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Contour 1.2.3

Contour enables writers to develop a movie concept.

License / Price:
Demo / $49.95
Last Updated:
2010-08-04
Operating System:
Mac OS X
Publisher:
Mariner Software

Description of Contour 1.2.3

BSEditor: Contour is a proven story development system that streamlines the process of turning your movie ideas from first glimmer to full outline. Using the Contour story development system created by Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter, you will learn how to use the same character-based structure that nearly all the blockbuster movies use to Create solid stories that hold together from Fade In to Fade Out.

Contour enables writers to develop a movie concept from the idea stage to a bulletproof outline. Along the way, Contour guides the writer through plot points of all three acts and explains the major storytelling secrets to crafting a highly marketable movie. The main character's journey is explained through archetypal themes that reverberate in the top 50 grossing movies of all time.

The Contour System
The key to the success of the Contour system is the ability to break down a story to a simple structure. Using Contour, you will:

- Answer the 4 simple questions that shape most every screenplay in the top 50.
- Develop the single-sentence logline that lays out your entire script like a roadmap.
- Identify the 4 archetypes every protagonist moves through from "fade in" to "fade out"
- Lay out the 12 Foundation beats of ACT ONE.
- Discover a system of breaking down ACT TWO that is so ruthlessly easy you will never Get stuck on page 55 Again.
- Craft the 4 final beats of ACT THREE that readers and audiences expect and that define your script as marketable and professional.

Some of Contour's features include:
- Flesh out a main character and codify their motivations and behaviors.
- Quickly recognize archetypes which protagonists journey through in all the top movies.
- Go from concept to bulletproof outline in less time than ever before.
- Learn a flexible yet exact plot point and beat structure that works for all genres.
- Seamlessly transfer a concept into popular screenplay writing software such as Montage (Mac version).
- Develop a compelling logline.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Platform: PowerPC / Intel

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