During pre-production do you ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of emails? I do. I can receive as many as 100 emails in one day. Just getting all the principals to attend a meeting can create a flurry of emails that would dwarf a basketball player. At the end of the day, matching up emails and making sure I have the latest on what was decided can be a chore. So, I’m wondering – wouldn’t it make sense to use Google Wave? I haven’t tried it, but I’ve read a lot about it. Mashable describes it here:
Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client. You can bring a group of friends or business partners together to discuss how your day has been or share files.
Since a wave is a threaded conversation, containing anything ever discussed on a particular topic it would appear to be of value for production companies. Not only are the conversations all in one place, it’s in real time. A wave could be used for script notes, location scouting, budget changes, and on and on and on.
If you ask me – the wave it’s coming my friend. What do you think? Useful in a production or not?