Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Determining style, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
- Style is one of the most important parts…of your infrastructure and, frankly,…the most fun part to think about.…When I'm thinking about style,…I might draw myself some storyboards,…and I'm a terrible artist but that's okay.…I don't have to do the final artwork.…Think about what the style is of my production.…Is it going to be a documentary style…with some talking heads and some natural backgrounds?…It is going to be a really kind of cutty…and you know, very commercial kind of style?…As you can see this is very descriptive photograph.…
Is it going to be maybe something…that's very archival and sort of historical?…Is kind of almost like old film style…and have a lot of sense of history about it?…Is is going to be something that's animated?…Maybe it's going to have…little animated stick-figure characters…and they're all going to be talking to each other…in little sound bubbles?…So I have to kind of describe to myself in my mind…the style before I ever start writing,…because that's obviously going to inform…the way that I write the script,…
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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