Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining point of view, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
- You're building your story infrastructure.…You've thought about your characters.…You've thought about your setting,…but now you need to think about point of view.…What do I mean by point of view?…Well, I'll just call it POV here.…I like to think about who's the main voice of this video?…Is the voice a "we" voice?…Are we talking about something that we're all going to do?…Is it an "I" voice?…Am I talking about something that I'm doing?…Is each character speaking in their own "I" voice?…Maybe it's a "you" voice.…
Lots of how-to videos are "you,"…like this very one.…"You might want to do this.…"You might want to do that,"…so you have to think a little bit about the point of view…in terms of the verbiage that you're going to use.…And then you always have to think about…who's going to be doing that speaking?…Do you have a protagonist?…Is there somebody who's really…the main voice of this video,…the person who everybody's going to see things…through that person's eyes?…That's an important character and point of view.…
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
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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