Frame.io Introduces Slack Integration for Seamless Virtual Collaboration
The ever-expanding world of remote collaboration between filmmakers just became even more connected.
On the heels of their Video Review update, Frame.io, the powerful cloud-based collaboration platform, introduced today a brand new integration with Slack, a chat platform for teams, that has quite literally taken the world by storm in the past few years.
In essence, Slack is the glue that holds many remote teams (and even teams in one physical location) together, and now all of the information and activity in Frame.io can be viewed directly within a Slack channel. This might not seem like that big of a deal, but it basically makes it even easier for teams to stay on top of what's happening with a project at any given time. You don't have to check in with Frame.io a couple of times a day to see what's been done. A quick glance at Slack will tell you what you need to know about this new virtual collaboration improvement.
Here's a quick video showing you how it works.
All in all, virtual collaboration probably isn't as exciting for some post-production professionals as it is for the people who manage remote teams of workers and want to keep track of progress. However, as someone who already lives in Slack day in and day out, I have to say that this integration excites me because it means I have one less virtual space to visit. The information I need is coming directly to me, rather than me having to go to where it lives.
The only big feature missing as far as I can tell is that it's basically a one-way street from Frame.io to Slack. Frame.io will send information to a channel, but you can't make comments on that channel and have them sent back to Frame.io. Hopefully, that's something that will be added in a future version of this integration.
Anyhow, if you're interested in joining up your Frame.io and Slack teams, simply go into the project settings in Frame.io and click the button to enable Slack notifications. A new window will open up and walk you through the rest of the process. It's quite simple.