2)
Once you've planned your tasks, you can move on to execution.
In our example, you can do time tracking and measure your performance on all the tasks related to the pre-production and post-production work units, while on the shooting side it will be sufficient to declare the tasks 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 and post-production phases, and whether this time is in line with your budget and revenue goals.