Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Multicolumn format and software, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- So, we talked about the Hollywood screenplay format,…but what other options do you have?…Well, one of the standard tools in the nonfiction field,…especially for short form,…is the multi-column script.…This is a well recognized tool.…Editors are very familiar with it,…so everybody knows that you're going…to have your video column on the left side…and your audio column on the right side.…If you're like me and you work a lot…with graphical material,…then you may even have many more columns than that…and I'll show you some examples.…So, what kind of software is available to you?…Well, there have been several different packages…that have come and gone,…but the one thing that seems to stay consistent…is Microsoft Word…and you can build your own multi-column template.…
So, let's take a look at how to do that.…Here's a typical two column script,…with visuals on the left hand side,…audio on the right hand side.…In this case, the audio is a combination…of narration voice-over and also snippets from interviews.…This is the video with Maria in it…
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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