Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining a challenge, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- One of the most important parts of your narrative arc…is going to be the challenge, defining the challenge.…And in a nonfiction piece…you might find this actually a little difficult.…What is the challenge?…Hopefully you don't just have a laundry list…of bullet points that you have to get through…because if you do it's going to be very hard…to find this very important piece of the story.…So if you're talking about let's say…the development of a new technology,…or an organization is going in a new direction,…that has to be boiled down into some kind of challenge…that the organization had to overcome,…or the group that was building…the technology had to accomplish,…in order to get to the climax.…
So try to think of your story elements…in terms of where is the challenge here,…what's the central part of this story?…It's going to be a little easier to do this…if you only have one or two characters in the story.…So particularly if you're interview driven…it's going to be a lot easier to boil it down…to one person's challenge that they had to overcome.…
In this course, you'll learn how to write nonfiction scripts that work with a variety of budgets. Taught by Amy DeLouise, a passionate educator who has scripted hundreds of award-winning videos, it's packed with tools and tips for every level of writer and producer. Her script-to-screen workflow will help you develop your story goals and structure, create a narrative arc, work with sound bites, find the right tools to write your script, and pitch your script to clients and stakeholders.
- The benefits of scripting
- Defining your story goals
- Building a story structure, including point of view, characters, and style
- Creating a compelling narrative arc
- Creating a treatment
- Building shooting vs. editing scripts
- Writing before interviewing
- Working with script writing software
- Creating a script template
- Using storyboards for script pitches
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Practical Project Management for Creative Projectswith Richard Harrington2h 30m Appropriate for all
Documentary Editing with Premiere Prowith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
1. Creating and Engaging Nonfiction Stories
Motivating viewers2m 56s
2. Defining Story Goals
3. Building Your Story Structure
4. Creating a Narrative Arc
5. Scripting Workflow
6. Scripting Strategies
7. Script Writing Tools and Formats
8. Tips for Script Pitches and Approvals
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