Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Future proofing, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- In our business technology changes all the time…so we're always thinking about future-proofing.…And when you're shooting you're thinking…about 4K, 5K, 8K, who knows how many K.…And editing, different platforms, different software.…But as a writer what we're really thinking about…in terms of future-proofing is actually…how we're handling our documents,…how we're handling the content of those documents…so that it'll make it the easiest for people…who might be dealing with this material way down the line.…So here is a few ways you can future-proof your scripts.…
First of all if you're using interviews…of course have interview transcripts…and make sure that copies of those transcripts…get converted into PDFs and get carried…along the way in the edit process,…preferably in the documents folder…along with your final scripts.…The other thing you're going to want to do…is create an "as aired' version.…I use the term "as aired", which is a broadcast term,…even if I'm working in a non-broadcast format…just because it's a term that means…
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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