Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video The script workflow checklist and tips, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- It's useful to have a script workflow checklist…just to be sure you're hitting all the points you need to…in your scripting process.…So, let's just walk through a couple of key highlights.…First, you want to start with those primary goals,…the target audience, and the target outcomes.…I just want to remind you,…and I'm sure you already know this,…avoid too many goals.…Everybody always wants to lay on so many goals…or too broad an audience,…and that's just not going to be all that successful,…so, just be sure you try to narrow those things down.…
It may be that you really are creating two different scripts…for two different audiences…and two different target goals.…Make sure you use pre-interviews…if you're doing a documentary style piece…or storyboards if you're doing animation,…and rough out your storyline on paper first.…Ideally, with some kind of read-through.…Maybe some kind of a script treatment,…so you're sure that everybody's on the same page.…You might even try to pull in a few people…who are actually part of the target audience,…
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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