Adobe Story


A teacher who is busy preparing his IB Art art students for their final exhibition stops for a few rushed minutes to sit down at his computer and type. For some reason he says all of this out loud:

I don't fall in love with software often, and when I do, its rarely at first sight. However, I have to admit that I'm just a little giddy about Adobe Story. Not only is it an intuitively constructed scriptwriting program, but it allows you to easily shift scenes and ideas around with a simple drag and drop! As you type, a dialogue box appears to ask what your next line will be - this is actually a lot less intrusive than it sounds - in script writing, you're constantly switching from lines of dialogue, character names, and scene names. And the constant formatting back and fourth can be a pain. You can also share your story with co-editors, commenters, or readers. You can even tag your script so that when, say, the costume department gets a hold of it, they can easily jump to the parts of the script that is relevant to them. This is really a gem if you're teaching an IB Film class.

I kinda want to scrap what we're doing in class tomorrow and jump into some writing.

The teacher slams down his laptop lid and runs off to check student work.


  1. Character Education said...
    It is really interesting story, I really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing such a nice post here.
    Anonymous said...
    Thanks for writing about Story.

    Anubhav Rohatgi
    Sr. Product Manager, Adobe
    dsgran said...
    Thanks for commenting here, Anubhav. I haven't updated the site yet, but the students are just starting to turn in their first AS scripts. The ease of use is fantastic, and I'm looking for ways to have the students use its sharing function effective. Love it!

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