There are three types of roles that a Participant can have within OpenReel.
Please note: This screenshot is from the Director's perspective.
The Director will see themself in the upper box under the Participants tab, and any Collaborators will appear below. Subjects will appear in the main window on the left.
The Director is the person running the Session, similar to the technical director of a shoot. Think of this person as the 'admin' of the Session. The Director logs in to OpenReel, creates the Session, and manages participant invites. During the session, the Director is the one in charge, pushing all the buttons during a shoot.
Directors must join a Session from a computer, through an updated browser (Chrome, Edge, or Firefox). We recommend that Directors wear headphones for an improved auditory experience during a shoot, and follow the recommended computer optimization steps for a smooth operating experience.
Members of your company who also have OpenReel logins can be added as additional Directors. When added to a Project, they can access files and help control elements of the session while setting up and recording.
*Keep in mind that will count towards your collaborator seat*
Think of Collaborators as behind-the-scenes crew. They may be in a Session to assist the Director technically or artistically, to conduct an interview, or just to observe a Session.
Collaborators must join a Session from a computer, through an updated browser (Chrome, Edge, or Firefox).
The number of Collaborators that you can invite to a Session depends on your contract, but the system maxes out at 7.
People that need to watch in on a recording can be added to a Session as either a Collaborator or a Watcher. Collaborators will have Shared Control with the Director and can adjust all session parameters. However, they will not be able to manage session invites. Watchers will be able to observe the session and play/download clips, but they will have no other controls over the session itself and cannot access the session chat.
Please see the following article for information on how to Invite Collaborators to a Session (2.0)
Subjects are the people you are recording. They are the talent, the presenters, the speakers; whoever you're there to film. The number of Subjects that you can invite to a Session depends on how many behind-the-scenes participants you have, but the system maxes out at 8.
Subjects can join a Session either from a supported mobile device or from a computer, through an updated browser (Chrome, Edge, or Firefox). They will need to prep their device or prepare their computer before joining the Session.
Please see the following article for information on how to Invite Subjects to a Session (2.0)