Join Rick Allen Lippert for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Video Script Writing.
If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. Once you download them, open up the folder. Let's look first in the Chapter three folder. You'll see some files here that we'll direct you to use at the appropriate time. In Chapter two folder, are some templates I've created that we'll be using throughout this course. I've created templates for both Word and Pages for both the 2ColumnScript and the Video Script.
Let's install these templates. Double click on the 2ColumnScript Word Template. It opens and you see a title page, and it has a two column template. Let's save this as a template, so it will always be on your computer when you want it. Click on File, come down to Save As and lets first give it a title. Lets call this what it is in the Exercise Files. 2ColumnScript, and then on the Format popup, click on Word Template.
That will give it the .dotx extension, but more importantly, it saves it in the appropriate place on your computer so that it's always there when you want to open it, and let's prove that right now. Let's close this document. And go to the file New from Template, and now when we look in the My Templates category, you see it right there. When you double click on it, it opens up to the very same template. Now let's install the Video Script template, double click on it, you'll see that it also has a title page and here is the template for the modified screen play format that I'm calling the Video Script format.
Let's save this as a template. Save As, let's call this Video Script. From the Format popup, click on Word Template, and then click Save. And remember, it's going to the My Templates folder. Which is on your hard drive under Application Support > Microsoft. Ignore that warning, we're okay. Let's prove that we have installed this Video Script template into our chooser. Click on File > New from Template, and there it is, the Video Script.
Just as we have saved it. Now, let's do the pages templates. We'll start with the 2ColumnScript. If we double click on the 2ColumnScript template, you see that it has the template as well as the title Page. The Page's template is just as easy to save. Click on File, come down to Save as Template. It automatically has the right place to put it, let's call this the 2ColumnScript. And click Save. We can close this, let's just go ahead and install the Video Script template, and then we'll check to make sure they're both there.
If you don't want the style drawer open when you open your script, just close that, and you'll see that this is the modified screenplay format where I've added the category for the voice over. It has the title page. Let's save this as a Template. Go to File, save as Template, and we'll call this the Video Script template, and then click Save. We can close this. Now when we go to File > New from Template Chooser, under my Templates we have both the 2ColumnScript and the Video Script.
If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com you don't have access to the Exercise Files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
- 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