Function Bar Buttons

The Function Bar
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Following is a description of each of the functions on the Function Bar:


START
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.


Show All
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.

Schedule
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While 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 pulldowns.

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.

Addresses
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Showrunner™'s 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 it again.

Shipping & Receiving
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Shipping 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.
While 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:

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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

The 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 more SHOTS.
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:
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