Ian Richards
1987
Utility: Graphics
£8.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

CAMERA, sound, action! Try your hand at being Steven Spielberg.

This utility provides all you need to make your own film plot, music and action. The package is split into departments, the first of which is Wordshot, a primitive word processor into which you type your plot and character dialogue.

Next is the recording of the soundtrack. You can choose the time signature, set for high or low notes, and then compose your tune.

Action involves a complex sprite designer which can create static or two-stage animated sprites.

Screenshot provides a similar facility to that of Action but is used for screen design. The computer allows you to create a set by using a freehand drawing or predefined shapes.

Next, move on to Take One. That is the editing and production department where you put your film together frame by frame. Six frames can be used in each production. When you press the Film Run option you will see your creations come to life.

Screenplay requires hours of hard work but the results are usually impressive. The booklet shows how the departments illustrated within the software work in a real production company. It provides an expose of the film world.

John Gilbert

Publisher: Macmillan
Price: £8.95
Memory: 48K

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