Job Overview

The front page of a job is the job overview with tabs for job details, job notes, and job level review items.

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Job Details

At the top of the Details tab is a dashboard with basic job information. Below the dashboard are panels containing job specific details for security, project settings, and relevant production information.

Dashboard

The main dashboard of the job overview displays the job icon, number, title, and description. These values can be adjusted in the Production > Config section of the job menu. For more information on editing these details please refer to the Job Configuration section of the documentation.

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Job Bookmarks

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At the top right of the job details dashboard is the bookmark button. nim_toolbar_bookmarks

Clicking this button adds the job to the your list of bookmarks. Job bookmarks can be accessed via the NIM toolbar. Click on the bookmark button in the NIM toolbar to bring up your list of bookmarked jobs for quick job access.

Job Timeframe

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At the far right of the dashboard is a chart showing the number of days scheduled for the job based on the jobs start and end date, as well as a countdown for the number of days left on the job.

Detail Panels

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There are four editable 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.

The information that is editable here is the same information that is available when working with jobs in the job list.

Production

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

Client

The job’s 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 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.

Bidding Location

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 Location

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. 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. For more information on job custom fields please refer to the Custom Job Fields section of the documentation.

Crew Overview

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To the right of the detail panels is a quick view list of the crew assigned to the job.

Users can be added to the crew in the Production > Crew menu.

For more information on managing the job’s crew, please refer to the Job Crew section of the documentation.

Asset & Show Status

At the bottom of the job details are graphs showing the cumulative activity status of asset and show tasks.

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Hovering over the charts will display a tooltip with more detailed information. The activity is determined by the “Status Type” of the tasks assigned to each of the objects. For more information on configuring task statuses, please refer to the Status section of the documentation.

Job Notes

Job notes can be used to leave general notes on a job prior to and during production. Job notes are divided into groups via Topic and Conversations. Topics are a way to group notes within a conversation. Multiple topics can be created to group the conversations as needed.

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Add Note

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To add a note, you first need to create a Topic for the note.

Click the nim_add_button_blue 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.

When a topic is selected, a nim_add_button_blue 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. Click the Cancel button to return to the view mode without saving the note.

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Edit Note

To edit a note, click the nim_edit_button button at the top right of the note. Make the necessary changes and click the check mark to save. Click the Cancel button to return without saving changes.

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While editing a note, the text area can be expanded to fit the content you are entering.

To resize the text area, click and drag the resize handle at the lower right. Letting go of the resize handle will keep the text area at the new size.

Delete Note

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

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Job Review

The Review 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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