INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS

Content Production Platform for Commercial Studios

Increase efficiency, reduce production costs, and streamline client communication

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Trusted by LEADING COMMERCIAL STUDIOS

Comprehensive studio management software

Increase operational efficiency with real-time status updates and data-driven reporting

Lower cost-per-asset by eliminating manual tasks using workflow automation and reducing rejections with style guides and review & approval steps.

Streamline client collaboration with separate access and workflows for individual customers

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Automate studio operations

Reduce costs and quickly scale studio capacity to meet client demands with efficient, repeatable workflows that standardize asset production and eliminate manual work.

  • Leverage automation for sample check-in, file naming and handling, selection steps, post-production tasks, final asset delivery, and more
  • Speed up delivery times by handing off files automatically at the completion of each production step, 
  • Never run out of space and review assets remotely with unlimited cloud-based storage

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Case study

Orendt Studios Harnesses the Power of Data to Drive Studio Efficiency

Discover how Creative Force helped Orendt Studios slash lead times and drive revenue with automation and data-driven decision-making.

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Increase efficiency while ensuring consistent outputs

  • Integrated style guides ensure images adhere to each client’s unique visual identity and requirements
  • Robust selects and QC steps reduce rejections
  • Team leads can approve, reject, or provide detailed mark-ups and retouching instructions
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Streamline communication and collaboration with clients

Manage multiple client accounts in a single platform.

  • Create custom workflows for that meet client’s unique requirements
  • Segment client data into separate accounts and limit client access to only areas relevant to them
  • Streamline Review & Approval by collecting and aggregating feedback in a single platform
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Data-driven reporting and insights

Get a clear overview of studio performance with detailed reporting.

  • Measure production KPIs, including sample status, asset throughput, rejection rates, product lead time, vendor turnaround times, and more.
  • Get insight into overall operations performance, including team and individual productivity 
  • Identify bottlenecks and opportunities to improve efficiency
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Connect your existing tech stack

Industry-leading integrations with common studio tools and vendors

  • Capture One
  • Adobe Photoshop and Workfront
  • Cloud storage solutions like Amazon S3, Box, and Google Cloud 
  • Retouching vendors like Pixelz, Bright 
    River, Schnell Media, and more


Industry-leading solutions
for common commercial studio challenges

Incorrect or missing product imagery
Commercial studios shoot many product images and videos per day. At such high-volume, the potential for human error and missing information goes up, resulting in improperly executed visuals and even missing shots. The consequences are severe: Expensive, time-consuming reshoots that negatively impact profitability.
Dynamic Production Planning

Planning by Creative Force empowers your studio to plan out every production shoot in advance. With an intuitive planning calendar that brings together managers and in-studio teams into a shared view - along with built-in shot lists and production tasks that update automatically as plans change - Planning takes the guesswork out of content production so production teams can always deliver to-task.

Leadership can also track shoot progress in real-time, delivering higher operational visibility and catching unfinished work before it has a chance to impact your bottom line.

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Inefficient workflows
In order to generate a profit, commercial studios have to continually optimize production so that the costs of producing images and video don’t exceed the selling price. Batch production slows down delivery times and manual processes increase staffing costs.
Flow production

Based on the principle of “flow production”, Creative Force moves each asset to the next step in production automatically without the need to wait for the entire batch of tasks to be complete. In a typical eCommerce studio scenario, this means that as soon as an on-set team selects images for a given product, the assets can be automatically routed to an art director to review and approve (or reject). Once the AD approves, the assets can be sent to post-production for immediate retouching. 

In addition, workflow automation reduces staffing costs by eliminating many of the manual tasks and record-keeping activities required to keep production running.

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Missing and lost product samples
Studio teams often work with thousands of samples, some of which can inadvertently get misplaced or lost. Often, there's a lack of visibility into which samples have arrived at the studio in the first place. These missing samples lead to lost productivity, missing product shots, and costly reshoots.
Sample management

Our full-featured sample management solution for content studios ensures your team gets real-time visibility into which samples are checked-in and where they’re located. Follow samples as they move around the studio and get total visibility into production progress.

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Manual feedback processes
Sharing visuals for review can be complex, involving manual processes and disconnected tools like sending contact sheet PDFs via email, uploading files to cloud drives like Box or Dropbox, or using third-party tools like Frame.io or Workfront Proof. Often, clients need to be physically present to make selects.Consolidating feedback is also a time-consuming process that requires juggling review tools, email, chat, and shared spreadsheets to track progress.
Selects, QC, and Review & Approval workflows

Integrated review and collaboration tools make collaboration seamless. With intuitive gallery views and the ability to add visual mark-ups, detailed instructions, and ratings, clients and commercial studios can collaborate in context, ensuring clear communication and efficient sharing of feedback.

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Post-production errors
Post-production errors, such as retouching mistakes or difficulty locating the correct files, can cause delays in the final delivery of assets. To add to the complexity, many retailers use external vendors for retouching tasks. It’s a significant operational challenge to transfer assets back and forth to third parties while effectively communicating retouching notes and requirements and ensuring quality results.
Clearly-defined post-production workflows

Clearly-defined post-production workflows

Creative Force streamlines the process of delegating and tracking retouching tasks, whether you use an internal team, external vendors, or a combination of both.

Integrating with industry-leading post-production vendors like Pixelz, Bright River, Schnell Media, and more, make your entire workflow flow seamlessly. Creative Force automatically hands off files to the vendor and routes the finished work for quality control checks.

Finally, automated QC and contextual markups and instructions ensure retouchers have all the information they need, minimizing errors and rejections.

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Lack of operational visibility
Efficient planning requires detailed, real-time visibility into production tasks and their status. However, commercial studios are often working with a variety of disconnected tools and manual spreadsheets to track progress, making it challenging to get a quick snapshot on production status.
Data-driven reporting and insights

Creative Force captures data during every step of the production process, enabling commercial studios to measure valuable information, such as sample status, asset throughput, rejection rates, vendor turnaround times, and much more.

Overview reports with customizable filters make it easy to get real-time updates and generate data-driven reports.

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Ready to see Creative
Force in action?

Talk with one of our experts to learn how you can empower your teams to work faster, deliver superior results, and simplify eCommerce content production.

  • Deliver assets on time, on budget, and on brief
  • Reduce time-to-market
  • Increase operational visibility

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