I want to highlight some of the main features of Filmkin and how to use them effectively, covered over a series of blog posts. This post concerns the Team Credits feature in projects.
What is it?
Team Credits are the people working on your project. Think of it as a film credit like you would find in the scroll of the movie. Credits on Filmkin allow filmmakers to build up a nice collection of experience and show of the different projects they worked on.
How do I get credit?
If you are the filmmaker working on a project and your name is not in the credits list, you should contact the project's producer and ask them to add you.
If you are not yet on the project and a position is available for you, click the Apply button on the project profile. The producer will receive an email with your application and most likely start vetting you for that position. If you are in, the site will send you an email congratulating you.
Note: Please do not bug producers about whether or not they received your application.
I'm the producer, how do I manage this?
You can add credits/team to your project by clicking the Manage Team button on the project profile or the Manage Team tab when editing the project. From this page, click the Add Team Member button which will show a screen something like this:
From here, choose the position of the new team member from the first set of drop down lists and then find your filmmaker. You can do this by searching their name or selecting a follower from the list. Just click their name and your selection with take on a magenta border.
Click the Add to Team button when finished. Done! You just added a team member to your project!
After doing a couple of these you may want to re-order the team names which can be done on the Manage Team page by clicking and dragging the credits in whatever order you want. However, if a filmmaker has multiple credits, the first credit determines the position in the list and all additional credits will be combined into the one when looking at the project profile.
I'm the producer and received an application via email, what now?
When a filmmaker applies to your project, you will receive an email with their name, position applied for and some contact info. From here, you should start whatever your normal process is for choosing team members.
Once you made a decision, log into your account and go to your account Dashboard
. You should see a Pending Applications box at the top of your activity feed with two buttons. Click the appropriate button to approve or ignore the application.
One final note on this. Once you approve an application or manually add a team member, you should determine whether you need anyone else for that same position and update your project profile. For instance, if you chose a Director, chances are that you do not need to accept applications for that position anymore, so update your profile and remove Director from the list of positions available.
Thanks for reading,
- Scott Wenger