Implementing a Digital Asset Management System

1st Edition

For Animation, Computer Games, and Web Development

Authors:

  • Jens Jacobsen
  • Tilman Schlenker
  • Lisa Edwards
  • Description

    In situations where quality, shorter time to market and staying within budget are basic project requirements, you cannot afford to overlook digital asset management (DAM). Learn how the top CG film, computer game and web development companies have saved significant time and money on their projects by optimizing a digital asset management system and streamlining production processes. Implementing a Digital Asset Management System teaches you that DAM is more than just technology, and covers all the essentials including workflow, teamwork, testing, quality assurance, demo version production, and versioning.

    Key Features

    * A must read for anyone who wants to run a profitable and successful computer-based media production * Teaches how to improve workflow, digital content security, speed-to-market and profit margin for projects large and small * Written by the team that created the DAM system for such hits as Monsters Inc. and the video game Medal of Honor

    Readership

    Media project managers.

    Table of Contents

    Preface; Introduction; What Can Asset Management Do for You?; Assess Your Individual Situation; Plan What You Need; Find the Right Solution; Implement the Solution; Success Stories; Appendix (Product Overview, Glossary, Further Reading & Links)

    Details

    No. of pages:
    352
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2005
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Focal Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780240806655
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080456430

    About the authors

    Jens Jacobsen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Jens Jacobsen (Munich, Germany) is a seasoned writer, a consultant and information architect for website, museum and entertainment projects.

    Tilman Schlenker

    Tilman Schlenker (Munich, Geramany) has been working as an Application Engineer and Product Specialist for the Alienbrain product line at Avid/NXN Software in the last 4 years. He is currently putting his experience to good use in a variety of customer projects.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Tilman Schlenker (Munich, Geramany) has been working as an Application Engineer and Product Specialist for the Alienbrain product line at Avid/NXN Software in the last 4 years. He is currently putting his experience to good use in a variety of customer projects.

    Lisa Edwards

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lisa Edwards (Munich, Germany) is an experienced technical writer/editor with a background in digital media production and business intelligence software. An employee of NXN Software, she has worked in the asset management industry for several years and is intimately familiar with the tools, technologies and processes used in a variety of vertical markets.

    Reviews

    "It's certainly a challenging read, but one that's worth spending some brain power on if you're keen to create a successful computer-based production company. Getting into such a competitive market means doing some research, and for aspiring imageers this is a great first step." - Advanced Photoshop