Archive for April, 2010

Not just another Story

The help for Adobe Story (Beta) is now live!

For those who find it hard to figure why the world needs another screenplay writing software, here’s the answer. Adobe Story’s script to screen workflow ensures smooth transfer of metadata from your scripts to your movie clips to your DVDs. The metadata helps you reduce production time, increase efficiency, create engaging experiences, and cut costs. How wonderful is that!

For an in-depth understanding of how Story works, check out the following videos:

Accelerated Editing with Enhanced Speech Analysis in Premiere Pro CS5.

From Script to On Set Production with Adobe Story

For the next few months, you can use Adobe Story for free! I encourage every wordsmith to give it a shot. The best things in life sometimes do come for free.

A version 1.0 product is never easy, but it is remarkable what a small dedicated team can pull off when they put their heart, body, and soul into it. It is not every day that a writer gets to witness the birth of a product, pangs and all, and I consider myself very fortunate in this regard.

What a learning experience it has been! Starting with learning how to create a screenplay, to understanding the nuts and bolts of the software, to giving allowance to the software’s initial idiosyncracies, it has been one wonderful trip!

Hop on to the bandwagon people! You are not going to regret this ride.

The CS5 release fever – Pre order CS5

We cannot wait to tell you more about the release. For all of you waiting to be a part of the action, there’s plenty to munch on at Kevin’s blog.

To pre-order CS5, use the following links

NORTH AMERICA

Creative Suite
Pre-Order/ Buy Creative Suite 5

Master Collection
Pre-Order/ Buy Master Collection CS5

Design Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Design Premium CS5

Production Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Production Premium CS5

Web Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Web Premium CS5

JAPAN
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

EMEA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

CENTRAL EUROPE
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

UK
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

ITALY
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

RUSSIA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

PORTUGAL
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

SPAIN
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

CANADA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

I am back!

My abstinence was dictated by matters both personal and professional, and now that I am back, I hope to be more regular with my updates. I will also reply to all comments that were posted during my absence. I beg your patience.

A small update – Nandini Gupta is now taking care of all matters related to Captivate. Do visit her blog (http://blogs.adobe.com/nandinigupta)

I have worked on quite a few products for the CS5 release. Going forward, I’ll be providing you with all the information on the CS5 products I have worked on.

I am also writing the user manual for Adobe Story. Any feedback you have on the documentation would be much appreciated.

Feel free to ask anything. I might not have all the answers, but I might just be sitting next to the person who can solve your problem.