Scriptango is a unique free tool for screenwriters that auto-analyzes PDF screenplays and generates a Visual Chart Report. Observe the chart, spot flaws in your story and rewrite efficiently.
"What a clever tool you've come up with. Certainly very useful 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 offer a new experience to screenwriting. We believe a visual representation of a screenplay can help screenwriters understand their story and its flaws better, and improve it easily and efficiently.
We help screenwriters do a better job, by showing them instead of telling. Our software analyzes their screenplay and generates a Visual Chart Report, which shows the levels of Physical Activities, External Conflict, Leading Presence, Transition Diversity and Overall Pace. It's the perfect reflection & validation tool!
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Submit your screenplay in PDF format using the form below, and receive your Visual Chart Report today!
* we will not to send your screenplay to anyone else.
** we will not keep your screenplay after it's processed.
The purpose of the report is to help screenwriters understand their screenplay better, and make their 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 purely by observation. We don't 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 Chart Report contain?
The report contains a detailed Heatmap chart that summarizes and visualizes, page-by-page, the following key elements of the screenplay:
Physical Activities - The level of any kind of operations performed by the characters, which evaluates different types of "high" to "low" level action.
External Conflict - The level of negative interaction between characters (non-internal), which analyzes their sentiments through their dialogue.
Leading Presence - The level of participation of main characters, which examines their importance in relation to their screen time.
Transition Diversity - The level of changes in set, time and space, which mainly occurs in movement between scenes, but not necessarily.
Overall Pace - The level of Rhythm and Tempo, which takes into account the results of the previous elements and combines them together.
The numbers at the bottom of the chart (x-axis) represent the pages of the screenplay. At the left side of the chart (y-axis) appear the key elements: Physical Activities, External Conflict, Leading Presence, Transition Diversity and Overall Pace. Each colored cell inside the chart represents a level from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), between a certain page and a key element. That is called a “Heatmap". The higher the level, the “warmer" or “darker” the color.How to rewrite effectively based on the Visual Chart Report?
High levels ("warmer" colors) do not necessarily mean the result is "good" or "right". Some screenwriters, for example, would prefer a low pace sequence. The screenwriter must validate the results with his/her expectations, and if they don't meet, he/she needs to rewrite accordingly. By looking at the chart, the screenwriter can easily spot "flat areas", lack of diversity, or parts with different results than expected. Those are the sections that should be rewritten.How can the Visual Chart Report 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 (spoken or written). And what is a screenplay? It’s text with a certain structure, rules and purpose. For example, to measure Conflict we auto-analyze the characters' sentiments, mood and emotions. A computer can often extract more valuable data than the human brain.What are the requirements for submission?
Your 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. Our website is extremely secure for submissions, and guarded by McAfee and Comodo SSL.Why is the Visual Chart Report free of charge?
Our report is currently free because we have only recently launched and we would like to be exposed to as many screenwriters as possible. It will not stay free forever, but for the time being, it is.