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Alli Unger
Posted: August 14th, 2017, 10:00am Report to Moderator
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Hi everyone!

Just wanted reach out to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Alli, and I'm the Director of Community Outreach at a software development startup called SoCreate.

We are in the process of building a new screenwriting platform that is fun and easy to use for screenwriters of all skill levels! We will be launching our private beta this winter, so I'm hoping to gain some great insight from writers here about their specific software needs and writing processes!

Looking forward to talking to and learning from you all!

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This uncompensated advert is posted with my permission. This is an opportunity to beta test screenwriting software and give input into its functionality.  Since formatting is a big issue and many writers do use screenwriting software in one form or another, I thought this would be an win-win.

- Don


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SoCreate is a new startup working on creating a cloud-based screenwriting platform that makes it fun & easy to turn an amazing idea into a TV or Movie Script. Join our Private Beta at http://www.socreate.it!  


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Welcome to SS. Hope you stick around for reading and writing.

I use FDX. All I need is the right margins. I have no other use for the other functions.  


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Welcome


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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Welcome,

I use FadeIn currently and have used FD and CeltX quite extensively.

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Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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Dustin
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Yet another product to help us poor screenwriters write. Are you here to share or just self-promote? All I need is free word processing software. That's all any screenwriter needs. Everything else just gets in the way.
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Alli Unger
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Thanks for the welcome and insights everyone!

Regarding your concerns, Dustin, worry not. You bring up a good point. I'm definitely not here to self-promote; I know that a lot of companies have abused forums for personal promotion, so understand your concern. My main goal is to just engage and learn as much as I can from screenwriters about their craft.


SoCreate -


SoCreate is a new startup working on creating a cloud-based screenwriting platform that makes it fun & easy to turn an amazing idea into a TV or Movie Script. Join our Private Beta at http://www.socreate.it!  

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Quoted from Alli Unger
Thanks for the welcome and insights everyone!

Regarding your concerns, Dustin, worry not. You bring up a good point. I'm definitely not here to self-promote; I know that a lot of companies have abused forums for personal promotion, so understand your concern. My main goal is to just engage and learn as much as I can from screenwriters about their craft.


If your product is ultimately helpful to some of us, and I wouldn't have known about it but for this site, self-promotion is fine.

  

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Thanks for your welcome and replies Bogey and Dreamscale!


SoCreate -


SoCreate is a new startup working on creating a cloud-based screenwriting platform that makes it fun & easy to turn an amazing idea into a TV or Movie Script. Join our Private Beta at http://www.socreate.it!  

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I see from your post that it's a cloud-based screenwriting platform. Is it downloadable to work off-line? If you don't like us, will you dump us like Amazon Studios?
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Hey JEStaats,

Yes, we are planning to have offline capabilities!


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SoCreate is a new startup working on creating a cloud-based screenwriting platform that makes it fun & easy to turn an amazing idea into a TV or Movie Script. Join our Private Beta at http://www.socreate.it!  

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Hi Alli,

Is there anything specific you would like to know?


I'm happy to help.


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Alright Dustin, good to have  to have you back.

Promotion is a necessary part of any business, including scriptwriting. It's a modern trend for software developers to update their software based on feedback from users..which is a good thing for everyone. I've got no problem with people earning money if they're providing a useful service.

I find outlining software pretty useful at times, and there's definitely room for improvements to the existing ones, especially in terms of structure outside of the traditional three act/heroes journey model.

There's absolutely nothing in any of them that you can't do on paper, but I find that sometimes different projects are easier to organise within a package, particularly when I hit an impasse...some of the different models have a way of forcing an answer through.

I think, for instance, there's also very much room for a model that helps create genre outlines, particularly software that allows you to mix the obligatory scenes from two genres:EG The overall genre/mood (eg horror...the film is intending to scare) and the story genre (eg coming of age tale...as seen in Let the Right One in). So it reminds you to add scares and also hit the necessary story beats for your chosen story genre.

The only one that does that, as far as I know, is Truby's Blockbuster software...which is insanely expensive when you've bought the genre models. It's $179 for the basic package, but to make it fully functional you need all the different genres which are $79 each...so it's about $1000 to be fully functional, which is pretty ridiculous.

There's some things that have to be done with skill and experience, but many stories could be plotted mathematically IF the software was robust and developed enough.

Most things in scriptwriting are kind of Point and Countet-rpoint.

Like the main character is scared of water (eg Jaws)...that's only relevant if he has to go to the Ocean, or an Ocean planet etc, or the complete opposite for irony...he ends up in a desert. Choose that flaw/personality aspect and you are automatically choosing a plot point and a setting. Choose the setting and ending, and you've automatically selected your theme.

The Art and skill come in disguising it all and selling it in the best way possible, but the bones of most "movies" are logically connected in a way that you COULD create in a well developed software.


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Well, the website doesn't even work...
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Alli Unger
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Hey BenLewis, what issues are you coming across on the site?


SoCreate -


SoCreate is a new startup working on creating a cloud-based screenwriting platform that makes it fun & easy to turn an amazing idea into a TV or Movie Script. Join our Private Beta at http://www.socreate.it!  

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ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

This URL is in the URL bar: https://www.socreate.it/de/en/site-framework/404-error?, again and again...
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