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by Chris Huntley
Nov 06, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Flipping roles
Replies: 4
Views: 5575

Re: Flipping roles

Yes. That is why most stories have complex characters instead of archetypes. Complex character can comprise many unexpected combinations of character functions.
by Chris Huntley
Nov 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Can multiple characters fulfill 1 role.
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

Re: Can multiple characters fulfill 1 role.

Short answer, "Yes." A group can be a character -- the "Empire" in Star Wars has all sorts of players that make up that group and work as one to stop the Rebels. You can also have a series of character play the role of a single character function. The extreme version of this are ...
by Chris Huntley
Oct 16, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: If comic books have variant covers, why not a film itself?
Replies: 5
Views: 8203

Re: If comic books have variant covers, why not a film itsel

It's too expensive to do with a film.
by Chris Huntley
Oct 16, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: Student/noob/young people outreach/intro/instruction?
Replies: 1
Views: 5196

Re: Student/noob/young people outreach/intro/instruction?

The Dramatica Users Group is a great way to introduce many of the Dramatica concepts in a practical story analysis environment. Apart from that, I don't think we've got something geared toward particular groups -- except when those groups have contacted us for us to provide such a meeting. We've don...
by Chris Huntley
Oct 08, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?
Replies: 6
Views: 9982

Re: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?

Thanks. I'll take a look at the most current version and make sure they have been corrected.
by Chris Huntley
Oct 06, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: The Batmobile is a Character.
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Re: The Batmobile is a Character.

I don't think the bat mobile is a character in most incarnations of the Batman story. Christine is a good example of a character. The same goes for "My Mother The Car" and "Knight Rider."
by Chris Huntley
Sep 28, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: The Batmobile is a Character.
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Re: The Batmobile is a Character.

If you think of cartoons, the idea of non-humans being characters seems obvious.
by Chris Huntley
Sep 24, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 8139

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

Did you go back to your earlier document and was the delete button there?
by Chris Huntley
Sep 22, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: StoryView ?
Replies: 26
Views: 41942

Re: StoryView ?

I suggest looking at the online training video site to get a clear understanding of what the software does:

http://www.learnoutline4d.com/

Cheers,
Chris
by Chris Huntley
Sep 22, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 8139

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

Strange. Did you try looking at it in both the StoryGuide topic list AND the Scene Creation topic list? If it is still missing, I suggest redownloading and reinstalling the software from our support site:

http://support.screenplay.com/downloads/

Cheers,
Chris
by Chris Huntley
Sep 18, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 8139

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

To the right of the navigation buttons at the bottom of the window are the scene function buttons:

delete-scene.png


It is in Scene List topic of both the Storyweaving section of the StoryGuide, and the Scene Creation topic list.
by Chris Huntley
Sep 16, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 8139

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

In the Scene Creation topic list, go to the Scene List topic -- this is the topic that lists ALL of the scenes in order. Click on the scene you wish to remove to select it, and click on the DELETE button at the bottom of the window (below the list of scenes). The scenes following the deleted scene r...
by Chris Huntley
Aug 04, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5972

Re: Subplot Question

Those don't sound like subplots. They sound likes different scenes. A subplot has a different goal from the main story. In your example, you have not identified a main story, which you have to have before you can have a substory/subplot. The alternative is that you have parallel running stories that...
by Chris Huntley
May 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Flipping roles
Replies: 4
Views: 5575

Re: Flipping roles

Yes, it could be confusing. HOWEVER, what you might want to do is to create complex characters where your players have elements of guardians and protagonists. For example, you may have the "guardian" character also represent Proaction, a typical Protagonist trait. Your "protagonist&qu...
by Chris Huntley
May 13, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: We Lost One :(
Replies: 1
Views: 2835

Re: We Lost One :(

Ah, that's terrible news. Thank you for sharing the link to her Amazon page, Thomas. She will be missed.
by Chris Huntley
Feb 22, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Screenwriting
Topic: Creating New Scene in Same Location
Replies: 1
Views: 2945

Re: Creating New Scene in Same Location

Yes, that is the correct method, particularly for production scripts. However, there are some alternatives used, especially if you're cutting back and forth between two locations, but those are not as generally accepted as putting in a scene heading at each jump in time or space. There is no need fo...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 22, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Screenwriter Wishlist
Topic: MovieMagic Screenplay - What is happening with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 19851

Re: MovieMagic Screenplay - What is happening with it?

OK, so here is a quicky update. There is a free update for the in the near offing for Mac Screenwriter with a completely new spell checker and thesaurus support. Regarding the Windows version, we have a completely new version in development -- new from the ground up. I'm not at liberty to say when t...
by Chris Huntley
Jan 07, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Screenwriter Wishlist
Topic: MovieMagic Screenplay - What is happening with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 19851

Re: MovieMagic Screenplay - What is happening with it?

We are working on the long term solutions for all the various bugs and annoyances that are part of a complete reworking of Screenwriter (it's gotten so complex internally that fixing one thing breaks three others). No, there is no E.T.A., but a team of our engineers are actively working on the new v...
by Chris Huntley
Jan 07, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Courier MM Screenwriter on a title page?
Replies: 6
Views: 10011

Re: Courier MM Screenwriter on a title page?

No, it has not, unfortunately. We are working on the long term solution for all the various bugs and annoyances that are part of a complete reworking of Screenwriter (it's gotten so complex internally that fixing one thing breaks three others). No, there is no E.T.A., but a team of our engineers are...
by Chris Huntley
Nov 17, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Follow-up to PSR
Replies: 2
Views: 4453

Re: Follow-up to PSR

The patterns that exist in the PSR are applicable to the PSR only and do not imply what is happening "above" or "below" the Types and Variations, so there isn't any way to manually predict the Class and Element level interactions except by following your writer's instincts. There...

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