The dialogue coach on All That, Anthony, was using it and I was like, ”What is that?” And he was great and showed me how to do everything.
Before that, I was directing some stuff and I would use a couple of different apps, but they were never geared to our business so I found them a little more clunky and if you had any issues, you know, they were more corporate. They didn’t understand what we need in TV, so I found that you could get by with it, but it was not as intuitive or geared to what we really needed. When Anthony showed me, I was like, “Wow. This is really great.”
On that show, it’s very much like a sitcom, so you get your table read draft and and then your next draft and so on. So, I found it really great because I would mark my shots and script everything out.
I even got some of the kids into it because they would see that they could highlight their lines on it and learn their part by doing that. So next time I directed, one of the actors came up like, “Look, I’ve got it now and did it on my iPad.”
Since then, I’ve been using it on more variety shows and I’ve gotten other people to use it. And as you guys [at Scriptation] have moved along and updated, you’ve gotten really great at adapting to what people need.
Now because of COVID, they don’t want to have paper and, in fact, the last show I worked on, they said, “No paper at all. We’re not even going to have a copy machine on site because we don’t want people passing things out and touching paper and handing it.” So, everything was sent out digitally.
I think it’s the perfect time for people to figure out how to use Scriptation and learn the software because that’s the way forward. I mean it. Especially now, we really don’t want to have a paper handed out. I think it’s kind of a good time for people to, you know, dabble and making the switch, even if they’re a little hesitant.