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Learn More About Your Celtx Education Studio

Your Education Studio comes with access to our full range of tools for single episode productions in Film, Multi-Column AV (MCAV), and Stageplay. You also get exploratory access to our Game and VR (GVR) projects! There are no project limits and you can create as many projects as you want of as many kinds as you want.

After watching the video above you may want to learn more about certain documents or actions in Celtx. Just click the topics below to find additional videos and resources:


Project Types and Getting Started

Our Film and TV and MCAV projects have the same modules from Script to Schedule. The main difference for each project type is the script. Stageplays also have many of the same modules, aside from Shot List, Schedule and Shoot Day Call Sheets. Our GVR projects are a different scenario and you would work mainly in the script. To learn more about starting a project and selecting the project type for you, visit our help centre article on this topic.

If you're looking for more general tips on getting started with creating a story and script, our blog has some great resources, like this one.

Script Writing

You can bring in a script you're already working on, or start fresh. If you've already started your script in another software, you can learn more about importing that script here. If you're starting your script in Celtx you can learn more in depth about the Film and TV Script Editor or the MCAV Script Editor in the linked articles. Don't forget you also have access to an exploratory version of our GVR Script Editor.

To discover more on writing a script of any type and how professional writers work, the Writing section of our blog has some great articles and videos you can explore!

With your Education Studio, groups can also work together on the same script in real time, using our Premium Co-writing.

Index Cards

Our Index Cards help center article provides a thorough overview of the functionality of Index Cards and using them to create a script.

You can also visit these great blog posts with resources on how writers use acts and beats to plan their story and using index cards to plan those beats.

Storyboards

New to storyboarding or want to learn more? The ultimate guide to storyboarding in the blog explains the concept of storyboarding and its importance.

Our Film and TV project incorporates a Storyboard and Shotblocker, while the MCAV projects have an integrated Storyboard.

Breakdown

Read a step-by-step guide to getting started with a script breakdown in the blog or get a throrough explanation of all our breakdown features in the help center.

If you're not sure what the elements are that you need to breakdown or why breakdown is so important, our learning series lesson on breakdown is a great place to start as well!

Catalog

The catalog is an essential part of your asset management. Many times schools have a shared set of resources for all student productions. In that case, students can import an existing catalog to cut down on some retyping of information. To read more about importing or the catalog in general, visit our Catalog article in the help center.

Budget

It can seem strange, in an education setting, to talk about budgets for films. After all, most student productions are low or even no-budget. However, we have a great blog post for that - with lessons from succesful microbudget films. You can also listen to a great podcast episode created by one of our clients on writing to budget.

If you're looking for a more in depth overview of the budget module, vist our help centre overview video or the video on applying fringes.

Shot List

In Understanding the Shot List, our blog walks you through what makes up a shot list and the important differences between types of shots and set ups. While that information pertains mainly to our Film and TV Shot List, you can also read an article about planning the shots for a Lockheed Martin video in our post on the MCAV editor.

In addition, our help center features a general how-to video on Film and TV shotlist.

Schedule

Scheduling and balancing all its considerations is one of the more intensive parts of pre-production. We introduce you to key considerations in our How to Schedule a Shoot blog article.

You can learn more about managing your strip board and generating each day's shots and scenes in our Stripboard help center article.

Call Sheets

Want to understand the core purpose of Call Sheets? Our blog will help you understand Why You Need Call Sheets You can also read about What Exactly Goes On a Call Sheet there as well!

To learn more about generating your own call sheets in Celtx, visit our help centre Call Sheet article.



Questions? Email support@celtx.com and we'll help you out!