Text Comment

| Thursday January 21 2010 2:43 am | Comments (2)

Adding Text Comments

Once you start to work with a scene, there will be things that pop up for you that, in the real world, you might jot down in the margin of your script. Rehearsal calls those Comments, and gives you 4 powerful ways to “mark up” or Comment, your script. To add a Comment to a particular line in a script, just double tap near the line to bring up the Comment menu. Your Comment will be placed on your script right where you double tapped when you’re finished. There are four different Comments you can place on your script: Text, Audio, Photo and Video, and you can also place a Photo or Video from your Camera Roll.

Use Text Comments like you’d use a pencil to jot down notes on the margins of a paper script. Character attributes, motivations, what you want, attitudes, whatever you’d write, you can leave as a Text Comment.

Once you’ve made comments, they are all saved for you, not only in the scene, but on your iPhone or iPod Touch – you can copy and paste the text from Text Comments into email, Notes or a word processor, and Photo and Video Comments are automatically added to your Camera Roll, so you can share them with others and use them in other projects.

Tips and Techniques for Great Scenes

  • As you’re recording, say the name of the character as well as the line. It will help you keep the characters straight, and give you a quick head’s up as you’re learning your lines that it’s your line to say.
  • Feel free to record new versions of the scene and start rehearsing with that version. It’s what you’d do in real life anyway.
  • As you discover new ways to deliver a line, add a Video Comment to that line. You can record several to give yourself alternate choices.

We’d love to hear from you with any tips, techniques, questions or comments in the discussion area of the website dedicated to Rehearsal – it’s at http://rehearsaltheapp.com – and it’s also available on the main menu of the app – just tap on the About button in the upper right hand corner.

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2 Comments »

  1. Comment by GOLDEN — March 29, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    How do you erase a text comment once it has been applied?

  2. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — March 29, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    Like the way you handle icons on your device’s desktop, you simply tap and hold on any comment you want to delete from your script. The icon will start wiggling. At this point, you can drag it to another position on your script – you can use this to rearrange and group icons or position them any way you like. While it’s wiggling, tap the icon itself again (not the (X) – as of version 2.2, we still have that on our bug list to fix), and you’ll get a confirmation asking if you want to delete it. Confirm, and it’s gone.

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