Handling of manual procedure

If you do not want to (or cannot) import a complete script, there is also the possibility to create a project manually. In special cases, this method may be even simpler and/or lead faster to the goal.

The following is a step-by-step explanation of how to proceed.

Step 1: Create project

Screenshot of main window, create project

Click the left button in the toolbar (New Project).
If a project is open, you have to close it first.

Screenshot main window, create project

In the following dialog, enter the name of the project (the movie), select "Create manually" and then click on "Create".
If a project with this name already exists, a dialog box appears, in which you can (or have to) specify a different name.

Screenshot of main window, create project

Now fill in further information about the project, if desired. Although this is not absolutely necessary, it helps you to keep track of everything and to have informations always at hand.

You can already add contact information here, if you want to do so.

Then click on the third button in the toolbar to save basic information of the project. You can also do this at any time in the progress of further work, to prevent your work is lost accidentally — or because your computer suddenly refuses to cooperate or a power failure occurs.

Step 2: Create roles

Screenshot of main window, creating roles

Next, it is recommended to create the roles. Of course, here you only have to create those roles that are important for your work.

Select the tab „Role“ above the project tree and than click on the button with the face in the toolbar.

Screenshot of main window, creating roles

Enter at least the role name (will be automatically changed to uppercase) and the role number and select the gender. If required, you can also provide additional information in the remarks field.

Repeat these steps until all required roles have been created. Of course, you can also create additional roles (for example, those that are in close connection).

Screenshot of main window, creating roles

Before you can create the next role, you must first select the project by clicking on the first entry in the role overview. As a result all the information you have entered for the role is also transferred.

The button for creating a role becomes active and you can now click it to define the next role.

Screenshot of main window, creating roles

This way you have captured all roles you have to work with within a few minutes. In the sample picture the project was saved finally.

You can recognize this by the fact that

  • no asterisk appears in the title bar before the project name and
  • the „Save“ button is greyed out.

Step 3: Create scenes

Screenshot of main window, creating scenes

To create scenes, first select the scene overview by clicking the tab „Scenes“ in the left part of the window.

Then click the button with the scene flap. Alternatively you can also use the menu item „New scene…“ from the „Edit“ menu or use the corresponding key combination (Shift-F3).

Screenshot of main window, creating scenes

The further procedure corresponds to the one you have already followed while creating the roles: make the necessary specifications — in case of a scene, the following are the Location, Ambience and Time of day.

Here you can also enter the shooting day number and (if already known) enter the date of shooting. Instead of the synopsis, you should describe the scene briefly. Pay attention to the capitalization of the roles (see next picture)!

Screenshot of main window, creating scenes

By capitalizing the role, the program can recognize it automatically and assign it to the scene when you click the blue button with the gears (Roles mark/assign).

This will mark all recognized roles in the text (bold red) and assign them to the scene. You can recognize this by the small plus sign in front of the scene entry (see next picture).

Screenshot of main window, creating scenes

In addition, you can see another tab at the top of the right part, which is marked with „KONRAD“ in italics. Thus you have the context between scenes and roles at all times. This applies to the scenes - as well as to the as for the role view.

Repeat these steps until all the scenes you need to act on are complete described. The following section explains how to obtain additional information (contacts, pictures) to the roles and/or scenes and how to work on the project (e.g. changes to the script or deadlines).

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