Use this topic to create shooting script for films and videos

Assign shot numbers

Adobe Story automatically adds shot numbers to Shot elements in a script. Shot numbers cannot be edited.

View shot numbers

  1. Select View> Numbering > Shot.

Scene duration

Insert shot information in the middle of a scene

You can add camera shot information in the middle of a scene. Such information helps studio personnel identify and prepare for changes to camera, camera position, or effect at the specified point in the scene.

Note:

Adobe Story uses a different template for scripts that contain camera/audio/source information in the middle of a scene. Ensure that you take a backup of your original file before you allow Adobe Story to reformat your document.

  1. Place the cursor at the location where you want to insert the camera information.

  2. Select Insert > Camera Shot. If you are using this option for the first time, accept the prompt asking you to take a backup of the original file before proceeding.

  3. In the Camera dialog, select one of the following options according to your requirements.

    Solid Shot Line

    In the script, a cut mark (cut line) appears at the cursor location and extends as a shot line toward the page margin. Shot Information is displayed at the end of the shot line. If you do not want Adobe Story to assign a shot number, deselect Shot Number. Enter information for visual effects (Vision FX), camera number (Camera), camera position/location (Position), and description of the shot in the respective options.

    Dashed Shot Line

    Similar to solid shot line except that the style of the line is in the form of continuous dash strokes. It can be used at locations in your script where you want to include onscreen graphics.

    Shot Development

    Use this option when you want to change the camera and shot information in the middle of a dialogue. The options for effects and camera position are disabled when you choose this option. For example, you want the camera to zoom out of the object when the dialogue is being spoken. Enter the camera number and a description of the shot in the respective options.

    Camera Reposition

    Use this option when you want to change the camera position in the middle of a shot. Enter the camera number and description after you select the option.

Edit Camera Shot information

  1. Double-click the camera shot information in the script.

  2. In the dialog that appears, edit the information.

Add videotape (VT) element with shot number and duration details

  1. Place your cursor at the position where you want to add the videotape element.

  2. Select Insert > Video Tape.

  3. In the Video Tape Instructions dialog, select Shot Line.

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    Insert Video Tape

  4. The Shot Number is added by default. If you do not want to add shot number, deselect the option. For example, deselect this option for shots within shots where there is no change in the source from the current shot.

  5. When you select Duration Details, the following options appear in the script. Enter relevant information for the respective options.

    In_Out

    In

    Information (dialogue) that introduces the VT shot.

     

    Out

    Information (dialogue) that indicates the end of the VT shot.

    Duration

    The duration of the VT shot. There is no specified format. You can enter duration in the format that you desire.

Add Standby VT information

Use this option to provide information on videotape in the standby mode.

  1. Place your cursor at the position where you want to add the videotape element.

  2. Select Insert > Video Tape.

  3. In the Video Tape Instructions dialog, select Stand By VT.

You can choose to accept the default options, or add information in the Ident option. In Ident, add videotapes you want to use in the standby mode. For multiple videotapes, use the separators;, +, or &. For example, to indicate videotapes 1 and 4, enter 1+4, 1;4, or 1&4.

Add Run VT information

Use this option to provide information on videotape that must be played.

  1. Place your cursor at the position where you want to add the videotape element.

  2. Select Insert > Video Tape.

  3. In the videotape Instructions dialog, select Run VT.

You can choose to accept the default options, or add information in the Ident option. In Ident, add videotapes that must be played. For multiple videotapes, use the separators;, +, or &. For example, to indicate videotapes 1 and 4, enter 1+4, 1;4, or 1&4.

Edit videotape (VT) information

  1. Double-click the VT information in the script.

  2. In the dialog that appears, edit the information.

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