Local start-up Scenios recently came out of beta testing for its online collaborative platform that makes smart use of Amazon’s S3 open storage platform. Based out of the Tribeca Film Center, the company has recently began hosting casual presentations to explain the service to the production community. (We wrote about the company’s first moves last year.)
Cloud-based businesses will be the big news this year. Amazon recently announced a music service, while Google is expected to follow up soon with its own music locker online. Apple is expected to do move iTunes to a similar setup, although much of its new Lion operating system will turn up on the web when it launches later this year.
What can you do with Scenios? The company spots producers mostly, with the idea that this will enable much easier and smarter management of film, television and commercial projects. Scenios–which works with both Mac and Windows browsers–offers a suite of apps to help streamline workflows from pre-production, through shooting and on to post. You can post dailies, build crew lists, exchange location info, etc all the while building your crew into a modern, responsible team that won’t have you spending hours putting out emails and wondering if all the right people have read the material. With Scenios, you’ll know immediately who’s on board.
I recently spoke with Scenios CEO and co-founder Mark Davis and Co-founder and Chief Evangelist Jeff Wurtz and will report the latest on the company’s plans next week.
The good news for producers wondering whether the cloud is for them is that Scenios offers a free project area with 5GB of storage. That should be enough room to see for yourself what the cloud has to offer. Click here for more info.