What does the Screenwriting Module do?
Many professionals in the live theatre, movie and TV industries already use Mind Mapping and brainstorming techniques to generate and develop story ideas, characters, organize aspects of production and more – but what about something to help capture script ideas during those brainstorming and planning sessions? Without the ability to record these, ideas that have a lot of potential could miss being developed into something brilliant, or even worse, forgotten altogether.
NovaMind Platinum enables Scripts to be attached on any topic on the Mind Map to record all of your ideas – the character names, their dialogue, camera angles, scene settings and more! By simply clicking on the script button you can start typing your screenplay straight away while NovaMind formats your text according to the industry standards.
Screenwriters know that the formatting can mean the difference between acceptance or rejection. NovaMind makes this easy for you by handling the formatting while you, the writer, concentrate on the important stuff – the content!
You can write your complete movie/play/TV script in NovaMind and see the screenwplay take shape both from a visual storyboarding perspective and the actual screenplay. If required, reordering of parts of the screenplay is easy by grafting or reordering the branches with the portions of script attached to them.
NovaMind can also export your scripts into industry standard formats like RTF and FCF to be shared or imported into Movie Magic, Final Draft, text edit, MS Word and many other programs.
How do I write a screenplay in NovaMind?
The Screenwriting Interface
The beauty of a screenwriting program is that it will format your script while you think of the important things – like your script content. NovaMind formats according to movie industry standards for font, margin settings, line spacing, mores, continueds, section standards and page numbering.
It’s intuitive interface will cycle through the script elements in logical sequence – action, character name, parenthetical, dialogue, transition, scene etc. By using your return and tab keys NovaMind will progress to the next logical element to follow what you have just typed.
Text completions save re-typing of character names, scene headings, int/ext. and time of day. All this is in addition to the standard features of NovaMind Platinum, for brainstorming, visual storyboarding, and planning.
It’s time for you to take your screenwriting to the next level!