What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We highlighted the content at film festivals in early 2018, showcasing it at events and on panels. We received excellent feedback on the innovation and technique used in the creation of the piece. The videos have received over hundreds of thousands of views and continues to receive positive comments.
How did Talespin perform from a project management standpoint?
They have been fantastic to work with. Stephen (CCO, Talespin) was a great partner throughout a complex production process with many stakeholders. Talespin did a fantastic job of running the production on the ground and plugging in in a professional capacity.
We mostly communicated through email, but they were responsive and professional. They knew how to get things done and when to consult us, but also knew when they could make a decision and move forward because of the tight timelines on set. They spoke fluently about VR production but also knew how to manage a traditional Hollywood shoot.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They knew how to work with the various stakeholders to get the production done efficiently and successfully. They were well-liked by everyone involved in the project and won trust quickly. Stephen proved that he could integrate seamlessly, avoid wasting time and make everything as easy as possible. All of that stood out to me.
Are there any areas they could improve?
It would have been helpful to have a production calendar ready to go as soon as they were brought onto the project so all stakeholders were clear on what was required and when. Given the last-minute nature of the project, though, it was understandably tough to have the calendar ready to go immediately.