You might be wondering how to get an AI to write a script.
Well, an AI script generator is a great way to kick off your next project.
Whether you’re looking to write a movie script, a funny screenplay, or a transcript for your next podcast or video on social media, we looked into the best options to get started right now.
In this post, we will cover the best AI script generators and share some examples of how we use these tools.
Best AI Script Generators
Writing the perfect script requires the correct structure and tone.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the best generator, so we broke down the winners by various use cases.
ChatGPT AI Script Generator
This might not come as a surprise, but everyone’s favorite jack-of-all-trades AI tool happens to be the easiest option for those looking to generate a decent script in a short amount of time.
ChatGPT is adaptable, meaning with some clever prompting you can get the AI model to format and output a script to help you get started.
For example, we asked GPT-4 to generate a short film script. The results aren’t going to win an Oscar, but we think it’s a pretty good start and the structure was generally in line with the screenplay format.
This example is incredibly simple, so with some additional context provided in the prompt, you could easily continue this script to whatever length you desire.
Given the token limitations of AI models, you will likely have to remind GPT about certain plot details and character attributes.
Note: Remember to tell GPT you want the output in the format of a script or screenplay
We also found success with using ChatGPT AI to generate a Youtube script.
Using this simple prompt we were able to get the below output.
Create a compelling and captivating YouTube video script from the following description: [topic]
Sudowrite is a great option for writers who are looking for AI to supplement, rather than entirely create their work.
The app provides users with suggestions along the way, ranging from brainstorming ideas to alternate phrasings.
We have found this tool to vastly improve the AI fiction writing process without taking the spotlight away from the writer like many AI assistants seem to do.
Also, the minimalist user interface is perfect for limiting the number of distractions during the writing process.
While the platform won’t automatically convert your writing into script format, later on, we will share a method we found using ChatGPT to format your writing for film.
We already know tons of content creators that leverage Jasper to generate high-quality AI scripts for their videos and podcasts.
If you are a Youtuber looking to streamline the scriptwriting process, Jasper is perfect for generating human-like outputs with minimal user input.
This means you won’t have to waste hours experimenting with various prompts in ChatGPT or scouring forums for prompt ideas.
We have found Jasper capable of natural-sounding prose that is perfect for a casual, yet informative, tone for a Youtube or Tiktok channel.
The best part is that Jasper offers a free trial with 10,000 words. We have found this is perfect for getting a feel for this platform to know if it’s a good fit for your workflow.
Convert Text to Screenplay Format
Many AI writing tools simply aren’t configured to provide screenplay formatting.
However, there is an easy way to transform your AI-generated stories into a script.
Simply, take the text you have written and copy-paste it into ChatGPT.
Then use the below prompt to convert the text to screenplay format.
Format this text into a screenplay format. Setting and character dialogue should be formatted like the script for a movie.
You should now have something that looks like this.
There are two downsides that we found to this process.
First, ChatGPT will sometimes rephrase or change what you have written.
This is to be expected since you are asking the AI to take fiction writing and turn it into a more dialogue-driven format.
Second, there is a limit to the amount of text your can input into ChatGPT. This is due to the token limit.
You should be able to convert a page or two at a time, but this could get tedious if you are working with a long piece of writing.
There are several great AI script generator options available for both film writers, and content creators alike. The option we recommend is based largely on your specific use case and how willing you are to tinker with the AI model.
Those interested in the more cost-effective DIY approach will benefit from using ChatGPT, while more convenient options are great for those focused on the text interface and ease of use.
Our final piece of advice is to simply get started.
Any of these tools are capable of generating an AI script, so we encourage you to create a trial account or give one of these services a shot for a month.
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