Netflix’s newest app isn’t for consumers. . .
Netflix has been working on a series of experimental apps designed to make some key parts of production –like the scheduling of a shoot, management of a crew, and the budgeting to pay for it all– less complicated. One app in particular, called Move, has been in testing with select Netflix productions since November.
According to Chris Gross, Netflix’s director of studio technology, the company is trying to do away with the traditional pen and paper approach to organizing a production. “Ultimately, we are competing with pen and paper,” explained Gross during a recent press briefing.
With Move, crews can organize their schedule on set, distribute the script to everyone involved in each scene, and generate a wrap report at the end of each work day.
The experimental app, which the streamer built as a web app so that no visit to the App Store is necessary, was initially tested on the second season of “Glow” this past November, and has since been used on 10 different shoots.
Ultimately, Netflix hopes that these apps will eventually be used on most of its productions, including third-party vendors working on Netflix projects around the world.