Scenes

scene_list_ipad-300The Scenes in StoryFlow are the same as the scenes in your screenplay. StoryFlow automatically numbers Scenes. You can re-order (and therefore renumber) the Scenes to match those in your screenplay.

Tap on a Scene in the scene list to go to the list of Shots for that Scene.

Tap on the information (circled i) button to go to the settings for that Scene.

To create a new Scene, tap on the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Tap on the Edit button to delete or re-order scenes.

scene_list_iconsIf the padlock icon appears in the Scene list, it means the Shots are locked for that Scene.

(The + and Edit buttons will be greyed-out if you have locked the scenes in the Production settings.)

Scene settings
Scene_details_600pxScenes have the following options:

Setting: INT, EXT or INT/EXT. These are the standard settings used in screenplays.

Description: This provides basic information about where the scene takes place. StoryFlow will automatically capitalise the text.

Time of day: Some people say you should only use DAY or NIGHT, but we’ve provided nine options – DAY, MORNING, AFTERNOON, EVENING, NIGHT, CONTINUOUS, MOMENTS LATER, LATER and NEXT DAY. These are commonly used defaults in screenwriting software such as Final Draft and Adobe Story. (The original StoryFlow had six options, but these nine better match the industry standards.)

Highlight colour: You have a choice of 16 tints which colour the entry in the Scene list. Use these how you will.

Lock shots: When shots are locked, you can no longer re-order them in Script Mode, which is useful if you want to make sure the shot numbers don’t change. (You can still re-order them when viewing in Shoot Day Mode as this doesn’t affect the shot numbers.) When locked, you also can’t add or delete shots for this Scene (other Scenes aren’t affected).

Final Draft import

When you import a Final Draft (.fdx) script file, StoryFlow attempts to match any background colours you’ve used for the index cards in Final Draft.

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script_page_details-300For example, above you can see an index card view of a script in Final Draft (left), where colours have been selected for each card. Next to it is the scene list in StoryFlow after the Final Draft script has been imported.

These colours can be changed at any time using the normal scene settings detailed above.

StoryFlow also extracts information about the script page on which each scene starts and the lengths of each scene (in pages and eighths of a page). This is obviously only done once, during import, so if the script changes after you’ve imported it into StoryFlow this information will obviously become out of date!

 

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