Available for: Adobe Story Plus

Scheduling involves grouping scenes based on the day of their shooting and listing resources required for those scenes. The scenes that you choose can belong to the same script or different scripts.

When you select scenes or scripts in Adobe Story for scheduling, Adobe Story automatically creates a schedule using information in those scripts. You can later edit the schedule according to your requirements.

Once you have created a schedule, you can do the following and more:

  • Add breaks\banners to a schedule: You can add one or more day breaks\banners to a schedule. A day break marks the end of the day in a schedule. A day break also collates and displays the total number of pages in the scenes until that break. The number of pages gives you an idea of the volume of the script to be covered before or after the break. A banner is any break apart from an end of day break, such as a lunch break.

  • Color: You can create presets and highlight the scenes that have a particular value/combination of values for Studio/Location, INT/EXT, and Day/ Night. For example, in a schedule, you can create a preset and highlight all scenes to shoot in the studio in the daytime.

  • Sort schedule: You can sort a schedule based on values in one or more fields of a schedule, such as by Script (A-Z), Studio/Location (A-Z), and Scene (Ascending: 001, 002, etc.).

  • Split schedule: You can split a schedule into two schedules. You can select a scene where you want to split a schedule and split the schedule into two schedules. Or you can split a schedule based on studio/location.

  • Show/hide columns: You can selectively display columns in a schedule. Story does not allow you to hide all the columns in a schedule. At least one column remains visible.

  • Save a schedule to disk: You can save a schedule to disk. The saved schedule file takes a .stdoc extension. Also, you can import (open) a saved schedule file.

  • Export the Schedule as CSV: You can export visible or all columns in a schedule as a CSV (comma-separated values) file. Use a spreadsheet application that supports CSV, such as Microsoft Excel, to open the CSV file.

  • Save versions of a schedule: You can save one or more versions of a schedule on the server. You can open a saved version of a schedule in the history.

  • Create a script in shooting order: Script in shooting order is a compilation of scenes in the order that they were displayed in a schedule. Once you have created a schedule sorted it, such as according to the set, characters, or time of the day, you can create a script in shooting order. You can then distribute the script in shooting order to the production staff and crew for reference.

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