StoryFlow-iPhone_home_screen-300Create flexible shotlists for your next film with StoryFlow – available now on iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Designed for directors and cinematographers working on independent and short films, StoryFlow lets you create lists of scenes and shots for an unlimited number of movies.

Features include:

  • Easily reorder shots.
  • Create ‘shoot days’ and add shots to each, so you know which shots you need to get on which day.
  • When you’ve added all the shots for a scene, you can lock them so they won’t be accidentally re-ordered. At that point, each shot has a fixed shot number. (Unlock at any time.)
  • Number shots alphabetically (1A, 1B, 1C, etc) or numerically (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) – useful with some types of recorder, such as the Atomos Ninja.
  • View shots by the order in which they appear in the script, or in the order you want to shoot them on the day.
  • Assign a camera letter (A-J or 1-9) for each shot, for multi-camera setups.
  • Create a new project by importing a Final Draft (.fdx) script via Dropbox or Airdrop. StoryFlow automatically creates the lists of scenes and shots straight from the script.
  • Export a Production (project) via email – for other people to import, or to use on another device. Exports include all data and images. Importing a Production file is done via Dropbox or Airdop.
  • Add a photo to each shot for simple storyboarding. You can shoot a picture on your device or choose one from your photo library.
  • Mark each shot as ‘done’ while you’re shooting, for a quick check of your progress through the day.
  • Set highlight colours for productions and scenes – for example, to indicate the status of each.
  • Export your shotlists (in either script or shoot order) to a spreadsheet file and send via email – to your crew or yourself.
  • User-definable shot types (CU, MS etc) and lenses. Build and use these lists across all productions. You can also export them (via email) for use on other devices running StoryFlow.

StoryFlow-120» Read the online documentation (you can also use the StoryFlow button in the menu above).

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6 thoughts on “StoryFlow

  1. Corie Geerders


    Cool app. I hope to give it a spin on a shoot soon.

    I’m just wondering how the automatic shot creation from .fdx flies works.
    I can’t find any way to create shots in final draft that will be recognized in StoryFlow.

    Adobe story has the ability to tag any point as a shot which then show up nicely in the left column, Though when i export this as an fdx from Adobe Story and import this into StoryFlow via DropBox i still get no shots in the scenes..

    Any assistance or advice would be much appreciated.


    1. Steve Mansfield-Devine Post author

      Hi Corie, In Final Draft there is a paragraph style called ‘Shot’. If you use that for your shot descriptions, they will be recognised by StoryFlow.

  2. ck

    this is an exciting and useful app. I am still finding my way around.
    I cannot see how to export a production or my shortlist either as an excel sheet to send by email?
    cld you let me know how?

    1. Steve Post author

      No problem. The full details are on this page: I’ve updated that page with some extra images to make it clearer what you need to do. But in brief:

      • From the home page, which lists your productions, tap on the ‘info’ icon (an ‘i’ in a circle) as you would to edit the details of the production (name etc).
      • Once on the editing screen, at the top of the screen you’ll see a icon that’s a square with an arrow point up. Tap on that.
      • You’re then given the option to export the production (as a StoryFlow file) or export the shotlist.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Todd

        Can’t export. Your directions I tried to follow but that’s only to import files from drop box. Please help

        1. Steve Post author

          To export a Production you need to be on the home page, which lists all your productions. You then tap on the ‘info’ button (a small ‘i’ inside a circle) alongside the Production you wish to export. This takes you to the settings for that production. Then locate the export button at the top of the page (a square with an arrow pointing upwards) and tap on that. This will present you with the export options. Exporting is carried out via email. There are full instructions under the Exporting a Production file heading on the Productions page.


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