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by stephenbuck415
Feb 27, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 9034

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

On the side, Armando's book: Dramatica For Screenwriters is very valuable no matter what type of story you are writing. Armando puts together some very basic methods to help the brainstorming and story creation process. The BRIEF SYNOPSIS, for example, can be initially created with four sentences: 1...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 26, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Dramatica v6 Feature Request
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Dramatica v6 Feature Request

Item 1:

The Plot Progression window presents a graphic representation of each throughline using columns, rows, and cells.

I would like to be able to export the Plot Progression window as a .csv file.
by stephenbuck415
Feb 19, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: From Dramatica > MMScreenwriter
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

Re: From Dramatica > MMScreenwriter

Hi michaelas.

You've got to create Scenes within Dramatica. Dramatica Scenes will appear as individual outlined elements in Movie Magic Screenwriter.
by stephenbuck415
Feb 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 9034

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Pete, I apologize for not being able to reply last night, and am glad that Chris made his reply. - Confusion #2: On Element level, the quad containing the thematic conflict (Problem vs. Solution) of my example story would be Proven/Unproven/Accurate/Non-Accurate, which falls under the "How thin...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 18, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 9034

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Hi Peter. I'm on a tight schedule today and will provide a detailed reply later this evening... meanwhile, I believe Melanie addresses most of your general questions in this essay: http://dramaticapedia.com/2011/10/24/character-development-and-the-28-magic-scenes/ I'll plug your settings into a blan...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 17, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 9034

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

but where do the 24 come from? I just don't get it... See: The Progression of Plot http://dramatica.com/theory/book/plot "6 Goes Into 24 Like Theme Goes Into Scenes We have spoken of the three and four act appreciations of story. It was illustrated how both divisions are valid to specific task...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 15, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: History of Dramatica?
Replies: 5
Views: 5304

Re: History of Dramatica?

Hi Chris.

When were Layman's Terms introduced?
by stephenbuck415
Feb 01, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Dramatica Analysis: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Replies: 0
Views: 2510

Dramatica Analysis: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Hi everyone.

This month the e-mail discussion list is going to begin discussing the novel and screenplay The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

More information can be found here:
https://buckspub.com/dramatica/analysis/
by stephenbuck415
Jan 06, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Story to Story Form & Story Form to Story
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

Re: Story to Story Form & Story Form to Story

Hi Kintelary. I don't know what you know, so please bear with me if I repeat something that you already know. First, I'd like to begin by providing a few basic resources for you, and then an experiential commentary will follow. As far as resources are concerned, I recommend the following: Dramatica ...
by stephenbuck415
Dec 27, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Setups and Payoffs in Movie Magic Screenwriter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Re: Setups and Payoffs in Movie Magic Screenwriter?

I've gone back and forth with two systems: MMS and Outline 4D. In MMS I've used the Notes feature, prefacing each Setup and Payoff with two Dramatica terms using CAPS so they are easier to identify, FW (Forewarning) and DIV (Dividend). I've leaned towards using Outline 4D to track FW's and DIV's bec...
by stephenbuck415
Nov 26, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Export to PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

Re: Export to PDF

That's not a problem with MMS, it's a problem somewhere on your system. Acrobat/Reader will automatically substitute missing font sets with a default font. You may wish to open up a word processor and confirm that you can utilize the MMS font set. Perhaps removing, restarting, and reinstalling MMS w...
by stephenbuck415
Nov 20, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Setup, Revelation, Conflict & Aftermath
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Re: Setup, Revelation, Conflict & Aftermath

Hi Geoffrey. This post will not answer your question, but for the benefit of others, I would like to include the screenshot from Dramtica Pro v4.0. In DP4.0, the scene concepts of Setup, Revelation, Conflict, and Aftermath are described in: Level Three StoryGuide > Storyweaving > Scene Creation
by stephenbuck415
Sep 13, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List
Replies: 8
Views: 7918

Re: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List

Hi Kat, I see that, thanks!
The list is still quiet, but I suspect that will change within the next few months.
Feel free to start a discussion.
:-)
by stephenbuck415
Aug 16, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4090

Re: Subplot Question

Here's a screenshot of what I mentioned in the above post.
by stephenbuck415
Aug 15, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Problems in 4D Outline
Replies: 8
Views: 6313

Re: Problems in 4D Outline

I wish I could offer a solution that worked.

When I have encountered problems and sent a report to Write Bros. through the official channel, they have always responded within the course of a business day.

http://support.screenplay.com/contact/
by stephenbuck415
Aug 15, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4090

Re: Subplot Question

> Can you outline multiple stories in one file?

Yes.

Tools > Document Settings > Event Hierarchies.

You can simply create new hierarchies with sub-levels for additional stories.
by stephenbuck415
Aug 15, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Problems in 4D Outline
Replies: 8
Views: 6313

Re: Problems in 4D Outline

Are you using Windows 8? If so, there are two things you need to do: Run the program as Administrator, and increase your Windows Memory assignment. Windows 7 or 8 Install instructions are here: http://support.screenplay.com/downloads/Outline_4D/updates/O4D_Update.php Adjusting virtual memory size is...
by stephenbuck415
Aug 15, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: A Separation
Replies: 1
Views: 3811

Re: A Separation

Shortly after the official storyform becomes available, I will follow-up to the above post with a commentary on the areas that I missed.

Meanwhile, if any of you missed the hangout, the video is available here:

http://dramatica.com/video/users-group/a-separation
by stephenbuck415
Aug 13, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: A Separation
Replies: 1
Views: 3811

A Separation

First Draft: *CHARACTERS:* Husband - Main Character Daughter - Impact Character Each character is a complex character, but I would associate the following characters to these archetypes: Wife - Reason Homecare Aid - Contagonist Homecare Aid's Husband - Antagonist Grandfather - Emotion *12 QUESTIONS*...
by stephenbuck415
Aug 12, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List
Replies: 8
Views: 7918

Re: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List

I set the participant list to be viewable by administrators only to reduce the chances of e-mails being harvested by spammers, so to answer your question, no.

To keep this simple,I've sent you an e-mail requesting the address you will use on the list. I will manually add you.

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