Version 3.0 of “ShotList”, our app for planning out your movie shoots scene by scene, arrives on the App Store today with a number of new features requested by our users- including easier navigation from strip to strip in your project, and a great new way to find all your scenes that match a particular criteria.
Fast Move Between Strips
You can now move directly between strips from the Details page by swiping up or down with one finger, this moves to the previous or next strip in your current shooting order.
You can now edit or view notes by tapping them, just like the other panels on the Details page. On the Notes page you can scroll forward and back with a swipe, or tap to activate hot links for phone numbers or web addresses.
To edit notes, tap the button at top right.
Returning To The Stripboard
When you return to the Stripboard page from the Details page, the strip you were editing will flash briefly in blue to help you locate it.
Show Notes In Oneline Schedule.
You can now output notes with the oneline schedule if you wish. Simply enable the slider for “Include notes”, and any notes that exist for a strip will be added to the schedule output. We also fixed a bug where the total number of pages wasn’t displayed correctly for each day.
Filtering Scenes By Character, Location Or Time Of Day.
This will select all strips that match a chosen set of conditions. You can select combinations of characters, location, time of day or setting (interior, exterior, I/E or greenscreen). All strips that match are selected- ready to move or duplicate, or simply to review.
This allows you, for instance, to easily find “All scenes that involve your lead actor at night”, “All scenes with your star and co-star together” or bring up “All daytime scenes at the BEACH or BEACHHOUSE locations”.
This is a great help when you have intially broken down the script and want to sort by location etc. to start planning your shoot and group similar scenes together. Once the shoot is underway it also provides a quick way for you to identify scenes that may need to be rescheduled when a problem occurs, such as losing a certain actor due to illness or injury.
To set the filter you enter “Edit” mode, and select one or more strips. Now tap the new “Filter” button that appears at the top left of the menu bar. This brings up a screen that lists all your cast members, locations, times of day and settings for your project. Set checkmarks to select items.
If you select more than one location, the filter will select scenes at ANY of the selected locations. The same goes for time of day, and setting. The filter works slightly differently for characters. If you set more than one character, the filter will only select scenes with ALL of the selected characters.
Let’s set up the filters for the examples I gave earlier…
To find “All scenes that involve your lead actor at night”, you would set the checkmark for your lead actor in the character list and “Night” in the times of day list, and would leave all other parameters unset.
To find “All scenes with your star and co-star together” you would set the checkmark for your lead actor and co-star in the character list, and would leave all other parameters unset.
TIP If you need to filter scenes with no characters, create a “no-one” character and add it to any scenes with no cast. You can then filter for that.To find “All daytime scenes at the BEACH or BEACHHOUSE locations” you would set the checkmarks for BEACH and BEACHHOUSE in the locations list, and DAY in the times of day list, and would leave all other parameters unset.
To see the result, tap the “Stripboard” button to return to the stripboard. Any strips that match the filter will be selected, and the menu bar will tell you how many strips that is. You can now move or duplicate the scenes , or can manually add or remove strips from the selection by tapping the strips.
This update also fixes two known crashes in the previous version, one when deleting a project, and the other when aborting the delete of a storyboard frame on iPad.
Data is also saved more often, to increase data security. (It occurs every time you return to the stripboard page or move between details pages. Let us know if this slows things down too much on a large project. )