Adobe Story - Scriptwriting and Scheduling software
Release date: 12/04/2012
The Story is Key
The last thing you want to do when you are writing your story is to worry about how it is formatted. You want to spend more time on the creative aspect of writing and less time on how it is presented on the page. With Adobe® Story, you have easy-to-use features such as SmartType, Outline View, and Character Bios that make the process easier and allow you to import your script previously written in Final Draft and Microsoft Word.
Easily Import and Export Scripts
If you’ve already written your screenplay in Final Draft, Microsoft Word, Movie Magic Screenwriter, or any other industry-standard software tools, you’re just a couple of clicks away from importing them directly into Adobe® Story. What’s more you can also export your script to several formats: PDF, XML, CSV, TXT, Microsoft Word, or Movie Magic Scheduling. This allows you to open your file in just about any popular software application and script production tool.
Powerful Tools and Features
Multiple columns – Adobe® Story allows you to break your script into multiple columns to include shot narrations, audio descriptions and character lists.
Storyboarding – add images to your script and create shot lists
Script Formats – from standard screenplays to AV scripts, you can create feature film scripts and audiovisual scripts for commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and more. The ability to add images allows you to create content-rich AV scripts to better convey your story.
SmartType – this auto-completion tool allows you to quickly add character names, dialogue, locations and transitions. Fewer keystrokes lets you focus on content and saves you valuable time.
Dictionary and Thesaurus – these built-in tools allow you to quickly look up words and offer alternative word selection.
Outline View – scene outlines are a valuable tool to visualize the flow of your story. With the outline view, you can easily navigate through your script and see the details of a particular scene. Want to move scenes around? Reorder them by simply dragging and dropping the scene titles.
Project View – Set up and manage your projects in one location. Here you can navigate scenes and other elements in the script as well as access contents of your projects, including links to relevant web pages.
Organization - Adobe® Story allows you to create free-form documents and store them within the same project as your script. These can be character bios, loglines, synopses, treatments, and more.
Project Access – With Adobe® Story, you can work on or offline so you never have to worry about not being connected to the internet when you want to work on your project or that brilliant scene pops in your head. With the intuitive Adobe Air® application, Adobe Story will automatically sync any changes made off line the next time you connect. You never have to worry about working on a copy of your project that is not up to date.
Collaboration – share your script with other writers in different locations and work together online or offline. You can track changes made by each author using color codes to denote who changed what. Adobe® Story keeps track of all notifications of changes in an easy to view dropdown list. Rolls can be assigned to each team member as well to control who can read, comment, and/or modify your script document.
Version Control – You can easily view and compare all versions and draft history of your script. As your documents are stored in the cloud and available to you on and offline, you never have to worry about work getting lost and can always refer to earlier drafts of your scripts. Adobe® Story also allows you to track and review changes, similar to the track changes feature in Microsoft Word, including changes to specific elements. Compare changes made to documents with previous versions side by side for easy viewing.
Mobile Access and Notifications – you can access your Adobe® Story projects on your iPhone to add comments should a great idea come to mind and you don’t have access to your computer. In addition, you can receive mobile notifications as your project is updated as well as emails any time your script is modified by other writers, comments added or requests to share your file.
Once your script goes into production, Adobe® Story seamlessly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium software as well as generates reports that make the production workflow process easier.
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 – import script metadata and quickly search for important video elements like scene locations and characters.
- Tag Reports – automatically tag keywords and phrases and find all occurrences of a tag without ever leaving your script. You can export Tag Reports with details of tags for each scene.
- Adobe OnLocation CS5 – export your scripts into this powerful software to generate shot lists. These can be sorted by any element such as character, location to ensure complete coverage for shooting.
- Breakdown reports – export custom and standard reports to save valuable pre-production planning These reports display script properties with rows displaying each scene and columns for each property category.
- Video content – add video assets to your production process for projects such as documentaries, corporate productions, training videos, and live events.