Crafting a script in the Script Editor and Visual Builder

Scripting & Visualising your narrative can be the most time-intensive aspects to creating video projects. Shootsta now offers a streamlined way to create your script & then break up that script into scenes and apply visual direction & media to those each scene.

We call these the Script Editor and Visual Builder! And we think you'll love them. Not only will these guide you through scripting & visualising, they are the best way to accurately brief in your vision to your Editor or Animator.


NOTE: The Script Editor and Visual builder are currently only available for Themed Animations and for beta testing customers only.


Script Editor

The Script Editor is an open text field to start crafting your script. You can create your script directly in the editor or simply paste from another document. Your work is auto-saved on every keystroke, so there is no need to save as you go!

There is a handy Duration Timer & Word Counter on the top right for you to keep track of the duration of your video.



Visual Builder

Once you have determined your narrative in the Script Editor, click Next to move over to the the Visual Builder. This is where you can split your script into sections or scenes & apply specific visual direction or actual media clips directly to that scene.


Split your script into scenes

To split your script into scenes, use the Split Scene tool. Simply place the text cursor at the place you want to break the script. Click the 'plus' icon to create a new scene. Do this each time you want a visual change or new 'scene' in the video.


Give visual direction

Add a description in the right hand column of what the visuals on screen need to be.

Upload your own

Alternately, you can add clips directly from the right hand drawer.

For animation Themes, you can browse the available scenes associated to your selected Theme, or upload your own media.



Add Comments to any Scenes!

Any clips added to a scene can be commented on to give detailed briefing instructions to your Editor or Animator. Simply click on the speech bubble icon then add comments directly on the clip.


Remember, the more detail you can provide your Editor or Animator about your vision in the Visual Builder, the easier it will be to nail your storyboard the first time!



Got Questions? Contact Us or reach us via Live Chat. We'd love to help!