deftly log data while lining scripts. Save precious time with smart tools + reports.
Import a Script PDF. Set the scene count, page count, timecode, FPS, shoot day, call time, production and
director names. That’s it. Switch between multiple projects by tapping the Production (PROD) field.
Click to play
Mark+Log from a single screen.
At your fingertips are smart tools to create tramlines, typed/handwritten/audio notes, photos, and
drawings that stick to the script PDF. Annotations can be selected, grouped, moved, stretched,
erased, copied, pasted, and edited. Fix annotation mistakes with Undo/Redo tools.
Rapid data logging.
Tap the ’Scene‘ button to show/hide data fields. Tap a field to edit its value
with optimized keypads and customizable text snippets. Since field data is persistent, you
edit data only when something changes on set. Some fields can even auto-increment with each
take. Tap the Ⓣ button to circle takes and cameras.
Timings + timecode.
Take durations are calculated and data is logged when you tap the ’Start Take‘ button on
”Action!“ and the ’End Take‘ button on ”Cut!“. Tap the ’Time‘ button to display running
timecode— or a stopwatch to log ”performance laps“ of continuous shots that don’t cut between takes.
Script page management is easy.
When new script pages arrive in your email, import that PDF into MovieSlate.
Tap the ’Grid‘ button to show a grid of current script pages, then tap the ’Edit‘ button.
You can choose where to insert the new pages, or have them replace some existing pages.
Stunning reports: direct and immediate.
MovieSlate builds reports using its own shot log history data— with no need to
painstakingly transcribe notes or data into spreadsheets or databases. MovieSlate
emails reports to your recipient lists, which can be assigned per-project.
Using Script Dept not only saves you time but also saves paper. Logging, marking, and reporting
enables you to deliver your daily reports in electronic formats— even your marked script!
Huge time saver.
Save hours every work week with MovieSlate’s Script Dept. Easily log data while lining a
script, with no need to enter/transcribe data later. When production wraps for the day, MovieSlate
promptly generates script reports and emails them to your distribution list. Loaded with time-saving
features, MovieSlate helps you work faster and smarter than pencil+paper or other digital solutions.
After all, time is money.
Familiar, smarter markup tools.
Draw on script PDFs with our familiar (yet digital) pen and eraser tools. With a single tap,
our smart tools create tidy tramlines and legible circled headers. Copy+paste tramline text
headers from page to page. Erase tramline segments and draw squiggly replacements with an Apple Pencil.
Change ink color and thickness quickly. Mark handwritten or typed annotations as private, so
they’re auto-excluded when sharing marked scripts. Use our stopwatch to log “performance
laps” of continuous shots that don’t cut between takes. Easily find/navigate pages
using search, bookmarks, thumbnails, and scrolling.
Apple Pencil support.
An Apple Pencil can speed script markup/lining, making handwritten notes more legible.
Monitor Camera Video (on iPad).
Connect to a Teradek Cube over WiFi, and monitor streamed video from its camera in a moveable
panel that floats above the script page. Learn more
Script Dept Pro Features:
All Script Dept features are provided via a
monthly subscription (an in-app purchase).
Manage Script PDF pages: import, export, replace, delete
Line/Mark Script PDFs using fingers or an Apple Pencil
Schedule, log, and time Scenes— both complete and partial
Log Data for scenes, takes, cameras, sound recorders
Log scene descriptions, continuity notes, picture/sound quality/issues
Take Notes using handwriting, text, audio, photos, and drawings
Sync Timecode from external sources
Includes all other MovieSlate Pro Features. Learn more