Stripboard & one liner for mobile and print

Stripboard & one liner for mobile and print

A stripboard is automatically added to your Dramatify production as you create your shooting schedule. It both got a lot of nifty add-ons for use on mobile as well as a flexible one liner for printing.

Where do I find the stripboard?

Where do I find the stripboard?

The stripboard is located under the “Scenes” menu. Click on Stripboard in the orange toolbar.

The stripboard before scheduling

The stripboard before scheduling

Before you have started your scheduling, your stripboard is empty because you have not yet added any scenes to your scheduling. 

Strip board before scheduling

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Your stripboard during and after scheduling

Your stripboard during and after scheduling

When you have started your scheduling your script, the scenes start to appear in the order you have scheduled them. (Note that you do the scheduling under Planning > Scheduling.)

At the top of the stripboard underneath the Show/Hide bar,  you’ll see production stats with episodes, productions days, total pages, estimated running time and estimated production time.

Production day information

Dramatify have five different types of call sheets. The normal shooting call sheets, have a small film camera icon to the left, Shooting call sheet icon .

The other icons that may appear (if you use these types of call sheets) are:

  • Preparation call sheet A todo icon for any kind of prep days
  • Travel call sheet A suitcase icon for travel days
  • Holiday call sheet A candle icon for holidays
  • Call sheet for any other use An “other” icon for any other use you’d like

You have also the date and the unit base if you have connected that to the call sheet (not in the scheduling).

Any banners appear as you have added them in the scheduling.

Scene information

In each scene, the scene information is quite self-explanatory, but a few things are important to point out:

  • A scene number like the first scene in the image, 5:1, means the scene is split and this is scene 5, part 1. Below you see the second part of the scene, 5:2.
  • The PGS and DAY just before the set and synopsis, are the page length (PGS) of the scene, and DAY is the script day.
  • ST and PT to the right means Segment Time, i.e. the estimated finished time of each scene, and Production Time, i.e. the estimated production time of the scene.
  • The number in the dark grey box to the right is the production day number.
The toolbar information

In the grey toolbar beneath each scene you’ll find extra information about (from left to right):

  • Main and supporting characters and cast
  • Extras, atmosphere and stunts
  • Location
  • Scene parts (only for scenes that are split)

Click on an icon to see the information. Click again to close the information field.

 

The stripboard during scheduling

Strip board

Customise your stripboard

Customise your stripboard and create a one liner

A one liner stripboard can contain quite different information depending on who created it and who is going to receive it. That’s why we let you decide which information you want to include.

Click the “Show / Hide” accordion and you’ll see the various selections you can turn on and off.

Hide information

By default, the following information is turned on and shown (Highlighted in blue in the Show/Hide box):

  • Synopsis (or scene description)
  • The grey toolbar beneath the scene
  • Script day
  • Production day
  • Pages
  • ST, or segment time
  • PT, or production time

Just click the corresponding button in blue to hide the information.

Show information

You can also turn on certain information you might want to show:

  • To get cast and character information into your scene, click either on “Characters as ID numbers” or “Character names on strip”. With the former, you automatically get a character and cast list above the scene list which shows ID number and the corresponding character and cast member. With the latter, the character names and cast are printed on the strip.
  • Scene title above the scene list, useful if you want to print your scene list
  • Shooting locations shown in the strip
  • Scene parts with comments shown in the strip

 

Show and hide the information you like

Scene list show and hide

Show characters as ID numbers

Stripboard - Characters as ID

Show character names on strip

Scene list / Show character names on strip

Strips with the most bare-bone information

Stripboard - bare-bone

Strip with everything on; synopsis, time codes, characters as IDs, shooting location and scene parts

Stripboard-with everything

Shooting schedule controls

Shooting schedule controls

The next control accordion at the top is Shooting schedule controls. Here you can fine-tune your stripboard, and…

  • Show all production days, or only shooting days
  • Show all teams, or only one specific team
  • Show only certain producton (or shooting) days
  • Add a top note beneath the headline (turned on in the Show/Hide controls).

 

Shooting schedule controls

Print the stripboard on paper or as a pdf

Print the stripboard on paper or as a pdf

While Dramatify helps you lessen the environmental impact of your production and make all information as readable as possible regardless of the size of the screen, sometimes you want to print certain information or make a pdf.

Design your stripboard or one liner as you want it, then click on the Edit menu to the right in the orange toolbar and select Print.

Now, depending on your web browser there are a few different choices you can do.

In the print selection popup, you can select if you want the web brower header and footer and if you want your scene list in colour or black and white.

 

Stripboard print

Google Chrome

In Chrome, background colours are default as is  the Header and Footer. Deselecting “Print Headers and Footers” leaves you with clean page in colour. Deselecting “Background graphics” removes the stripboard colours and leaves you with a black and white stripboard.

By selecting your destination to the left in the upper part of the page, you can print to pdf or select a printer and print on paper.

NOTE! Chrome have a bug. If you use “Character names as IDs” and would like the the index of Characters & Cast on one page, and that the stripboard starts on the next, please use the Firefox browser instead.

 

Stripboard - Google Chrome print colour

Stripboard - Google Chrome black/white

 

Apple Safari

In Safari, background colours are default as is  the Header and Footer. Deselecting “Print headers and footers” leaves you with clean page in colour. Deselecting “Print backgrounds” removes the stripboard colours and leaves you with a black and white stripboard.

Click Print to print to paper. Click on PDF in the lower left corner to make a PDF.

NOTE! Safari have a bug. If you use “Character names as IDs” and would like the the index of Characters & Cast on one page, and that the stripboard starts on the next, please use the Firefox browser instead.

 

Stripboard - Print with Safari

 

Firefox

In Firefox, click “Details” as the small print dialogue box pops up.

In Firefox, background colours are turned off by default while you can customize the Header and Footer if you’d like.

To print a black and white scene list, do nothing. Tp print a scene list with coloured strips, click Appearance: Print Background Colors”.

Deselecting “Print headers and footers” leaves you with clean page in colour. Deselecting “Print backgrounds” removes the stripboard colours and leaves you with a black and white scene list.

At the bottom of the print dialogue popup, you can customize headers and footers. If you do not want them, set them to “blank”.

Click Print to print to paper. Click on PDF in the lower left corner to make a PDF.

 

 

Firefox print dialogue

Firefox expanded print

Top image by gareth white / Flickr (CC BY ND)

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