Going paperless in post-production is a task I assumed was impossible no less than a year ago. With the endless amount of script pages, notes, camera reports and the like, I assumed there was no way to rid my life of paper. In the last year, however, I have solved this dilemma and gone paperless. It’s real, and it’s fantastic.
In this episode I have a conversation with Asian Efficiency expert Zack Sexton about how to go paperless as well as how to manage documents with Evernote and Google Drive. Moreover we geek out on my favorite productivity tool on the planet Trello.
If you’d like to learn more about how I use these tools to save tons of precious time every day, I have written a helpful document to walk you through my daily use of Evernote, Google Drive, and Trello in a busy post-production environment.
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Topics of Conversation:
- Where to start when going paperless and how to come up with a system
- Using Evernote for scanning papers right into your phone and collecting it in one place
- My personal story of where I started with going paperless and how I got started
- How my assistant and I manage daily paperwork via Google Drive
- How I use Trello to manage all of my notes from directors and producers
- Why you shouldn’t completely shun paper like I have
- How to manage projects in a collaborative environment with Trello and why e-mail is the worst task manager on the planet
- Managing project conversations with Slack
- How to stay focused on a specific project by using ‘Mindsets’ to filter information you don’t need at a given time
- How to manage notifications to minimize distractions during work
- How all of these productivity secrets fit into the big picture of optimizing yourself for maximum creativity