Create Camera Shots

Use this topic to learn how to create and edit camera shots


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Create and edit Camera shots

In TV scripts, camera information is displayed with the scene headings. This information includes all the camera numbers along with their positions, that have been used in that scene. For example, if two shots are inserted in a scene with camera number and positions as '1', '2' and 'A','B' respectively the information displays "1A,2B".

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.

  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.

Insert a camera shot

  1. Select Insert > Camera shot.

Edit a camera shot information

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

  2. Edit the information in the dialog that appears. You can also use Ctrl + z and Ctrl + y to undo and redo a Camera shot overlay.

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