Celtx, the world's first fully integrated solution for media
pre-production, announced the free public availability of version 1.0
of their software. The latest version delivers new and improved
functionality to media creators around the world combining all
pre-production activities and tools in one software suite - including
writing, story development, production breakdown, scheduling and
Celtx is an innovative, free, integrated pre-production tool used to
create, organize & publish film, video, audio, theater, comic books
and other media. It also contains an Internet friendly tool that
enables collaboration online for script writing, story development and
scheduling during the pre-production process helping media creators
manage the process despite their location.
It's unique hybrid architecture combines the strengths inherent in a
desktop application - control, stability, power and flexibility, with
the strengths inherent with the web - collaboration, community,
publishing, and online back-up. This unique offering combined with
availability in 20 languages has made Celtx the world's most widely
used pre-production software with over 250,000 active users in 160
countries and 1 million downloads since its launch in 2004.
"Version 1.0 is all about arriving at our goal of making Celtx the
world’s first full-featured, fully integrated media
pre-production software" said Mark Kennedy, CEO of Greyfirst,
parent company of Celtx. “We’re proud that Celtx is the
first software to have everything writers and production teams need to
take them all the way from concept to production."
Intended to replace the traditional ‘paper, pen &
binder’ approach to pre-production with a fully digital approach
that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share,
Celtx has caught on quickly with independent filmmakers, studio
professionals, students and media creators the world over.
"As I began my latest project, a friend of mine introduced me to Celtx.
Not only has it helped me corral and organize my ideas, but it has also
given me the tools to then integrate these thoughts directly into a
working script," said independent filmmaker and Celtx user Max
Makowski. “The quality of their software is truly a testament to
the Celtx team’s passion and commitment to providing the film
community with an exceptional innovative pre-production tool."
Celtx 1.0 new features include:
- Adapt To - a single click now converts a fully formatted script
of one type into a fully formatted script of another – for
example a Stageplay to a Screenplay – displaying instantly the
multi-media potential of your work.
- Comic Book - a new editor
to write properly formatted Comic Books, and a common framework for
collaboration between writer and artist.
- iPhone - now view your Celtx projects from just about anywhere with a display optimized for your iPhone.
- Catalogs - a new organization and searchable dashboard view of all your story’s elements and production items.
- annotate and break down each scene with notes, media (images, audio,
and video clips), and production items through an easy to manage,
thoroughly upgraded new sidebar.
- Project Scheduling – has
been vastly upgraded to fully integrate with the script breakdown and
provide a Call Sheet and a host of new shooting reports.
- you can now choose from a variety of ways to view and manage your
images, create a storyboard outline based on your script, and add shot
descriptions to each image.