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Mastering Celtx™ by Terry Borst

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Chapter 11. Calendaring and Scheduling

Production is all about keeping on schedule. Fall behind, and your costs start ballooning. Do that frequently, and you won’t be able to keep personnel beyond their scheduled days, meaning you’ll have to start cutting corners and omitting scenes.

Traditionally, an assistant director created calendars, schedules, and call sheets by hand after a script was laboriously broken down. More recently, software applications have been designed to handle production scheduling, but this has meant using one application to script, another to tag the script, another to storyboard, and still another to break down the script and schedule production.

Celtx’s primary goal is to better integrate the entire pre-production workflow. ...

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