Are you looking for help with screenplay layouts and a way of collaborating in the creative process? The School Media Club has been trying out Celtx to see how it can be used in the classroom.
In our latest school filmmaking project we prepared a screenplay together using Celtx, an online film production project management tool. The basic story was dreamt up by the children and then I created a starter screenplay, breaking down the story into scenes. The children, with the help of the teaching assistants then got to work putting the detail on the characters, actions and shots.
Celtx is a cloud based tool which synchronises with a desktop application. It meant that I could see what the children had been working on while I was at home, and then add any notes or refinements to the script.
The service is free and here’s a short video I made showing how it works.