Function Bar Buttons
is a description of each of the functions on the Function
This takes you to the START Layout, the page you see when
you first open Showrunner™. As a kind of Home page,
it's always a good place to go back to if you get lost.
This is the page you begin with when Showrunner™
first opens. It is a place to make announcements to all
users of Showrunner™ on your crew. It also gives a
handful of buttons to take you to the major functions you
may be interested in. Most of these are re-iterations of
the items in the Function Bar.
The Show All button places all records into the current
Found Set. For instance if you happen to go to the Progress
layout and find that there is only one shot showing when
you expected more, simply hit the Show All button and the
complete list will display. You can then sort and edit the
list as you desire.
very simple, the scheduling module allows you to get a good
sense of the overview of your project. Each cell represents
a week. (Or a day in VFX Showrunner PRO) Clicking on the
first week header takes you to the Globals page where you
can select the start date for your schedule. Each week for
each shot has a pull-down list of phases for that shot. You
can then note below the phase the actual day of that week
that the phase is due on. The grey refresh button forces
the screen to display the colors associated with the
To enter a date quickly without typing, click the small Set
Button beneath a given field. This will bring up a calendar
selector. One or two clicks and your date is entered!
There are five pages of Schedule, allowing for a production
length of up to 90 weeks.
As always, pressing the small Grey Arrow will allow you to
"drill down" to detail on that particular shot.
Address Book is not just addresses but also a way to make
data entry easier and faster. Simply fill in your own name
and address in addition to those of your clients and
contacts. Then, in modules like Shipping and Receiving (see
below) each name is available on a pulldown list that will
automatically fill in the remainder of that person's
address with just a simple click. You never have to retype
and Receiving is the place to record the coming and going
of film, tape, disks, files, and anything else you need to
keep track of. It's the card catalog for the library that
supports the rest of your production.
this page shows information for a single shipping or
receiving item, clicking on the List View button, the List
Receiving button, or the List Shipping button will take you
to the Shipping and Receiving List Layout:
The Shipping and Receiving List page has a Question mark
Tip button which gives you a Tip as to how to make a
shipping receipt. As always the grey arrows allow you to
drill down to detail on an item, and clicking on column
headers allows you to sort your list.
Here you can also make shipping receipts to document track
who receives what. (Very useful when the client claims you
didn't ship them something and you can produce the
paperwork with their signature on it that says otherwise.)
Assets management capabilities of Showrunner consist of two
separate Libraries. The GENERAL ASSETS library is where a
reference to every asset you wish to record for your
project must be stored. You can give it a description,
type, path and even a clickable link. This way you can
quickly find survey data, models, textures, any kind of
data that helps to create your show.
The SHOT ASSETS library is basically a subset of the
GENERAL ASSETS library. Once an asset is entered into the
GENERAL ASSETS library it can then be attached to one or
Simply go to the SHOT page for the shot you wish to attach
assets to and, toward the bottom of the page click the NEW
SHOT ASSET button. You will get a pulldown menu that allows
you to select from your GENERAL ASSET library. If the list
is too long or unwieldy you can also copy and paste an
asset name from the GENERAL ASSET library into the Asset
File Name field.
Both GENERAL and SHOT ASSET libraries come with individual
record pages as well as list views for sorting. You can get
to either of them from the SHOT LAYOUT: