Are you in performing arts? All those scripts for all those different individual scenes can get messy and hard to keep organized, right? Today, we got a tip off from from one such developer Rip Tide Games, who over the last few months have been working with a bunch of big Hollywood names, including Heroes actor and long-standing techie David H Lawrence XVII, on developing an application to solve the problem of managing and rehearsing scripts for theatrical and film production.
Released yesterday, Rehearsal allows users to import industry standard script files, in both Microsoft Word and .PDF formats, and then treat them just as they would on their PC or Mac. Once you have a script open you can manipulate it, highlight it and completely block out lines which aren't in your current part. As well as this, the app offers options to add comments, photos and audio clips to your script, meaning you can get your scene just right. Once you think you've got the hang of it, the app allows you to record the part, and allow you to play it back to yourself, while the script scrolls automatically for you.
The app is free upfront with your first three scripts coming free in order for you to get a feel of how the app works. After this, the app then offers three subscription-based options. We're told that individual scripts purchased within the app will normally be priced at $1.99, alongside a monthly subscription of $19.99. If you'd like to opt for the annual subscription this will set you back $199.99.
Watch the video below to see Rehearsal in action:
While the market for this app may seem niche, Rehearsal once again clearly proves that these devices are finding ever-more specialised uses in the professional sectors. To celebrate the launch of Rehearsal though, they've discounted all prices by 50%. So, scripts are just $0.99 each, and monthly and annual subscriptions are $9.99 and $99.99 respectively. An app worth a look? Definitely!