Accelerate Your Communication On Set With Text Messaging — Now Available in SetKeeper!

3 min readOct 12, 2021


By Nik Bars and Emily Winters

Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash

Text messaging has become an essential part of modern communication. From group chats and emojis, to quick confirmations or heartfelt blocks of texts… In the world of film production, it’s particularly useful as a silent, efficient, and quick way to communicate even when cameras are rolling.

With that in mind, SetKeeper has adapted all its email distribution features into a new service: text messaging! You can use all the same lists, groups, and contacts you’ve created for your emails and transform them into text messages instead. And, if you’re sending files, they can be sent as links in these texts with additional security measures applied (password protection, watermarking, expiration dates, etc.) so that recipients can still access these materials on-the-go.

“But email has been fine so far. Why would I need to send a text instead?”

We’re glad you asked! Here are some reasons why and when a text might be better than an email:

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Think about receiving an email versus receiving a text message. Some people might turn off push notifications for their emails, but virtually everyone will see a text message the moment it comes through.

Rather than opening your inbox and sifting through all of your unread messages, a text message appears immediately on your phone and is seen without the need to open any other application.

Plus, phones are often the last thing someone looks at before they go to sleep and the first thing they check when they wake up — texts are perfect for late night, last-minute emergency communications.


In the event of an emergency such as inclement weather, security issues, or an accident, you want to make sure that your entire crew is immediately aware of the situation and be able to quickly update them as the situation unfolds.

Under such circumstances, you can’t wait for people to check their emails and speed will save the day. For any important message you need to best ensure will be read as soon as humanly possible, texting is the way to go.

In-app screengrab from SetKeeper’s Text Message Distribution feature


Texts are perfect, too, in situations where you simply need to send a quick note, reminder or follow up.

From SetKeeper you could send a quick text to your PA who is on a run to ask them to pick up more of that special snack your star needs for craft services. You could also send a quick reminder to someone who hasn’t turned in their paperwork or filled out their health questionnaire before coming to set.

We’ve all had to wait for someone to finish a process (or have been the forgetful one!) and a quick text was all it took to get the job done.


As always, SetKeeper is here to help your production run smoothly, efficiently, and painlessly! If text messaging sounds like a good fit for your production, please contact to get started.




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