The Tempo of a screenplay is defined by many factors, such as action, conflict, structure and transitions. As a screenwriter, diversity is your goal. Your readers should feel like they're riding a roller coaster.
Scriptango is a revolutionary tool for screenwriters that analyzes movie and TV scripts and generates a Visual Tempo Report. Easily 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 offer a new experience to screenwriting. We believe a visual and textual representation of the Tempo can help screenwriters understand their story and its flaws better, and improve it efficiently.
We give screenwriters the perfect reflection and validation tool. Our smart software uses Artificial Intelligence methods to analyze PDF screenplays and generate a visual report, which shows page-by-page the various levels of the Tempo, along with a textual summary that explains its general behavior.
Submit your script in PDF format using the form below, and receive your Visual Tempo Report within hours!
* we will not to send your screenplay to anyone else.
** we accept movie and TV scripts over 50 pages only.
* The above charts were generated from online screenplays, which may differ from the actual produced films.
The Tempo of a screenplay is defined by many factors, such as action, conflict, structure and transitions. It's ultimately what drives your story forward. As a screenwriter, diversity is your goal. This will elevate the reading experience of your readers, and will not keep them bored. 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 a little too late...What is the purpose of the Visual Tempo Report?
The purpose of the report is to make you understand your screenplay better, and make your next rewrite sessions more effective. "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 observing the Tempo chart. We don't offer "right" vs. "wrong" evaluation since this is subjective, but rather an opportunity to reflect on your work through a different lenses.How to read and understand the Visual Tempo Report?
The report contains a visual chart and a textual summary of its behavior. The chart shows the various Tempo levels throughout the story. The numbers below the chart (x-axis) represent the pages of the screenplay. The numbers to the left of the chart (y-axis) represent the Tempo levels from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The darker the color or higher the chart line, the higher the Tempo level. It's quite straight forward to just look at the chart and immediately get a comprehensive overview of your story. Furthermore, a textual summary of the chart explains the reasons and causes of the main changes in the Tempo.How to rewrite effectively based on the Visual Tempo Report?
High levels (darker colors) do not necessarily mean the result is "good" or "right". Some screenwriters, for instance, would aim for a low Tempo sequence. You must validate the results with your expectations, and if they don't meet, changes must be made. By spotting "flat areas", lack of diversity, or parts with different Tempo than you've expected, you will know what areas in your screenplay you should be focusing on when you start your next rewrite session. The textual summary tells you more specifically what elements cause the higher Tempo, such as a lot of action, intense conflict between characters, etc.How can the chart and text 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 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. This is why we are unique.What are the requirements for submission?
Your script must be over 50 pages, or else it results ineffective chart. Also, it 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 Tempo Report free of charge?
Our service 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, so enjoy it :)