Join Rick Allen Lippert for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing to write, part of Video Script Writing.
…After defining your video's audience, it's purpose and…it's finished look, you're almost ready to write.…But first you have a few more questions to ask, before you start your research.…As you prepare to write, a good question to ask is do…you do all of your shooting first, and then write the script?…Or do you write it all out, and then go shoot it?…Perhaps you want to shoot discovery…interviews of your subject matter experts.…I will tell you that this is a very expensive way to go about doing this.…
You've taken the whole crew out there, the sound, the…camera, the lights, everything, just to find out what they say.…And they may not say anything worthwhile. Another way to do this would be to…pre-interview your subject matter experts, perhaps audio only, for later shooting.…This way you don't spend nearly as much money…on the crew, just to find out what they're going to say.…And if you do the pre-interview, then you can insert…into the script a placeholder, where you paraphrase what they say.…Because they're not going to say it the exact same way twice.…
- Establishing the goals and purpose of an informational video
- Understanding the modes of persuasion
- Setting up two-column scripts
- Using script templates
- Analyzing the audience
- Creating an outline
- Writing the first draft
- Finalizing the script
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 04/10/2018. What changed?
A: We revised the videos on setting up two-column scripts in Microsoft Word and Apple Pages, and added new videos that show how to perform the same task in Google Docs.