Instant Adobe Story Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 74 pages
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1849694265
ISBN 13 : 9781849694261
Author(s) : Christopher Tilford
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Other, Cloud

Table of Contents

Instant Adobe Story Starter
  • Instant Adobe Story Starter
    • So, what is Adobe Story?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – Choosing your version
      • Step 2 – Setting up your system
      • Step 3 – Setting up Adobe Story
        • Creating Adobe ID
        • Opening Adobe Story
        • Installing desktop application
      • And that's it!!
    • Quick Start – Creating your first Adobe Story project
      • Step 1 – Getting started with the layout
      • Step 2 – Setting your preferences
        • Auto Save
        • Notifications
        • Back up/Restore (for Adobe Story Plus users only)
        • Script Editor
        • Schedule
      • Step 3 – Getting started
        • Home
        • PROJECTS
        • AUTHORING
      • The PROJECTS view
        • Customizing the columns
        • Adding frequently-used links
      • The AUTHORING view
        • The Scene property panel
      • Creating new projects
        • Renaming projects
        • Filling in the production information
        • Deleting and restoring deleted documents
      • Step 4 – Categories
        • Create a new category
        • Renaming a category
        • Removing projects from categories
        • Deleting a category
      • Step 5 – Archiving a project
      • Step 6 – Creating scripts and documents
        • Scenes
        • Navigating scenes
        • Utilizing scene elements
        • Navigating among scene elements
        • Storyboards
    • Top features you'll want to know about
      • 1 – Track changes and production revisions (for Adobe Story Plus only)
        • Track changes
        • Production revisions
      • 2 – Tagging
        • Tagging panel
        • Tagging automatically
        • Tagging manually
        • Finding words or phrases by their specific tag
        • Viewing tags associated with a word or phrase
        • Removing tags
      • 3 – Application for iOS-based devices
        • Logging in
        • Viewing documents, scene outline, and scenes
        • Reviewing scripts
        • Viewing or deleting comments
      • 4 – Integrating with Creative Suite
        • What is metadata?
        • Adding metadata
        • Script-to-screen workflow
        • Importing movie clips into Premiere Pro
        • Creating video experiences for the audience
      • 5 – Breakdown reports
        • Creating breakdown reports
        • Custom breakdown reports
      • 6 – Production reports
        • Creating a report from one or more scripts
        • Creating a report from one or more scripts or a schedule
        • Creating camera card reports
        • Exporting reports to HTM
      • 7 – Scheduling
        • Day breaks
        • Adding breaks to the schedule
        • Start of Day Breaks and End of Day Breaks
        • Adding scenes or scripts to a schedule
        • Removing a script from a schedule
        • Automatically calculating the shooting time
    • People and Places You Should Get to Know
      • Official Adobe sites
      • Articles and Tutorials
      • Twitter
      • Blogs
      • Sample script

Christopher Tilford

Christopher Tilford has a degree in English Literature, aside from writing and literature, Christopher has been a freelance graphic and web designer for over 6 years. He founded AzurePro Studios in 2006 as a way for him to bring life to his own creative ideas. Over the years he has met with numerous creative individuals and has developed an extensive network of talented connections. He has a background in advertising and brings his creative flair and enthusiasm to the table. An avid creative enthusiast, he is the author of Shattered Heaven: Sins of the Soul and its subsequent three sequel novels. He took up screenwriting in 2007 when he began to venture into animation. With plans of producing an animated movie based on one of his novels, he found Adobe Story in 2011. Through Adobe Story, he was able to organize a full screenplay for his movie and begin the production process thanks to the tools Story had to offer. Not just a writer, he has made it his joy to become proficient in all things Adobe. From writing to graphic design and animation, Christopher has set no limits to what he would like to accomplish.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Learn how to develop industry-standard scripts with excellent formatting
  • Customize your layout to suit your own preferences
  • Edit individual Scene properties for maximum efficiency
  • Track changes during your creative process, without losing access to your original content
  • Tag objects and characters in scripts for quick references
  • Create Breakdown Reports for an easy review of your script

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.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. If you're keen to get started writing your own scripts, then you should be able to pick up this essential guide and get creative right away! No prior experience is required, as this is open to all skill levels.

Who this book is for

If you've always wanted to write scripts for a variety of different creative mediums like film and television, but are unsure of what the industry is looking for when it comes to formatting requirements, then this book is for you.

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