Amazon’s film division Amazon Studios has created a new tool to help writers build scripts called Amazon Storybuilder.
The digital tool borrows from the paper notecard approach to writing story boards only it does it virtual. Screenwriters can create digital notecards and move them around on a virtual cork board. Writers can add text and photos to these notecards to help build out a story. The new resource comes after the launch of Amazon Storyteller, which turns scripts into storyboards.
The free tool is available online, as well as on their mobile devices. And don’t worry, Amazon doesn’t acquire the rights to any of these ideas just because you are using their tool.
“Technology is already transforming how filmed entertainment is produced and distributed, and many of the tools writers use to craft stories could become more accessible with a technology update–paper notecards are a perfect example,” stated Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios.