Shotgun is an intuitive platform that helps us simplify project workloads and easily breakdown tasks and assign roles, helping to demystify the overwhelming process of constructing a five-minute 3D animation from scratch. If one shot requires multiple tasks assigned to different people, we can easily visualize each step to better understand how long it will take to complete the sequence. Shotgun also provides an intuitive and dynamic approach to the filmmaking process, enabling teams to better communicate and review project status on a daily basis, especially critical for remote workflows.
Because our film required us to track such a large number of assets to tell the story of Louis’ journey from his old school to his new life, multiple treatments, designs and iterations of the assets and environments were necessary to develop the look of the film. It’s very easy to lose sight of the requirements for each shot, but with Shotgun, we could effortlessly know who is tasked with what and see where we’re at with different props.