Quick Start

This quick start will get you using Filmatick as you begin to familiarize yourself with the functionality and Workflow . This is meant to quickly get through the software to get the user used to the Filmatick methodology and how the buttons work.

Check out the DEMO project to dig deeper into Filmatick as you read through the overview.

For a much more thorough knowledge, click through the Overview and accompanying sections.

Watch the accompanying videos in each section as you go through the process.

1 - Create a New Project

  1. Start Filmatick. The first window is a login to Filmatick.

  2. Enter your login information. You MUST be online to start Filmatick.

  3. A pop up will ask you if you want to Open an Existing File or Create a New One.

Let’s create a New Project .

Filmatick only works with Final Draft 9 and later. If you have an earlier version, you must upgrade it before using Filmatick. Filmatick does work if a Final Draft file is exported from Writer Duet. Click here if using a different screenwriting software (Celtx, Word, PDF).

After creating a project, your script will be loaded and the scenes will automatically fill the Shot List. After everything is completed, let’s create our first set by double clicking on any scene in the Shot List.

2 - Select a Set

A window will pop up asking you to Select a Set. You can either select a set that you have created, or you can create a new set .

A set doesn’t have to have any objects in the scene to start. You can always add props, walls, or other objects to your set even after you have created a shot.

3 - Cast Characters

After creating a set, you must assign actors (3d models) to scripted characters. This a simple method of dragging and dropping a character from the Explorer Window. 

4 - Block Your Scene

Now that the characters have been cast, you may move them around and set keyframes. This is akin to blocking your actors in space in rehearsal. Any object may be moved in blocking and can be edited in each individual shots.

5 - Create a Tick

Now it’s time to create a shot. It’s as simple as drawing a straight line. Once a Tick is created, you can edit the shot itself, or create another Tick.

To quickly create a shot, we can go into Tick Creation mode and start drawing Ticks . It’s not the preferred way of using Filmatick but you may want to start drawing Ticks on your script and then later, edit the shots themselves. Either way is able to be done in Filmatick.

6 - Add Shot to Timeline

Once you have a shot completed, you may bring it into the timeline to edit your film together. It’s as easy as opening the Explorer tab, clicking on the Scene folder and clicking and dragging your shot into the Timeline.

7 - Exporting from Filmatick

Whenever you want, you may export from Filmatick in a variety of ways. You can export Shot Lists, Script Markups, or Videos.