Easy and Time-Saving RFID Solutions
With these RFID solutions, the management of assets and inventory in your movie and video production company can be easily accomplished by an employee walking through the set or studio while holding a handheld tablet or PDA that is equipped with an RFID reader, which automatically tracks the tagged items. Also, parking and access control can manage those who visit or work at your company.
GAO RFID Movie & Video Production Asset Management System
What It Tracks
Our RFID system can track all movie and video production assets including:
- Filming equipment, such as motorized camera slider or flying drones
- Lighting equipment, such as camera light or light reflector
- Photographic equipment
- Company’s furniture and office supplies
- Sound equipment, such as portable audio recorders, audio cables or headphones
- Storage devices, such as hard drives, memory cards or DVDs
- General filming equipment, such as tripods, boom poles, shock mounts, gimbal stabilizers or jib cranes
- All other assets your movie and video production company may utilize
With this solution an RFID tag needs to be attached to each asset then each tag is read by the handheld RFID reader held by the employee.
The GAO RFID Movie & Video Production Asset Management Solution can be scaled to fit the needs of all movie and video production companies of various sizes, or even a major production studio.
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In addition to the Movie & Video Production Asset Management and Inventory Management Solutions, we also offer an RFID Access Control System and RFID Parking Control System that can be tailored to your company’s needs and controls who can access areas of your company and parking. Click on either below to learn more.
The Movie & Video Production Industry
The movie and video production industry is composed of companies and studios specialized in the production of video content, films, photographic related activities and the distribution of the final product.
The operational process of companies working in this industry may be divided into three main stages of production: pre-production, production and post-production.
The pre-production phase involves the accomplishment of all the necessary duties to be done before starting to film. To catch the attention of the customers, a company first needs to develop new and original ideas. Then, it has to plan and refine the concept and perform the administrative, scheduling and budgeting activities. Other activities taking place during this phase consist of casting the professional crew, finding the right locations for filming and obtaining the filming permits.
Once all the previous activities have been accomplished, the production phase, also called principal photography, may start. This phase includes all the activities concerning the actual filming of the subjects of the video. Usually, production activities are performed in secured locations and studios, to limit the access of people not related to the activity.
After filming is completed, the post-production phase begins. This stage involves activities such as video editing, creating visual or sound effects, re-recording the dialogues, and mixing all the videotapes to achieve the final product. When the product is approved, the content is delivered to distribution companies.
The movie and production industry requires the work of a broad and heterogeneous group of specialized professionals. Production teams consist of the technical staff producing the media content, such as actors, directors, video editors, cameramen, sound specialists, videographers or photographers. To be successful, a production company needs to coordinate the work of all these specialists.
A production company needs the supply of specific technical equipment based on the type of product and its qualitative features. Movie and video production companies create video content and register images on digital equipment or film stocks, thus they need storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards. Filming activities require different types of filming equipment, such as video, digital or action cameras and related accessories like camera sliders, tripods or stabilizers. Finally, during the post-production activities, a company needs to possess specific programs and software for editing images or creating sound and visual effects. Many companies in the field also provide equipment renting services for their customers.
The industry may be divided into two sub-industries, namely video production companies and movie production companies. It is relevant to point this out as, even though they both work in the field of video production, the services they provide serve different market segments.
In the last decades, due to the technological improvements and the increasing demand of people for entertainment services, the movie and video production industry has grown while adjusting to the increased demand for online streaming and video content. The industry has been traditionally linked to Hollywood, which hosts the biggest concentration of movie production companies and the so-called “Major”. Moreover, the U.S. is the country with the biggest number of production companies working in the field. The movie industry is expected to maintain its growth due to the rise in the price of movie theater tickets and the continuous investments, as Hollywood giants keep on producing extremely high budget movies and people are likely to continue to be interested to go to the theater to enjoy these movies. However, it has become easier for smaller or independent companies to produce and distribute video content from all around the world.
Even though online streaming services are growing in importance, they serve a different market segment and they do not represent direct competitors to the Hollywood production companies. The market of video production companies is mainly composed of small and medium businesses that need video training or commercials for their advertising activities. The rise in the demand for video content results from a change in companies’ business marketing strategies, as nowadays it seems that video marketing and commercials represent a very powerful tool to interact with customers.
A challenge for the movie and video production industry may be represented by a change in the traditional distribution channels. Thus, for these companies to succeed, they need to continue to adjust their services to the changing market demand for video content and offer unique products.
The Commercial and Institutional School Construction Industry
Commercial and institutional buildings are the most common types of construction seen and used by the public. The terms “commercial” and “institutional” refer to organizations or establishments that are formed for religious, social, educational, or other similar purposes. This form of construction serves to create buildings for public use, such as churches, banks or schools. The construction of schools may be considered as one of the most important types of public institutions since they are of particular interest to governments, communities, and corporations, as education has become a crucial element for success. Schools provide early childhood, primary, secondary, and higher education opportunities, which in turn provide the necessary skills required to join the workforce.
Due to the importance of education, several hundred thousand public and private school buildings have been constructed all across North America, with millions of students in attendance every year. In the US, large cities tend to have the highest amount of schools; these cities include Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY, among several others. The school construction market continues to climb as cities and suburban areas continue to grow in geographical and population size and must make education more accessible to the public.
School construction varies for each building, as it must meet the community’s needs for which it is created. For example, some residential areas are spread out and have smaller population sizes, while some areas are more densely populated and have lower amounts of space available for construction. This also applies to the types of materials needed, based on certain factors like the environment, city standards, or budget restrictions.
Construction typically requires builders to form lists of materials, which vary in quality, price and quantity. Commercial and institutional construction requires large order capabilities, which now involve GPS delivery and high-tech operating systems to process large orders and move materials. To begin the process of building commercial or institutional schools, school boards, school districts, and city planners must prepare contracts that discuss matters such as site security, environmental and noise control, workers’ hours, necessary materials, and deliveries. Once the materials have been decided on, the party responsible for overseeing the construction process may contact special construction supply facilities, that typically make on-site deliveries. Construction also involves a significant amount of both natural and synthetic materials, such as wood, steel, clay, bricks, rocks, plastics, glass, and cement, which may or may not be used depending on their cost, quality, or effectiveness in the type of building being made. Construction supply facilities keep their materials in large enclosed areas like warehouses, in which workers must keep track of inventory and use large, strong moving equipment for the large amounts of heavy, raw materials being ordered. The types of equipment involved in this process often include utility carts, forklifts, and delivery trucks, which are used to lift and move these heavy materials.
To work in this field, employees typically are not required to have any formal education and instead, go through on-the-job training. However, it may be beneficial to attend a trade school or begin an apprenticeship first. Construction work is very physically taxing, dangerous, and difficult. Given the complex nature of commercial and institutional construction, workers often need special certifications or licenses to perform certain tasks, such as rigging, scaffolding, or welding.
Commercial and institutional construction is very complex and includes a very broad range of assets that must be tracked during the ordering process. Each asset in this industry is crucial to the construction of these buildings, providing them with a good foundation, and meeting the standards for the specific type of building and environmental regulations. There are several different facilities or plots of land that house different kinds of raw materials, such as glass, metals, chemicals, woods, etc., often depending on the storage conditions these materials may require.