Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Why and how do nonfiction stories engage?, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- So let's talk about why and how stories engage…because it's a really important thing to think about…when you're working on a non-fiction project.…Of course, we always think about the characters…in a drama or a comedy in fiction but really…we have some similar issues to tackle…when we're writing non-fiction scripts.…One of the things I like to think about…is what non-fiction has in common with fiction,…and the first thing is compelling characters.…So you have to really think about…the characters that you're developing and…why they might be important to the audience.…
Another thing that fiction and non-fiction stories…have in common is a story arc that draws us in…as viewers and we're going to dive deep…into that a little bit later in the class…and talk about building a narrative arc.…And also another thing that all stories have in common…is there has to be some reason why we care about this story.…I think sometimes when we're working in…the non-fiction space we might have a client…or an executive producer give us a list of bullet points…
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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