Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

How to handle Reports in Fade in for Pre-Production and Production

How to handle Reports in Fade in for Pre-Production and Production

In this article I’ll show you how you can generate reports in Fade In that will help you with your script breakdown or to give you some statistics about your script you may actually be surprised about.

To compile reports in Fade In, go to “Production – Reports”.

Those are the reports you can create:

Scene Report

This gives you a detailed breakdown of every scene, the scene number, heading, page number, length in eighths and the number of dialogues of a character. The first time a character appears in the report his or her name is formatted in capital letters.

Fade In scene reportCast Report

This is a list of characters in your script, along with numbers of total dialogues, speaking scenes, and total scenes. You can order the report alphabetically or in
order of appearance.

Fade In cast reportDialogue Report

Gives you all the dialogue that is spoken by a specific character. This report is also useful when you’re rewriting the dialogue of one of your character because you’re not distracted by the way other characters speak.

Fade In dialogue reportLocation Report

This gives you a list of locations, broken down into interior and exterior. You also get the scene number and page number for each location.

Fade In location reportNotes Report

Sums up your notes in the document along with scene number and page number for each.

Fade In notes reportSynopsis Report

This compiles all your synopsis’, broken down by scene number and page number.

Fade In synopsis reportStatistics Report

This gives you some interesting statistics about your project, for example how long our scenes are, what words you commonly used, and more.

You can print reports or save them as HTML, or as a comma-separated .CSV-file so you can import it into other applications.

Fade In statistics report