Just answer these 4 questions: Who is the main character? What is the main character trying to accomplish? Who is trying to stop the main character? What happens if the main character fails?
You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?
Contour, the proven story development system developed by Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter, is designed to take your idea and turn it into a solid outline – the same kind of character-based structure used by many of the biggest blockbuster movies.
Unlike other story development systems which are either so complicated that you don’t know where to start or so light-weight as to wonder, “why in the world did I buy this?”, Contour is a must-have for every screenwriter. Taking your idea and using a fill-in-the blanks and intuitive approach, Contour guides you as to what elements need to be part of your story outline – you’re never left to wonder, “what comes next?”. That’s it – fade out, roll credits.
Contour explains the major storytelling secrets needed to craft a highly marketable movie. Your main character’s journey is explained through archetypal themes – the same kind of themes used by most of the top 50 movies that have affected millions of viewers – maybe even you!
Don’t be. For many, it’s much easier to understand the Contour system by following the breakdown of a successful movie. Contour includes several entire scripts of blockbuster movies dissected through the Contour system. And if you need even more samples of how Contour works, follow Jeffrey Alan Schechter’s personal blog as he breaks down current screenplays in Contour.
"Jeff has an acute understanding of the kind of story structure that makes for successful movies. By analyzing blockbusters he extrapolates a story construction model that is surprisingly simple and universally applicable. And, best of all, it works."
Alvin and the Chipmunks
"Screenwriting is an art, and Jeff Schechter conveys both the craft and the soul of the trade. A gifted teacher, he provides methods which will help you both structure and elevate your best ideas."
Sometimes the creative process starts with a bit of daydreaming and then grows into a really cool idea. Contour for iPhone and iPad contains the same elements as the Mac OS X version with just one difference – you can write while on the fly. Don’t lose your creative edge just because you’re away from your desk – check out Contour for iPhone and iPad and visit the App Store today!
Our Authorized Contour Team will review your script and report back to you on how it measures up in Contour. The Basic review will evaluate your idea on how well the 4 questions are answered. You can go one step further and have the Professional review that will evaluate the same 4 questions and all the plot points from all three Acts. The Authorized Contour Reviewer will create a report on where they see the weaknesses are in your plot. Choose the Basic Service or the Professional Service.