Scriptango is a unique web-service that analyzes screenplays and generates a comprehensive and detailed Visual Report, within seconds. Observe the charts, spot flaws in your story and rewrite efficiently.
"What a clever tool you've come up with. Certainly very useful in checking/tracking the Tempo and helpful in identifying potential problems. I'll likely be trying this again with other screenplays. Thank you." -- Andy Davie
We are a group of screenwriters and programmers who have taken the screenwriting experience one step forward, beyond black text on white paper. They say "one picture is worth a thousand words"... We believe that a visual representation of a screenplay can help the screenwriters understand their story better, and improve it more easily.
We help screenwriters do a better job, by showing them instead of telling. Our smart software auto-analyzes their PDF screenplay and generates a Visual Report that contains: 1) Colorful, page-by-page, Tempo Chart. 2) Graphical Sentiments Map of the most active characters. 3) Visual breakdown of every scene's Action, Conflict, Structure and Transition. We give you an opportunity to reflect on your work through a different lenses.
Submit your PDF screenplay using the form below, and you'll receive your Visual Report within hours!
* we will not to send your screenplay to anyone else.
** we accept screenplays or TV scripts over 50 pages only.
* The above charts were generated from online screenplays, which may differ from the actual produced films.
The purpose of the report is to make the screenwriters understand their screenplay better, and make the next rewrite sessions as effective as possible. "One picture is worth a thousand words" fits perfectly here. Visual translates better, so it's easier to get a comprehensive overview and spot flaws by observing the charts. We do not offer "right" vs. "wrong" evaluation, since this is subjective, but rather an opportunity to reflect on the work through a different lenses.What does the Visual Report contain?
The report consists of 3 parts. The first part contains a colorful, page-by-page, Tempo chart, which shows the various Tempo levels throughout the story. The second part contains a graphical Sentiments Map of the most active characters, which is defined by the negative and positive portions of their dialogue. The third part contains a scene-by-scene visual breakdown of the following key elements: Action, Conflict, Structure and Transitions.What does "Tempo" mean?
Tempo is defined by the quality and quantity of changes in a scene, and the relations between scenes. As a screenwriter, diversity is your goal. You don't want only high or low Tempo sequences. Your readers should feel like they're riding a roller coaster. The most experienced script doctors/consultants may be able to get an idea of the Tempo, but just to some extent. Usually the Tempo is "revealed" once the film is shot, but for the screenwriter it’s too late...How to read and understand the Visual Report?
The numbers below the Tempo chart (x-axis) represent the pages of the screenplay. Each colored line in the chart represents a level from 1 to 5, where 1 is the lowest level of that page, and 5 is the highest. The darker the color, the higher the level. The Sentiments Map shows how the dialogue of the most active characters is divided into 'very negative', 'negative', 'neutral', 'positive' and 'very positive', measured in percent out of the character's total dialogue. As for the scenes breakdown - every scene element (Action, Conflict, Structure and Transition) is represented by a small chart with the score value from 1 to 5.What are the key elements of the scenes breakdown?
Action - measures the level of activities. It does not necessarily mean “car chase” or “fight”, but any events in which physical operations are performed. Conflict - measures the level of negative interaction between characters. This is mainly achieved by examining their sentiments, mood and emotions. Structure - measures the level of the writing craft itself according to industry standards, like scene length, relation between dialogue and descriptions, etc. Transition - measures the level of diversity in the transition to the next scene, taking into account changes in location, set and time.How to rewrite efficiently based on the Visual Report?
High levels (dark colors) in the Tempo chart do not necessarily mean the result is "good" or "right". Some screenwriters, for instance, would aim for a low Tempo sequence. The screenwriters must validate the results with their expectations, and if they don't meet, some changes must be made. For example, if you notice a "flat area", lack of diversity or a part with different Tempo than expected - you need to locate the relevant scene in the breakdown and find the cause. Maybe there isn't enough action, or the conflict level is low, or perhaps it was just poorly written. The Sentiments Map gives a great indication of the top characters' emotional range. For example, if your antagonist is too positive, that could be a red flag. Also a red flag - too much Neutral dialogue.How can all of this be generated by a computer?
Our engineers are experts in the Computer Science field called NLP (Natural Language Processing), which studies the ability of a program to analyze and understand human language. And what is a screenplay after all? It’s text with a certain structure, rules and purpose. Unlike a computer, the human brain cannot process and cross-reference all the factors that set the various Tempo levels from start to finish, for example. This is why we are unique.What are the requirements for submission?
It must be a feature (spec) screenplay or TV script over 50 pages, or else it results ineffective report. Furthermore, the screenplay must meet industry formatting standards, be in English, and in PDF format.What about privacy and security?
We will not send your screenplay to anyone else, nor use it for purposes other than processing it with our software. Furthermore, our website is extremely secure for submissions and payments, and guarded by McAfee and Comodo SSL.Why is the price of the Visual Report so low?
We charge as low as $19 for the report because it's an automated process. No humans are reading the screenplays, it's all done by a computer. True, we've spent a lot of time and money developing this software, but we want it to be affordable for everyone.Is there a money-back/refund policy?
Yes! Our policy is money-back-guarantee-no-questions-asked. For whatever reason you can ask for your money back within 7 days, and you will get it.
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