Easy. You have landed on the Lot Six Help Desk. Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions and other useful insight intended to ensure that you make the most of the Lot Six platform.
Lot Six is a global society of storytellers that is dedicated to creating vast and refreshing stories that educate, inspire and entertain. The Society is made up of artists, designers, journalists, filmmakers, corporate brands and other types of "storytellers" that share similar interests and wish to use those shared interests to create coordinated experiences.
Lot Six's members have created this platform to help manage our respective productions, share resources, host events and most importantly co-create stories.
To join Lot Six is to join a movement that celebrates creative ingenuity and artistic expression and in all of their glorious shapes, forms and fashions. As a society of storytellers, we endeavor to create not only a meaningful dialogue amongst our members but also equip them with a robust way of engaging with their respective audiences.
The people and brands that make up the Lot Six community understand the implications of co-authorship and the impact collaborations will have on the experiences they create. As a result, our ecosystem is made up of content creators who stand ready to push the boundaries of their own creative pursuits by helping you with yours.
With this in mind, we would like to extend to you an invitation to join our creative movement. Membership is free and includes Level One access to the Lot Six web platform.
Over the coming months, Team Six will roll out a number of new features and general improvements to the Lot Six platform. In the first instance, we have released those tools that we feel will best help you to manage your productions and share resources with your team.
Future releases will build on the existing feature set by allowing you to sync your production schedules with other calendar apps, and assign attendees to the events you have created. Future release will also provide functionality that will allow you to not only create projects and organizations but also enable you to search for collaborators via our directory.
We encourage our members to comment on the usefulness of these enhancements, and where appropriate signal their interests in any currently unavailable features.
Becoming a member of Lot Six is absolutely free. Membership entitles you to the community events that we host as well as Level One Access to the Lot Six web platform. Level One Access boasts all of the core functionality of the platform and a number of tools that have been designed to help you streamline your creative process.
Team six wants to keep you informed about things going on in the Lot Six community and technical updates to the web platform. By navigating to your Profile page , you can manage your subscriptions and indicate the instances where you receive notifications from us. You can also follow us @lotsix on twitter.
You can create a new Lot Six account by clicking the sign up button in the top right hand corner of the Lot Six Home page. Before you set up an account, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the Lot Six terms and conditions .
If you have created a Lot Six account but did not receive your activation email, please check your spam or junk folder. If it’s not there, click the link to resend the email in the Sign In page.
You can change your password at any time when you’re logged in by clicking on the reset password link on your Profile page.
You can have a password reset email sent to you by clicking on the forgotten password link on the Sign In page.
You can change the name, email address or other account information on your Profile page.
If you want to leave Lot Six you can close your account at any time by pressing the Cancel Account button on your Profile page.
Your Account Dashboard is a summary of all of the Projects, Events, Resources, Documents, Files and Collaborators you have access to via Lot Six. This includes Projects you have created as well as Projects you have been given access to.
Each Project also has a Dashboard page that highlights only the Events, Resources, Documents, Files and Collaborators that belong to a given Project. You can think of the Project Dashboard as your Account Dashboard prefiltered to show only one project.
A Project is your artistic production. It contains a series of Events, Resources, Documents, Files and Collaborators.
To create a resource:
The control panel in the top right hand corner of your screen will allow you to navigate between the projects you have access to.
Deleting a Project will also delete the Events that belong to that project, along with all the Call Sheets associated with those Events. However, any Resources, Documents, Files and Connections you have created will remain in your account in case they are assigned to other Projects, or you would like to use them for future projects
Your Production Schedule is an outline of how your production budget will be spent over a given time frame. In the context of Lot Six, your production schedule will be made up of at least one Event, which will in turn be made up of at least one Activity.
The Lot Six scheduling tool allows you to customize your events with one or more individual Activities. Each activity has a start time, an end time, a title and a description. An activity is like a mini-event within an event, and allows you to have lots of individual time slots within a single event. For example, in a film production, the "Activities" are equivalent to call times for a shoot.
The duration of an event is the combined duration of all activities within the event. The start of the first activity marks the beginning of the event, and the end of the last activity marks the end of the event.
You can move the start date and time of an event. Doing this will move all of the activities and call sheets within the event by the same amount of time.
Sign into your Lot Six account. Click the Schedule tab in the main menu. Click on the event you want to delete. Select File > Delete from the file menu at the top left. Click "OK" to confirm you want to delete the event. Please note that the event, along with all the call sheets associated with it, will be permanently deleted. However, any resources you have created within the event will be saved.
Resources are the people, locations, services and equipment that are involved with your production. Once you have created a resource, you can update the details of that resource at any time, and assign the resource to any event(s) in your account.
To create a resource without assigning it to an event:
To create resource and assign it to an event at the same time:
If you want to assign an existing resource to an event:
If you want to assign an existing resource to a call sheet:
To create a resource without assigning it to an event:
Lot Six currently supports simple text documents and call sheets. In the near future, we hope to roll out a basic version of our script editor as well.
A call sheet is a document that provides all the information required for a single day of a shoot. This includes details of the people, locations, equipment and services required, as well as a detailed schedule for the day.
In order to create a call sheet using the Lot Six platform, you must first create an event.
You can add a note for any resource (person, service, equipment or location) in a call sheet. This can be used to add any specific information regarding that resource for that specific event.
The title and description of a call sheet is taken from the event it belongs to. To change the title or description, you need to change it in the event. Note that this will change title and description of all the call sheets which belong to an event.
On the call sheet page click on the "Download" link at the top right. The call sheet will be downloaded as a PDF.
Please note that other members that have access to your account can also download any of your call sheets.
If you create call sheets for an event which lasts more than one day, a call sheet will be created for each individual day of the event which has an activity in it.
Changes to the "Activity" section of a call sheet (such as the time and resources assigned to it) will be reflected in the "Activity" section of the event it belongs to. Changes to any of the notes fields for resources (eg. "Production Team") won’t affect the event, but will be reflected in all the other call sheets that belong to to that event.
Please note that any file you upload to your account will be accessible to any other person who has access to your account. To upload a file:
Files can be assigned to an activity in an event or call sheet. When you assign a file to an activity, it will be assigned to the event and all the call sheets which contain that activity.
To assign a file, you must first upload the file you would like to assign.
To assign a file to an activity in an event:
To assign a file to an activity in a call sheet:
To download a file, click on the title of that file where it appears on the Event, Call Sheet or File page. If this doesn’t work, "right click" or "Ctrl + click" the link and select "Save Link As..." / "Save as" option.
Lot Six currently has a maximum upload limit of 100 MB and at the moment only supports the most common file types can be uploaded (eg. PDF, DOC, JPG, PNG). Any files which may be dangerous, malicious or illegal in nature cannot be uploaded under any circumstances. Failure to comply with this may result in a cancellation of your membership. Please review our terms and conditions to read more.
If you upload multiple files with the same file name, each file will be saved (eg. they will not be overwritten). You can use the "Uploaded at" information to distinguish between the different versions of the file.
Lot Six allows you to give other members of your production team access to your Projects. Currently, you may assign "View" Access or "Collaborator" Access to allow your team to view or edit respectively.
In the top right corner of your screen you will find a drop down menu which allows you to switch between your account and other accounts to which you have access to. This is just to the left of the "Account" drop down. By default, your own account is selected.
If you have given other people Collaborator Access to your account, they will be able to view and edit the Schedules (including Events), Resources, Document (Call Sheets) and Files sections of your account.
To change the level of Access of a connection, simply navigate to the Access tab in the Project you wish to amend and select the connection you would like to change. You will be presented with a pop-up box which will allow you to select the access level of your choice.
Access is based on a project by project basis. This means you may allow a connection to edit one project but only view another. In other instances, you may wish to give no access at all to some projects.
To share your account (including all your schedule, events, call sheets, resources and files) with other people:
You can also share your account with other people by notifying them on the call sheet page.
Please note that notifying people of changes to a specific call sheet will give them access to your account (including your schedule, events, resources and files).
To notify other people of a specific call sheet:
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