News: Schedule 2 turns to Dubbs Database Solutions
Bespoke database development is tailored to unique requirements of the film and media industries
(London, UK--August 19, 2010) Dubbs and Eyeframe, the leading Digital Media and Post Production facility, announced today that its Database Solutions division has developed and installed a bespoke database for Schedule 2, a leading technical services and post-production consultancy for the film industry.
Schedule 2 has a vast amount of information to keep track of, including multiple layers of contacts and numerous delivery requirements for every individual project. The company turned to Dubbs Database Solutions to create a database that would suit its needs immediately, and that could be extended easily as the company’s requirements developed in the future.
Dubbs Database Solutions has been developing bespoke databases, primarily for media companies, for over a decade. In 1996 Dubbs had a growing need for a database that could manage the specific requirements of a media company, such as complex project tracking, library systems and bookings. The company could not find an off-the-shelf database that met its needs so decided to create its own, utilising Filemaker software. Gradually clients noticed how powerful yet intuitive the system was, and asked whether Dubbs would create a similar version for them. Since then media companies including Momentum Pictures, PPC and Premier PR have commissioned Dubbs Database Solutions to create individually tailored database systems.
Schedule 2’s new database allows users to keep track of every element of a project and automatically links all the information together, making the data much easier to track, manage and report. Another of the key benefits is the system’s flexibility and the ability to extend it in a variety of ways; DDS also offers training for system administrators to help them develop their own databases. The database took approximately six weeks from initial briefing to going live, though Schedule 2 was able to start using aspects of the database while it was still being developed
Schedule 2’s Marco De Rienzo, was very involved in the design and layout of the new database. He commented, “The whole process was quick, easy and completely seamless. Even while the database was being developed, we still had access to all our information so we didn’t have to stop working. It was also an easy transition for staff to learn how to use the new system, even though they had been using the old database for a long time.”
Clive D’Urban, Director, Dubbs Database Solutions, said, “One of the reasons that media companies come to us is that we speak the same language, we understand the kind of data they require and how they need to use it. Because the software is flexible we can tailor each database precisely to an individual company’s specification, while also giving them room to develop and grow it as the business changes. Schedule 2’s database suits them well now but they already know that it will need to change in the future. Our solutions gives them the comfort of knowing that it will be easy to do so when the time comes.”
About Schedule 2
Schedule 2 is an International Technical Services and post production consultancy. Schedule 2 look after a prestigious list of titles for their clients and have a proven track record of technical excellence in the world of international delivery. Schedule 2 can help with all your delivery and post production requirements.
For more information please visit http://www.schedule2.com
About Eyeframe and Dubbs
Established in 1990, Eyeframe and Dubbs are a leading Digital Media and Post Production facility covering Blu-ray, DVD, Encoding, Graphics, Restoration, Audio, Transfers, Conversions, Editing and Tape Library Management. The third division, Dubbs Database Solutions, provides bespoke database creation for film and media companies. Independently owned and based in the heart of Soho, they specialise in providing virtually every tape or file standard & format including high definition for a diverse and increasingly growing market. They are also experts in providing Blu-ray and digital delivery across all VOD platforms.