Remote working offers creative studios an opportunity to expand their workforce, increase productivity, and potentially lower overhead costs. Faster home broadband speeds, and the availability of Cloud technology, have made remote working incredibly simple and cost-effective. Communication, project management, and media review tools provide a viable way to work with a team in a creative setting.

In this blog, we explain remote working and how you can get started. 


There are lots of reasons why a studio might decide to invest in remote working capabilities – or even make the switch completely. Negating office costs, hiring talent from anywhere in the world, and creating flexible working hours are some of the most common reasons for remote working. Studios are no longer limited by a single location and can build a team of talented artists covering multiple time zones for ’round the clock production.

Communication Tools

The most obvious downside to a completely remote studio setup is a lack of in-person communication. To facilitate successful remote working, it’s important that studios recreate communication channels to simulate the in-person meetings and work reviews to ensure productivity across the whole team. In fact, with the right setup, communication can even be improved. 

Many studios choose an instant messaging tool, such as Slack, to act as the team’s central hub for quick communications. A space where team members can ask questions, share files, and get updates fast. There are a number of video calling tools available to recreate face-to-face meetings. Whether it’s Google Meet, Zoom, or Skype, this is the closest experience to an office meeting and works very well for strategy and problem-solving. SyncSketch customer Agora.Studio, even has a daily running “room” channel that people can jump into to provide the social benefits of office environments. 

Review Tools

For creative studios, reviewing work is vital. If supervisors and artists can’t physically look at an artists’ workstation to assess work in-person, review platforms are a way to replicate the experience effectively. 

Using SyncSketch, artists, directors, and supervisors can all converge on one visual platform to review shots in real-time. Just like being in the same drawing-room with tracing paper, it’s possible to draw ideas directly onto shots, comment with text, and create side-by-side comparisons. The review software is designed for artists to better understand guidance from their supervisors and leads to final shots that are a cut above the rest. 

Cloud Storage 

Have a central storage solution for all of your studio’s files. Whether you use public cloud providers like Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure or AWS, or a private cloud solution, it’s important that your files are centralized, secure, and accessible by all members of the team that require access. Having files spread across multiple computers can lead to lost data and slow transfer times and will significantly slow your studio’s operations. Spreadsheets and other files can also be stored and updated and help you keep track of the studio’s activities. 

Find out more

If you’re interested in finding out more about SyncSketch and remote working, have a read of our blog here