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You can generate reports projects/documents in projects to distribute script breakdown information with cast and crew. For example, an Artiste crossplot report lists all the sets where an actor/artist is needed across one or all the selected scripts in a project.

Production reports from scripts

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Following are the reports you can generate for one or more scripts:

Artiste crossplot

Lists all the sets where an actor/artist is needed across one or all the selected scripts in a project. This report is generally used by production secretary and crew. In this report, NA signifies that a particular scene is not assigned a studio/location. A dash (-) next to an artist’s name in a scene signifies that the character is not present in that scene.

Cast address list

Cast address list shows the cast list along with their address. The production team uses this report.

Cast list

Cast list lists the characters in order of appearance and is generally used for credits.

Character crossplot

Character crossplot shows the presence of characters in scenes per script or a project. Script secretary or production secretary uses this report.

Colorist

Colorist shows the day and time details of the scenes in story order and is used by a colorist or a DOP.

Costume continuity

Costume continuity lists the scenes in which the character is present in script/project. It is used for costume and make-up for production planning and continuity.

Running order

Running order lists the scene details of the script/project in story order. Cast and crew use this report.

Sets and locations

Sets and locations lists the scenes based on whether it is a studio or a location shot. First ADs use this report for scheduling and resource management.

Timings

Timings generates a table which lists scenes in story order against which you can enter the shooting duration details for each scene. First ADs and script supervisors use this report to estimate the shooting time for a production.

Production reports from a schedule

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You can generate the following reports from the scheduler:

Calls

Call sheets contain schedule for actor/artist required for the production. It is generally used by script supervisors, production secretaries, artists, costume & make up departments.

Camera cards

Lists all the shots, in the shooting order for each cameraman has to shoot. If the shot number is disabled in the script, the shot shows up in the report without a number. You cannot reorder the shots within a scene.

Schedule dates crossplot

This report lists the number of scenes for each actor/artist on a shooting day. Production secretaries and crew use this report.

Shooting Schedule

Shooting schedule lists the scenes to be shot per day and used by the Director, First ADs, script supervisors and crew.

Shooting order script

Shooting order script is a compilation of scenes in the order that they were displayed in a schedule. Once you have created a schedule and sorted it, such as according to the set, characters, or time of the day, you can create a script in shooting order. While creating this script, you can specify if you want to include Location scenes only, Studio scenes only, or both in the script. You can then distribute the script in shooting order to the production staff and crew for reference.

In addition, you can generate the Studio Recording Order report using the Shooting Order Script report:

Studio recording order

Studio recording order lists the details of studio scenes in shooting order along with shot information and is generally used by the director, First ADs, script supervisors and crew.

Generate a report from one or more scripts

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You can generate a report from one or more scripts.

  1. In the Projects view or Author view, select (Reports)

  2. In the Reports dialog, do the following and click Generate:

    1. Select the type of the report.

    2. If you are generating the report from the Projects view, select the scripts to include in the report.

    3. To display the report, select View report on creation.

Generate a report from one or more scripts or a schedule

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You can generate a report from a script, schedule, or multiple scripts/schedules. When you are generating a report from the Projects view, you can include:

  • One or more scripts for a scripting report

  • One schedule for a scheduling report

  1. Do one of the following:

    1. In a schedule, select (Reports).

    2. In a script, select .

    3. In the Projects view, select .

  2. In the Reports dialog, do the following and click Generate:

    1. Select the type of the report.

    2. If you are generating the report from the Projects view, select the scripts/schedule to be included in the report.

    3. If you are generating a report from a schedule, select Location / Studio. Select Location only to include the strips that have locations specified for them. Select Studio only to include the strips that are shot in the studio. Select Location & Studio to include all the strips in the schedule, including scenes for which studio or location is not specified. (These options are available for Calls, Schedule Dates Crossplot, and Shooting Schedule reports.)

    4. To display the report, select View report on creation.

Copy paste from a report

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You can copy and paste content from a report to another report or to an MS Word® document. Once pasted, the formatting and layout of the content is maintained. You can edit the contents of the combined document.

Camera cards reports

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Story can generate Camera Cards report for all the cameras. While generating this report, specify if you want to generate the report for all the cameras or for a particular camera.

Create camera card report

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  1. Do one of the following:

    1. In the projects view, click (Reports).

    2. In the schedule view, click (Reports).

  2. In the Reports dialog, do the following and click Generate:

    1. Specify If you want to create report for all the cameras or specify a particular camera number for which to create the report.

    2. If you want to include videotape element occurrences in the report, select Include VTs.

    3. If you are generating report from the project view, select Select All Documents or one of the schedules. Report cannot be created from more than one schedule.

    4. If you want to generate camera cards only for a specific day in the schedule, set the Day Number or Date options in the Select Day area.

    5. If you want to create camera cards only for location scenes or studio scenes, select the appropriate option in the Select Location/Studio area.

Note:

You can create Camera Cards report with vision beats/bars as a separate column. See this topic.

Generate the Camera Cards report from a script/Shooting Order script

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In addition to schedules, camera cards can now be generated from the shooting order script and from the source scripts. The shot numbering schemes for the reports are as follows:

  • Camera Cards [Script]: The camera shot numbers are the same as the camera shot numbers in the source script.
  • Camera Cards [Schedule]: Numbering is sequential and is based on the order of scenes in the schedule. Proper numbering is applied to sub-shots and shots with no camera shot number.
  • Camera Cards [Shooting Order Script]: The camera shot numbers are the same as the camera shot numbers in the shooting order script.

Column resize in the report

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Now you can resize the columns in a report using drag-and-drop.

While you are dragging the column boundary, Story displays the readjusted width of the column in inches. For reports that extend beyond one page, adjusting the column width in one page changes the column width on all the pages.

Resize columns

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  • Hover the mouse over a column boundary. When the cursor changes in shape, right-click and drag the boundary to readjust the column width.

Refresh reports

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You can refresh your reports to include the changes made to the source documents of a report. When you refresh a report, the pre-refresh contents of the reports are saved as a version in the history.

Refresh a report

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After you edit one or more source documents of a report, complete the following steps to update the report.

  • In the report view, click the Refresh icon.

Export reports to HTM

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Now you can export the reports to an MS® Word compatible .htm format. Due to template-related changes, you can use this option only for reports generated after this feature is made available.

Export a report to HTM

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  1. In a report, select File > Export As > HTM - MS® Word Compatible (.htm) and save the report to your computer.

  2. Right click the file and choose to open the file with MS® Word. For best results, view the report file in the Print Layout mode.

    You can manipulate the report just like any other word document. The column resize option works for individual pages only and not for the whole report.

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