New video: Character, Actor, and Set Lists in Story Plus
When you’re working on a big production—say, a soap opera or other episodic show—you typically use the same core set of characters (played by the same actors) and locations. But often, these types of productions use a lot of different writers. Adobe Story Plus can help keep everyone on the same page with its support for character, actor, and set lists.
After you log into Adobe Story Plus and select your current project, click the Manage Lists icon. You can create new lists, or modify existing ones—and the lists you create can be assigned to all of the scripts in a given project. These lists both ensure consistency (so everyone spells the character names the same way) and make scheduling easier. For example, you can specify which sets are in a studio or on location, and then organize your shooting days accordingly.
Story Plus is available as part of every full Adobe Creative Cloud membership (which you can subscribe to for a limited time for just $29.99USD/month and get access to ALL of Adobe’s creative tools), or you can subscribe to Adobe Story Plus (for $180USD/year or $24.99USD/month). If you’re using Story Free (which has all of the core tools you need to write scripts and screenplays), you can create three schedules—which should be enough to whet your appetite.
And remember, you can always sign into Adobe Story (or create a new free account if you don’t already have one) by navigating to story.adobe.com.