MoviePlanner v1.0, planning your movie made easy.

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Sauja-Dupen, Mar 15, 2002.

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  1. Semaj Ovured Force Ghost

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    May 8, 2000
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    Any chance you may come up with a handheld PALM variant? I know you just spent a huge chunk of the year developing it, but this is such a grand program that the ability to carry your movie planner files onto the set with a palm pilot is a stunning idea!

    Think of how much of an aid THAT would be!
  2. NickLong Jedi Master

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    Sep 29, 2000
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    James, surely a Palm Piolet would be too small for planning an entire movie on?

    anyway,

    Nick "Shorty" Long
  3. Sauja-Dupen Jedi Knight

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    Aug 22, 1999
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    A handheld would be cool to bring on location

    Store the shots you are going to be working on, in case you get an idea in the field you could add it on the spot and re-sync later with the master.

    Update the the shots completed as you go.

    Maybe, but it would be for PocketPC 2002 not Palm. Written in VB it'll be far easier to port to the PocketPC platform!!!

    Sauja
  4. Zayn Jedi Knight

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    Aug 1, 1999
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    I actully have one of those key boards for my palm... I type notes, papers and live out of my palm... having this for plam would be sooo useful

    oh and let me remind everyone- every min you spend in preproduction saves you 10 mins on the set... it might not seem like a lot but think about it, when your in pre you have TONS of time compared to when you only have maybe a few days with your actors, ever min helps.
  5. Lar_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    UBER SPIFF!!!

    !!!

    I'm going to borrow a laptop for the sole purpose of having this on the set with me! Such a lifesaver!!!

    this is going to save us sooooo much time.

    which is good cuz our location is costing us $15 an hour... its an uber spiffy disco hall.

    now I just have to transfer all 10+ pages of script* to it.


    *thanks to admiral mawk for writing it!
  6. Macho Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    And I'm going to film in my garage which is right on the other side of this wall! You made a little mistake Zayn you said every min you spend in preproduction saves you 10 mins on the set If you are working on a film and aren't in post nor production you are in Pre so that means you are in pre 24/7 and the way you put it, if it was true there would be no pro ;) I think you ment every min you WORK on your film in Pre saves you 10 mins on set. Sorry if I seem to be nitpicking :p
  7. Lar_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    ooh! ooh! ooh! I found a bu-uug!

    when you delete a scene... the next scene you add does not take the number as the one you just deleted. if you have 2 scenes and delete the second one, then insert a new one, the new one is scene 3. Oh horror or horror! a BUG! its scary

  8. Sauja-Dupen Jedi Knight

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    Aug 22, 1999
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    Good catch!

    It is in fact a bug, but not a serious one.

    If you save your .moviebreakdown and reload it, the software will renumber the scenes correctly.

    I'll look into fixing it asap.

    Sauja
  9. Semaj Ovured Force Ghost

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  10. Sauja-Dupen Jedi Knight

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    Maybe I'll just write an XML schema and an import export function and let anyone write addons for whatever platform they want!!!

    Sauja
  11. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    When is the version that works on a Game Boy going to be released then Sauja? :p
  12. Semaj Ovured Force Ghost

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    May 8, 2000
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    Maybe you could create an export function that would allow for the files to be read in an already existing palm reader?

    Seriously, having the palm capability could also make a great marketing tool in order to sell this thing. I mean, when you consider that Movie Magic Scheduling is the next best thing and costs HUNDREDS, you may have a niche market to low budget/student filmmakers. And the Palm capability would only serve to expand that, maybe even into the professional marketplace.

    Oh, and BTW, Daft, if Gameboy came out with a PDA, they'd rule the marketplace.
  13. Sauja-Dupen Jedi Knight

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    Aug 22, 1999
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    Any export/import functionality would have to be built on an open standard like XML.

    I won't tie the functionality to a specific platform.

    But I can't imagine having the time to even look at it in the next 18 months

    Sauja


    PS: Hey DaftMaul, how about correcting the press release. (have = has and peice = piece)


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