Movie Magic Screenwriter is a very useful piece of software for writers. Aside from being a very popular screen writing software, it is also useful for multimedia projects, radio or stage plays, novels and television shows scripts. It has predetermined format settings for all of these, making the formatting of these projects much easier.
When choosing a writing software, a common goal is to save time and effort, allowing the writer to focus more on their creativity. A good screen writing software should offer useful tools to help map out the story, keep a database of character names and locations, and allow different views of the scenes. In addition to these features, Movie Magic Screenwriter further helps film makers by pulling from the script to create production cards, prop lists, and location lists. All of these can be printed.
Movie Magic Screenwriter will also allow you to assign storyboards created in Production Power to your script, analyze your script, compare two scripts, and view your script as index cards.
As a screen writing software, it allows you to correctly format your script by hitting tab to switch from action to dialog. Hitting enter twice will begin a new scene. The autoformat is also set up for script notes, transitions, shots and titles. All of these are preset with the standard settings, but you can alter or customize them.
When typing the scene heading, the screen writing software will bring up the options you need to choose from such as INT (interior) and EXT (exterior), the location and time of day. When you switch to dialog and begin to type the first letter of a character name, a list will pop up of previously used character names. Hitting enter will choose the highlighted name. The same process occurs with locations and time of day.
Being able to run smart check is beneficial as it will alert you to extra spaces and other mistakes in formatting. Smart check will also run automatically before you print or export your script. When making revisions, you can set the revision color so you can see the changes you have made throughout your script. You can also use strike out and make non-printing notes on your script.
You can save the script in many formats, including Microsoft Word, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Rich Text, HTML, and even for Final Draft, another popular screen writing software.
When it comes time to print or export your list, you have several options. You can print one page, specific multiple pages, dialog only, script notes, location lists, production break downs, the entire script, or you can export the script to a .pdf file for Adobe acrobat.
Using a screen writing software is well worth the money. The convenience of screen writing software is evident immediately, and Movie Magic Screenwriter is one of the better programs available.