Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Adobe Story, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In the last movie,…we looked at the industry standard…screenwriting tool Final Draft.…But that's pretty expensive for what it does…and after using it for a while,…I wanted more from my screenwriting software.…So I found a lot of other great solutions.…There's Fade In, which is a lot cheaper.…There's Celtx, which is free for screenwriting…and for a monthly fee has pre-production tools as well.…But a few years ago, I tried out Adobe Story…and I have never looked back.…From what I can tell,…it doesn't seem like Story is very popular…and Adobe actually themselves doesn't seem…to show it love very much,…it doesn't get updates very often or whatever,…but honestly it's one of my favorite apps.…
Like Celtx, it's free for screenwriting…and stores everything in the cloud.…Story has the same beautiful keyboard shortcuts…as Final Draft,…and is great for organizing projects…and versions of scripts.…It's a great collaboration tool,…you can send out scripts to team members…and they can either leave comments about your script…
. Make sure to watch the first installment to learn about the background of the project and to get an overview of the role of the producer. Watch the follow-up episodes to learn more about pre-production, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience you won't find anywhere else.
- Finding your story
- Building a character arc
- Identifying story beats
- Borrowing from archetypes
- Writing a fantasy film
- Using screenwriting software such as Final Draft and Adobe Story
- Polishing the script
- Understanding screenplay formatting
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actorswith Chad Perkins1h 49m Appropriate for all
1. Story Basics
2. Getting Ideas
3. Creating a Fantasy World
4. Writing the Story
5. Writing the Screenplay
6. Improving the Script
7. Rewriting the Script
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