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Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically
NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily, and cheaply storyboard their scripts. And it can be used for much, much more than just scripts. “We’ve found that many writers want to see their story up on its feet in visual form but find it harder than it should be to create a storyboard,” Roy Price, Amazon’s director of Studios said in a statement. You start by uploading a script to Amazon Studios — or by playing with one that’s already there. Above: You can choose shot framing Image Credit: John Koetsier

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