Sharing Simplified: Shotgun Client Review Site is Here!

Apr 13, 2014



Over the weekend we released the new Shotgun Client Review Site. Now you can share media with clients outside the studio on mobile devices securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts. Because the Client Review Site is completely integrated with the rest of your production, there’s no missed information and no need to transfer media or notes anywhere else -- all feedback is tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The goal was to turn an extremely labor-intensive process into a single click, for you and for your clients, to get things moving faster.

Here’s how it works:

Sharing – Since your media is already in Shotgun, you simply drop the work to be reviewed directly into the Shotgun browser using the Media tool, add it to a playlist and click ‘share.’ The playlist is published directly to a secure page of your site designed specifically for client presentations and an email is sent to the client. You can share media to as many clients as you need to through unlimited free client accounts.

Reviewing – The client gets an email with your studio’s branding and a link to access the playlist, which they can view from their desktop or mobile device. They see a simple layout and can comment with notes or even draw directly on the frames.

Automatic Notes Integration – You’re notified as soon as the client makes a comment. Client notes and annotated frames come right back into Shotgun automatically, linked and addressed to the right people, with permission options in place for who can see them so feedback can be clarified before it hits the production floor. There’s no need to import notes from multiple spreadsheets or email ever again!

“Shotgun with Client Review is the best of both worlds -- we have exactly what we want with shot tracking and exactly what we want with client review,” said VFX Producer Mike Gaines, who beta tested the Shotgun Client Review site in production on episodic TV shows. “Having both in the same workflow so that the client can give us a note and it’s automatically in the Shotgun database is the perfect synergy of those two things. Clients are loving it too. Before we were emailing links to download files back and forth and some people couldn’t play files and it was a big mess, then tracking notes and approvals in addition to that was mind-numbing. This has been a godsend for us; a one-stop-shop for all of our tracking needs and client review needs, all talking to each other.”

Thanks to Mike and all of the studios who collaborated with us to beta test the Client Review site in production -- your feedback has been invaluable!

We look forward to hearing about your experience. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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The Product Team will host webinars to introduce the new features, talk through what's next, and answer any of your questions on Wednesday, 4/16: 5-6pm PT and Thursday 4/17: 9-10am PT. Just email us at contact if you'd like to join.

Big Buck Bunny - footage courtesy of (CC) Blender Foundation,