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Getting started with Stripboards
Getting started with Stripboards

Learn how to create a shooting schedule

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Written by Shant Kiraz
Updated over a week ago

A shooting schedule (also known as a 'stripboard') is key when planning out your production. For example, the script is finished, and now you need to schedule your shoot days. A shooting schedule makes it easy to track and arrange production days. You can move scenes on the fly, add day breaks and edit scenes making it a snap to plan out your shoot.

Creating a shooting schedule

Getting started

  1. On the Stripboards page, click Import Script

  2. Drag and drop your script file (.fdx, .sbx, .fountain, or PDF) or click Browse to select a file.

  3. Click New Schedule, and follow the on-screen prompts.

  4. A stripboard will automatically be generated.

Note: If you've written your script in StudioBinder view how to sync your script to the project.


How do I reorder the strips?

You can either reorder scene strips manually or use the Reorder Strips button to auto-reorder the entire schedule.

Can I create multiple versions of the schedule?

Yes, you can! View our article on creating multiple versions of the stripboard.

Why are pages not appearing on my shooting schedule?

If you are not able to see pages or scene numbers, it could be due to formatting.

Can I import a schedule I made in Movie Magic Scheduling?

MMS files are not compatible, however, Studiobinder makes it simple to change over from Movie Magic Scheduling.

How do you import your shot list on your shooting schedule?

Currently, there isn't any way to add your shot list to the shooting schedule. However, if you plan on making call sheets from your schedule, you can easily save your shot list or storyboard as a PDF and simply attach it to your call sheet.

How can I put more information on the scene strip?

If you're looking to add more details to a Scene, such as special effects requirements, you would actually tag elements on your Breakdowns page. 

Best practices when scheduling


  • Try to schedule all shots by location first. 

  • Adding banners is great when you need a production note for your team. For example, instead of typing in a banner like “Company Move,”  enter “Move from living room to kitchen."

For more best practices, take a look at veteran Producer and filmmaker Arnon Shorr who walks you through the process of scheduling a real-world project.

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