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Instant Adobe Story Starter

Book Description

Develop professional scripts, ready for production

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Create a variety of fantastic industry-standard scripts
  • Develop and implement highly professional storyboards
  • Learn how to work with Scene Elements
  • Discover how to create, categorize and manage multiple projects and reviewers

In Detail

Adobe Story makes it easy for anybody to create a well-rounded script, and gives you the power to develop an entire project from start to finish. Setting up predetermined styles in different word processors can be time- consuming and even a little confusing! With Adobe Story, all documents contain the default and proper formatting for any desired professional script format.

Have you ever wanted to put together your own screenplay? In this essential guide, script formatting is fully explained alongside some shortcuts and new ways to enhance your work with Adobe Story. You'll discover that the script-writing process is more accessible to even the newest, inexperienced writer.

"Instant Adobe Story Starter" will take you through a concise yet straight-forward journey, introducing you to elements used in all industry-standard scripts, as well as other features geared towards streamlining the pre-production process. You will also be able to harness the different types of script templates available to you, alongside the wide array of other features that Adobe Story provides to bolster your creativity.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Adobe Story Starter
    1. Instant Adobe Story Starter
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. www.packtpub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
    6. packtLib.packtpub.com
      1. Why Subscribe?
      2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. 1. Instant Adobe Story Starter
      1. So, what is Adobe Story?
      2. Installation
        1. Step 1 – Choosing your version
        2. Step 2 – Setting up your system
        3. Step 3 – Setting up Adobe Story
          1. Creating Adobe ID
          2. Opening Adobe Story
          3. Installing desktop application
        4. And that's it!!
      3. Quick Start – Creating your first Adobe Story project
        1. Step 1 – Getting started with the layout
        2. Step 2 – Setting your preferences
          1. Auto Save
          2. Notifications
          3. Back up/Restore (for Adobe Story Plus users only)
          4. Script Editor
          5. Schedule
        3. Step 3 – Getting started
          1. Home
          2. PROJECTS
          3. AUTHORING
            1. Navigating between views
        4. The PROJECTS view
          1. Customizing the columns
          2. Adding frequently-used links
        5. The AUTHORING view
          1. The Scene property panel
        6. Creating new projects
          1. Renaming projects
          2. Filling in the production information
          3. Deleting and restoring deleted documents
        7. Step 4 – Categories
          1. Create a new category
          2. Adding projects to categories
          3. Renaming a category
          4. Removing projects from categories
          5. Deleting a category
        8. Step 5 – Archiving a project
        9. Step 6 – Creating scripts and documents
          1. Scenes
            1. Scene Elements
            2. Script outline
          2. Navigating scenes
          3. Utilizing scene elements
          4. Navigating among scene elements
          5. Storyboards
            1. Adding storyboard images
      4. Top features you'll want to know about
        1. 1 – Track changes and production revisions (for Adobe Story Plus only)
          1. Track changes
          2. Production revisions
            1. Creating a revision style
            2. Deleting or modifying existing revisions
            3. Display options for revisions
            4. Locking or unlocking scene numbers
            5. Omitting or unomitting scenes
            6. Printing production revisions
            7. Identifying the total number of revised pages
        2. 2 – Tagging
          1. Tagging panel
          2. Tagging automatically
          3. Tagging manually
          4. Finding words or phrases by their specific tag
          5. Viewing tags associated with a word or phrase
          6. Removing tags
        3. 3 – Application for iOS-based devices
          1. Logging in
          2. Viewing documents, scene outline, and scenes
          3. Reviewing scripts
          4. Viewing or deleting comments
        4. 4 – Integrating with Creative Suite
          1. What is metadata?
          2. Adding metadata
            1. Uses of metadata in the workflow
            2. Production
            3. Editing
            4. Post production
          3. Script-to-screen workflow
          4. Importing movie clips into Premiere Pro
          5. Creating video experiences for the audience
        5. 5 – Breakdown reports
          1. Creating breakdown reports
          2. Custom breakdown reports
        6. 6 – Production reports
          1. Creating a report from one or more scripts
          2. Creating a report from one or more scripts or a schedule
          3. Creating camera card reports
          4. Exporting reports to HTM
        7. 7 – Scheduling
          1. Day breaks
          2. Adding breaks to the schedule
          3. Start of Day Breaks and End of Day Breaks
          4. Adding scenes or scripts to a schedule
          5. Removing a script from a schedule
          6. Automatically calculating the shooting time
      5. People and Places You Should Get to Know
        1. Official Adobe sites
        2. Articles and Tutorials
        3. Twitter
        4. Blogs
        5. Sample script