Here’s something that seems as if it should be easy, and for which Timeline seems the right tool. But I’m not sure just how to get started.
I’m preparing a movie-script-like “storyboard” layout, for an upcoming multi-media presentation.
I have a set amount of time to work with, let’s say 20 minutes; and a set number of themes to cover, each of them with its own associated info. This extra info includes: which visuals will accompany each theme; which sub-themes will go into each section; and, crucially, how many minutes each section will take.
In theory, I’d love to do this with a timeline, which ran in half-minute increments from time 0.0 to time 20.0. Then I could see the way the various themes fit, in terms of how much time each of them occupied, and mix and match to taste.
But how do I set up a timeline to use my arbitrary unit (minutes, or half minutes) rather than actual date data? If I set up a new date-type Key Attribute, something like $RunningTime, can I use that as the basis for the timeline, rather than normal dates? And what’s the simplest guide to getting a timeline going in the first place?
Thanks for any pointers.