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Time Management: A Tried & True Solution for New Challenges


Time Management: A Tried & True Solution for New Challenges "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau The world of PEG media is returning to the studio at long last. This is good news! Producers are happy to once again shoot their shows in the studio, instead of recording on Zoom from their home offices or living rooms. As we begin to progress toward normalcy, it seems as though podcasts, live streaming, and hybrid government meetings will remain as part of the landscape. With more technology and [...]

Time Management: A Tried & True Solution for New Challenges2021-06-29T13:26:18-04:00

Equipment Management with Isaac


Equipment Management with Isaac Your equipment is the backbone of your center, ensuring you and your members have successful and high quality productions. One key step to make sure your staff and members have a smooth experience borrowing and returning equipment is to keep your equipment up to date in Isaac. With Isaac, you can track the history of your equipment. Isaac allows you to see a log of every time a piece of equipment was reserved. It also lets you file damage reports so you can create a record of any difficulties with equipment. Having these reports on file [...]

Equipment Management with Isaac2021-03-02T18:26:20-05:00

Keeping Your Center’s Projects Organized


Keeping Your Center's Projects Organized One of the best ways you can help your centers' members is by keeping a record of their ongoing projects. Using Isaac, you can keep track of members’ shows, reservations, and everything they’re working on all at once. Project management is key to your center's success, and Isaac makes it easy for you. The first step to organizing your members’ projects in Isaac would be to determine the types of projects your members are working on. Is it an episodic show or a documentary? In Isaac's project dashboard, you can designate any kind of project [...]

Keeping Your Center’s Projects Organized2021-05-27T14:25:52-04:00

Valuing Your Center’s Volunteers


Valuing Your Center's Volunteers As a media center, your staff and your producers are integral to the success of your programming. What about your volunteers, though? They also have a large role to play, and keeping track of volunteers’ work on productions is key to creating a productive media center. Volunteers are a huge help when it comes to creating quality productions; just one producer alone is not enough to create a full show. Volunteers can help with every aspect, from lighting fixes to editing the final product. There’s a role for every volunteer out there; even if they’re [...]

Valuing Your Center’s Volunteers2020-12-02T11:13:07-05:00

Staying in Touch with Members


Staying in Touch with Members Your members are key to your success as a media center, and it’s important that they feel like a valued part of your team. With Isaac's automated membership emails and Isaac Reports, it is easy to stay connected with your members. Isaac gives you the option to automate membership renewal emails. These emails will go out at pre-scheduled times to remind your members that they need to renew. Your media center can also customize these emails to add specific reasons why your members should renew; you might mention an exciting upcoming event that they won’t [...]

Staying in Touch with Members2020-08-27T17:03:10-04:00

Hosting Virtual Classes? Isaac Can Help.


Hosting Virtual Classes? Isaac can help. As you venture back into the office, your media center might not be fully ready to return to in-person classes. One option is to offer virtual classes instead. First, you would want to identify which classes you can hold virtually. Use the “Class Reports” feature in Isaac to see what classes you’ve offered recently. You can then evaluate what will work as a virtual lesson. Classes that are mostly hands-on or involve multiple pieces of studio equipment might not be the best choice for a virtual lesson, like Studio Lighting for example. Classes about [...]

Hosting Virtual Classes? Isaac Can Help.2020-07-30T11:58:34-04:00