Celtx Shots

Developer: Celtx Inc.

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 16.9 MB - Download


Want to eliminate mistakes on set before they happen and save time and money on your next production? Then get Shots - the innovative and super-useful pre-vis tool from Celtx.

With Shots you'll be fully prepared for the shoot. You can add images to storyboard sequences, set camera angles and descriptions for each shot, and tie-in camera and lighting setups that you can easily sketch yourself from the more than 600 included clip-art images.

Shots also makes it easy to backup files to your Celtx account and sync projects with your iPad/iPhone - so you can take your pre-vis everywhere.

And - bonus! - Shots comes with a storyboard player built in, so you can view the flow of your work and save all your boards as animatic movies.

Save time & money. Pre-visualize with Shots.


Add images to create dynamic storyboards.

Sketch informative setups quickly and easily using 600+ clip art images.

Add narrative audio to storyboards.

Save storyboards as animatic movie files to communicate your vision.


* Create and edit multi-sequence, multi-shot storyboards.
* Block camera, lighting, talent, and equipment setups.
* Sync storyboards with Celtx Shots on your iPad/iPhone.
* Sync and share storyboards with Celtx online workspaces.
* View storyboard and blocking animatics with the built-in player.
* Save storyboard and blocking animatics as movie files (.avi)
* Resize, rotate and flip storyboard images in-app.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes and support for 2 Step Security Authentication.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by mauna2004

Is it awesome? No. Is it better than hand sketching? Hell yeah! - Is it a great program? Nope. Is it kind of buggy? Yep. Does it save time and look great? Yep! I really hate how there aren't many options to change anything. Re-sizing things are a pain. You can't copy a sketch or even a shot so that you can paste it later in the sequence (like in a back and forth dialogue). I wish that adding text to things weren't such a pain. Also, there is no way to really share the darn thing outside of printing a PDF, which is fine, but I mean, when I go to the export menu, there is only one shaded out option (Export as a movie). Also, who the heck wants to share a storyboard as a movie? There's a myriad of problems (or additional features) that should have came with the program. It's really a: Here's a bunch of blank things, put stuff on it, and move it around. If Powerpoint had a better library of characters and props, it'd probably be even better. Oh yeah, you can't change the angle on any of the props…so you have to be creative. Anyways, it's worth the 20 bucks, but definitely not a single penny more. In fact, maybe it's only worth $19.99. And I'm being nice about it.

Found helpful by 19 out of 21 people
Version 1.1
Review by Boston Firefighter

Very disappointed - You cannot actually sketch anything you can only add the artwork that celtx has. Not even basic draw tools very poor program wish I could return it!

Found helpful by 44 out of 50 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by Incarnadine17

Add A LOT (of obvious stuff) - This is pretty good, it didn't screw up or anything, no bugs. BUT its very simple. It would be amazing if you added a feature for *ACTUAL* sketching inside the program, perhaps in just black and white--very simple. Also some headings would be nice: scene, panel, page, slugging, action notes and dialogue to name a few. A feature for panning would also be brilliant. And last, but far from least: a way to play it, like as an animatic and not just click throught the pages. It's just missing a lot of things, that's all. (a lot of important things)

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 1.2
Review by Katzcarter

Saved my project - Iv been directing short stories with just a shotlist. Now I’m moving on to feature films and I don’t have the time nor money at the moment to hire a storyboard artist. This software has everything a non storyboard artist needs to convey the directors vision.

Found helpful by 10 out of 11 people
Version 1.2
Review by J-Spot Da Fiendish_T

Lots of potential, needs help - Storyboards are the visual outline any film maker needs. This app is a great start for that and at a great price. However, it does need some help. Here are my biggest suggestions for an update. There are times when the elements need to be readjusted, however they aren’t able to be selected to do so. Fixing this would be great. COPY AND PASTE are so needed. It would save time so we don’t have to redraw or place things if they are repeated multiple times. And one of the biggest, when making the storyboard a movie, why is it an .avi file? Seriously? This is a mac app, use a more accepted format than what .avi is anymore. .mp4 will get you further!!!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people