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Project Footage helps you manage projects online

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Most of us have such complicated, diverse lives that it’s hard to keep track of everything. Project Footage aims to help, with a cloud-based project management service that helps you manage your projects, collaborate with others, and stay on top of everything in your personal and professional life.

Project Footage, which launched today at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., is a one-person startup helmed and financed by Cary Gandrup, a longtime real estate and construction engineering entrepreneur from Santa Cruz, Calif.

“As the president of a general engineering firm, I know the necessity of real-time project sharing, updates, and collaboration,” Gandrup (pictured) said in a press release. “With Project Footage, people can share all the assets of a project, from photos and videos to every type of document and file format, with the capability of adding user comments and updates.”

Project Footage, as you might guess from the name, has a special emphasis on supporting video content. The web-based project management tool is built in HTML5 and has an HD video player that uses either HTML5 code or Adobe Flash, as needed, making it compatible with a wide range of mobile and desktop platforms. However, it’s not just for video: Customers can also use the tool with images and documents.

“The ability to use video in project collaboration has been huge because it helps to validate jobsite conditions,” Gandrup said in an email to VentureBeat, referring to his construction business. “We later learned that this platform was very useful for contractors to use as a portfolio builder as well.”

Projects can be password-protected so they remain private, or invite-only. However, for those who want to show their projects more publicly, they can also be embedded within an existing website.

Project Footage is one of 80 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2012 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After we make our selections, the chosen companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Screenshots and photo courtesy Project Footage.

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