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Run your team from a shared, customisable dashboard

Want your team to work from one customisable dashboard – no matter where they are or how they work? Find out how Lumi makes it easy to bring your team together, connecting them to the whole story and saving you time.

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Lumi is producer designed software that streamlines casting

Streamline casting with producer designed software

Streamline casting with producer-designed software, Lumi Casting. Create an engaging casting process that puts applicants at ease and gives producers far better insight into who the right cast members are and how they will work together.

 

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Meet the team – Neil Dewey

Neil Dewey wears many hats. He is a co-founder of Lumi, COO, and also Head of Design. Find out more about Neil, including why he teamed up with his sister to develop Lumi.

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Collaborative work management software - subscribe or build?

Collaborative work management software – subscribe to SaaS or build?

When you’re considering taking on technology to create efficiencies and stay competitive, you may be thinking about building your own collaborative work management software. We look at 3 reasons you should seriously consider leveraging the strength of SaaS and subscribe rather than build.

 

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Meet the team – Rachel Moses-Falecki

Rachel Moses-Falecki is a superstar Casting Producer. She’s also part of our front-of-house team, taking Lumi to the world.

Rachel works closely with new customers to understand current business challenges and how we can help.

Find out why Rachel joined Lumi, the best career advice she’s been given, and more.

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Breaking down the silos in TV production

Information silos are a risk to TV productions. To break down these silos, production teams need a tool that makes it easy to store important information, that can be updated and accessed reliably from anywhere on any device.

 

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Casting specialist contributors: From talent pool to pitch

Casting for specialist contributors, unlike reality TV shows, is completely targeted.
So, how do you find your cast and how can technology support you?

 

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Keep your stories on track

As a storyteller, Lumi won’t do your job for you…but it will enhance it.
Lumi can help you shape individual stories and give you a fantastic overview of episodes and how they sit within a series.
A clear view of the big picture, and the detail, can help you bring the overall creative vision to life.

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Meet the team – Nick Bulmer

As a member of the Development team, Nick Bulmer focuses on building the part of Lumi that you see and interact with directly.

Find out why Nick joined Lumi, the best career advice he’s been given, and what people are surprised to find out about him.

 

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Retaining information and IP across productions saves time and money

If you’ve ever worried about valuable ideas or information walking out the door every time an employee leaves, then it’s time to make a change.
Lumi can help ensure that information and IP is kept safe, and isn’t lost when the production team goes their separate ways.

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Rousing the fans

Having a roaring inferno of devoted fans is a producer’s dream. Indeed, having a reliable, strong cult following of fans that are ‘rusted on’ will always ensure your show has somewhere solid to land.
But what does it mean to be a “fan”? How does a fan base grow? And how does that impact our work as content makers?

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Welcome to the future of casting

Lumi’s application and registration module is cutting-edge tech that makes applying easy, and gives your team control over every step of the process. Producers will love how easy it is to view, sort, rate and communicate with applicants – and know that the information captured during casting is available through production and beyond.

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Customer Spotlight: Typecast Entertainment

Customer spotlight: Typecast Entertainment is a collaborative Film, Television and Events Production house with Lumi on board. We interviewed founders Tony Briggs and Damienne Pradier to find out what drives them, advocating for voices of the unheard and how technology supports the work they do.

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Casting for Reality TV

How do your contestants currently apply to be part of a show? Is the application process inviting? Is it a rich and seamless one? Does the process truly reflect your show’s brand and energy? Does the application process give contestants the chance to really shine?
If not, it’s time to consider Lumi Casting.

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You had me at…Centralisation

Storing your organisation’s IP in the heads of a couple of overworked people is a bit like keeping your savings under the bed. It’s easily lost…not growing with interest. And it’s not leveraged by other members the team. This is the IP of your organisation. It’s critical. It should be banked.  Easily accessed with one click.  Forever.  That’s centralisation.

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Recruiting a diverse team

Recruiting a diverse team and creating an inclusive culture is not only great for business – it is critical to winning business and staying relevant to audiences.

Guest author Mel Rodrigues from Gritty Talent shares her experience and the top three things to do to affect change in your organisation.

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Australian Survivor 2021

Shows like Survivor are hard to make.  Producers get no second chances and it’s not just the cast who need to be on their game.

Karen Dewey, CEO, explains why shows like Survivor are so challenging to make, and how they test the producing team’s imagination, character insights, and forward-thinking.

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Meet the team – Danielle Arena

As a member of the Customer Success team, Danielle Arena helps our users with all things Lumi to ensure everything from Casting to Post Production runs seamlessly and can be found in the one production hub.

 

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10 things not to do when auditioning for reality TV

One reality TV show can attract tens of thousands of applicants hoping to be ‘discovered’. We hit up some of the top casting producers for their all-time bugbears when it comes to locking in fresh talent for reality television.

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Tips to getting a balanced cast

The art of casting

Casting is a delicate art form. There are the seemingly obvious things to look out for like making sure a diverse, balanced range of people are cast in terms of ethnicity, gender, age etc. But what else do casting producers have on their checklist?

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It’s time to stop making do – and start doing more

Innovation in production can be slow but finding the sweet spot between fresh ideas and well-earned experience is where opportunity lies.

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How personal tech is driving expectations at work

The more intuitive technology solves our problems at home, the more we wonder where it is while we are at work.

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Before the whistle blows

The rise of sports docuseries is invigorating sports broadcasting, engaging audiences beyond sporting fixtures, attracting streamers, and activating fans.

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‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’?

The cost of leaders choosing complacency over movement or progression, is that you’re losing money, time, and the competition is speeding ahead of you.

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Content production, positivity, and Covid-19

COVID-19 had a significant impact on content production. We focus on the positives that have come from it: sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.

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7 ways Lumi empowers dynamic content production

Lumi empowers dynamic content production, enabling content teams to be their best together by centralising information, reducing noise, and bringing cohesion to teams. Minimise production hours, streamline workflow and reduce duplication.

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Sustainable Production

Creating a more sustainable future includes reducing our paper consumption. We look at where paper is used most in content production, the effect it has on the environment, and challenge producers to think before printing.

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Money can’t buy time but technology can

Content makers are looking for ways to keep up with the demand. Cuts through the ‘noise’ of typical content production with smart technology.

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