Have you ever been in a grocery store choosing what cereal to buy and suddenly you have the perfect idea for a choreography move, set piece, or costume? But then you find yourself struggling to save it before it leaves your brain (possibly forever)?
Inspiration strikes all of us when we least expect it, leaving us to scramble for ways to capture our ideas before they’re gone.
Here are three ways you can use ProductionPro to catch those ideas the moment they hit you, so you can save them for later.
1. Take a picture.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes it’s the best way to capture what’s inspiring you. When you see something that gives you an idea for a costume, a prop, or a set design, you can use your phone’s camera to snap a photo or record a short video and upload it directly to ProductionPro. You can also tag a specific scene or character to the image for you to review later on if you have a sense of how you’d want to use your idea in the show.
2. Write it down.
When a blocking note or choreography move hits you in the middle of the grocery store, you can write it down using the annotations feature in ProductionPro. Since the script is digital, it can be accessed on any device – including your phone – making it easier for you to log your notes when you don’t have the paper script readily available to you.
Note: it’s easier to write annotations on ProductionPro with an iPad and Apple Pencil; if you do not have these, we recommend using a note-taking app on your phone to log ideas.
3. Exchange ideas with your team.
As you start planning your show, you’ll want to get a fresh perspective on all of your ideas so far. Using ProductionPro’s Team Manager, you can add your creative team and others whose opinion you trust the most to help you see what resonates best. When you add the rest of your team, you can give them the ability to capture and upload their own ideas for the show. Everyone will be able to see what has been uploaded, allowing you all to start workshopping those ideas as the show comes together.