Job Overview

When you enter a job you are presented with the job overview containing relavant production information. At the top left of the job overview is the job icon, number, and title.

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Bookmark Job

At the top right is the bookmark button. nim_toolbar_bookmarks

Clicking this button adds the job to the your bookmarks.

Job Timeframe

Below the bookmark button is a chart showing the number of days scheduled in the project based on the jobs start and end date, as well as the current number of days left on the job.

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Job Details

There are four main sections under the details tab.

  • Production
  • Post
  • Project
  • Custom

Clicking on the edit button on each of these sections will make them live to edit.

Production

The production section includes information directly relevant to the initial job production. The available field here are:

  • Client - The end client
  • Agency - The agency involved. (if applicable)
  • Agency Producer - The name of the agency producer. (if applicable)
  • Phone - The agency producers contact number. (if applicable)
  • Email - The agency producers email. (if applicable)
  • Production Co - The name of the production company.
  • Director - The director on the project.
  • Contact - The main contact for the production company.
  • Phone - The main contact number for the production company.
  • Email - The email contact for the production company.
  • Shoot Date - The production starting shoot date.
  • Location - The shoot location(s)
  • Supervised - Will the shoot be post supervised.

Post

The post section includes information regarding the post production process.

  • Start Date - The start date of the project. This value is used to filter information when looking at calendars, schedules, task gantt charts, projections, and actualizations. This will not limit the data but will create a reference starting point.
  • End Date - The end date of the project. This value is used to filter information when looking at calendars, schedules, task gantt charts, projections, and actualizations. This will not limit the data but will create a reference ending point.
  • Editorial - The editorial company assigned to the project
  • Editor - The editor’s name
  • Grading - The company handling telecine/color grading.
  • Colorist - The colorist’s name
  • Music - The music company assigned to the project.
  • Mix - The company handling the mix.
  • Sound Design - The company handling the sound design.

Project

The project section contains data specifically related to the NIM job.

  • Job Status - Indicates whether or not the job is active. If the job is active it will show up in the dropdown menus of the NIM Connectors. This allows studios to manage/limit the projects visible independent of the project status.

  • Award Status - The current status of the job using the Job Status list defined in the Admin / Jobs / Status panel.

  • Bidding Studio - In facilities where one location / department may be bidding a job and another doing the actual work, NIM offers a way to define this. The bidding studio is the location that bid the project, based on the list of locations in Admin / Locations.

  • Assigned Studio - The location assigned to do the work based on the list of locations in Admin / Locations.

  • Private - Private jobs are only available to users assigned to the crew. If the job is made private, you will instantly be added to the job. There must always be one users assigned to the crew of a private job. NIM ensures that you can not remove all crew members from a private job.

    • On the job list private jobs are indicated with a key icon: nim_job_private
  • Security Groups - You can add multiple security groups to a job. Only users who are in these security groups will have access to this job. Security groups are defined in the Admin / Security / Security Groups panel.
  • Keywords - You can add multiple job keywords to tag a job. The job keywords are defined in the Admin / Jobs / Keywords panel.
  • Currency - The currency of the job. This will determine the default currency for bids, expenses, and invoices created within the job, and the job actuals will be displayed in this currency.
  • Producer - The studios producer on the project.
  • Creative Lead - The studios creative lead on the project.
  • Activity Status - Determines if a job is Active or Inactive. Inactive jobs will be removed from dropdowns menus in other areas of NIM ie. Timecards
  • Project Folder - Once a job has been brought online this is the name of the project folder.
  • Project Status - Displays if the job is ONLINE or OFFLINE.

Custom

This section displays all custom job field attributes created by the studio. These can be defined in the Admin / Jobs / Custom panel.

Crew Overview

On the right of the job overview is a quick view list of the crew. Crew can be added to the job in the Job Menu / Production / Crew menu.

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Asset & Show Status

At the bottom of the job overview are graphs showing the current cumulative status of assets and show tasks.

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Job Notes

The job notes tab can be used to leave general notes on a job. Click the nim_add_button in the Topics column on the left to create a new topic. Enter a name for the new topic and click the checkmark to save it. Multiple topics can be created to group the converstations as needed.

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When a topic is selected, a nim_add_button appears on the right of the page, in the Conversation area. Clicking this button will create a new note in this topic. Text can be added and formatted in each note. Click the checkbox on the right to save the note.

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To edit a note, click the nim_edit_button button at the top right of the note panel. Make the necessary changes and click the check mark to save.

Delete a conversation entry by clicking the nim_delete_button button next to the edit button at the top right of the note panel. You will be prompted to confirm deletion of the note.

In addition to text and hyperlinks, notes can contain visual reference to embeded online content. In the example below a Vimeo embeded link is entered as the body of the note. Once saved the video will appear inline with the rest of the notes.

Example:

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Job Review

This tab contains all review items uploaded to any review section within the job. For further information about the review tools please refer to the Review section of the documentation.

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