Automation of casting matrices - Sally's Journal
Automation of casting matrices|
I don't see how you could get stats for 'directly talking to each other' - it isn't the same as adjacent lines. In many cases it isn't even nearly the same as adjacent lines. Counting adjacent lines just seems pointless and messy. (Though perhaps my anti-mess prejudice is making me dislike it more than is rational?)
What I do find a casting pattern that avoids people being two different characters in the same scene insofar as possible, then manually adjust if (a) there aren't enough actors or (b) I particularly want someone to play two different characters who appear in a scene together. The only time-consuming part of the process is working out who is in which scene. The actual casting is very quick and simple, and yes, that applies even when I don't have the luxury of 22 actors.
I don't see what having an 'adjacent lines' analysis, or even a 'who speaks to whom' analysis (if such a thing were possible) would add.