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Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 06:19 AM
http://www.finaldraft.com/products/ipad/notify-me.php

I guess if they get enough interest, they’ll release it.
And then I’ll have to buy a damn ipad.

Ben
05-04-2010, 06:21 AM
Why would you want to write a script on an iPad?

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 06:24 AM
Why would you want to write a script on an iPad?

Cause all the cool kids are doing it.
And by cool kids, I mean characters in Star Trek TNG.

http://img.skitch.com/20100210-gbdhgmyhfux643nm2y2hwe5bj.jpg

I'm walking along, and I see this beautiful girl, and I think I'd like to see her naked, and so all her clothes fall off.

cPol
05-04-2010, 06:29 AM
*shrug* Signed up.

Ryudo
05-04-2010, 07:47 AM
Why would you want to write a script on an iPad?

Because your name is Brian Michael Bendis.

Donal DeLay
05-04-2010, 10:41 AM
Why would you want to write a script on an iPad?

To continue working on one while out-and-about without having to carry around a bulky laptop.

Rosemary's Baby
05-04-2010, 10:46 AM
To continue working on one while out-and-about without having to carry around a bulky laptop.

There's always pen and paper.

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 10:47 AM
There's always pen and paper.

I type faster than I write and when I'm in the zone, the brain works at super speed.

Caley Tibbittz
05-04-2010, 10:48 AM
There's always pen and paper.

And leaves make great bath tissue.

Rosemary's Baby
05-04-2010, 10:48 AM
I type faster than I write and when I'm in the zone, the brain works at super speed.

Same here, but I just love seeing ideas/writing in a notebook.

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 10:52 AM
Same here, but I just love seeing ideas/writing in a notebook.

Nude?
Cause that's the best way to write. For me, anyway.

Kody
05-04-2010, 10:56 AM
I've written entire scenes in SWEETS using the 'Screenplay' app for my iPhone. Sometimes I find myself with a bit of free time to write, so I take advantage of the technology.

afroloq
05-04-2010, 10:58 AM
Cause all the cool kids are doing it.
And by cool kids, I mean characters in Star Trek TNG.

http://img.skitch.com/20100210-gbdhgmyhfux643nm2y2hwe5bj.jpg

I'm walking along, and I see this beautiful girl, and I think I'd like to see her naked, and so all her clothes fall off.



^^^^ For this I always hated Star Trek...going back and forth thru temporal rifts and leaving cool gadgets for Steve Jobs to 'invent'. I want my iPhaser NOW!!!!

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 10:59 AM
^^^^ For this I always hated Star Trek...going back and forth thru temporal rifts and leaving cool gadgets for Steve Jobs to 'invent'. I want my iPhaser NOW!!!!

give it time...give it time

Jef UK
05-04-2010, 12:30 PM
I'm thinking the Ipad might be the thing for me, but I'm going to wait until version 2 or whatevs.

RegularJoe
05-04-2010, 12:36 PM
I'm thinking the Ipad might be the thing for me, but I'm going to wait until version 2 or whatevs.

that's kind of where i'm at, too.

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 12:37 PM
that's kind of where i'm at, too.

A co-worker brought the 3G model in today and I was playing around with it -- then I tried typing on it and was surprised to see how good it was.

then I looked over at my laptop (which I love) and then at the iPad...maybe next year when they work out the kinks. And hopefully Final Draft is available.

GelfXIII
05-04-2010, 12:42 PM
^^^^ For this I always hated Star Trek...going back and forth thru temporal rifts and leaving cool gadgets for Steve Jobs to 'invent'. I want my iPhaser NOW!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/gelf13/060646_1149748918025.gif

dankiely
05-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Cause all the cool kids are doing it.
And by cool kids, I mean characters in Star Trek TNG.



you just won me on this.

bachman
05-04-2010, 03:39 PM
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=191155

Cth
05-12-2010, 05:19 AM
http://www.handheldhollywood.com/latest-news/notes-from-the-final-draft-for-ipad-focus-group.html

Notes from the Final Draft for iPad Focus Group

When Final Draft announced that they were coming to the Apple iPad, there was an explosion of buzz, rumor, and speculation. Along with the initial report came an invitation from Final Draft to anyone wishing to help beta test the app. Naturally, I dropped everything and signed up.

Just days later, I received an invitation to participate in a Final Draft for iPad focus group. Needless to say, I was eager to get involved. That focus group was held at 10am this morning in Sherman Oaks, CA. And, I'm happy to report that it generated a very productive and promising conversation.

They didn't ask us to sign any non-disclosure agreements, so I am free to talk about the session... but truth be told, they didn't reveal anything about their plans. Instead, they asked some very pointed, and well thought-out questions. That alone proved that they had already done their homework, and knew what most screenwriters would expect from the app. And since they already had that foundation in place, they could zero-in with greater detail during these focus groups.

http://www.handheldhollywood.com/storage/post-images/final_draft/finaldraft_ipad_mockup.png

The group was very sharp, and there were plenty of great ideas bandied about. Almost everyone agreed that there needed to be seamless integration between the iPad and desktop versions of Final Draft. There were also several requests for cloud based file storage and the ability to sync wirelessly. Another overwhelmingly popular request was "page view" (being able to see the script as it would be printed), and not just "speed view" (an endless scroll of text). There was also a lot of time spent on the ability to read and annotate existing material.

All in all, I got the sense that the folks at Final Draft understand and agree that the iPad represents a whole new paradigm, with all new possibilities and requirements. They know it's not just an issue of taking the desktop version and mashing it onto the iPad. Therefore, I am very excited to see what they conjure.

Among the participants in today's session was Brian Gary, one of the hosts of the immensely popular MacBreak Studio. He's also a trainer at RippleTraining.com, and author of several terrific technical books. I've been a fan of his work for a while, and it was nice to meet him in person. If you work in any of the Final Cut Studio apps, you should check out his stuff.

One final note about the group. Aside from the Final Draft Product Manager who was leading the discussion, and the student who was helping her, there were no women at this session. Perhaps that was by design. Perhaps not. But it did bum me out for two reasons. First off, there's no shortage of brilliant women who could help shape our digital landscape. And secondly... um....I'm single. So... there you go.