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How To Write A Video Script
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How to write a video script

You might be a writer in other kind of media like in print journalism or literary writing. Writing for video however is different though you can also apply the writing skills that you have in other fields.

For us to learn how to write a video script, let us see the characteristics of a video and see how can we make our script for those characteristics:

1. Video is visual

Since video is visual, you must write visually. Since things are already seen, you don't have to tell all the details anymore because they can already see what's happening. All you have to do is like put some captions on those videos.

example:

Narrative: He is entering the very wide room full of people. Video script: He enters the room (show the very wide room full of people)

2. Video shows motion

You need then to translate stories into motion.

example:

Narrative: He then ran as fast as he can and said, "Come on! Chase me if you can!" Video script: Character: Come on! Chase me if you can (run very fast)

The steps in writing a video script varies from one kind of video to another. So here, let me just show you the steps on how to write a video script in general:

1. Conceptualize and research for a good idea or topic.

2. Think of a good title and write the summary of the story of the video.

3. Write the whole story in a narrative form.

4. Write a draft two column script. The first column contains the audio and the second the video. The audio column then contains the information such as dialogue, narrations, and sound effects. In the video column, the video shots, texts, and video graphics are placed.

5. Make a storyboard (optional). It's up to you if you also wanted to make a storyboard. This is the drawings (like comics) of the shots that will be recorded in the video.

6. In between step number five and this step is the shooting. After the shooting, you will then make a final two column script that will serve as a guide for the video editor. The video column then here includes the timecodes (minutes and seconds in a video clip that the shot is found) and the file names of the videos taken.

So that's the steps on how to write a video script in general. As I said, the steps on how to write a video script varies in many different kinds of videos. How to write a video script for a documentary is not the same on the steps on how to write a video script for a movie. The format is also different. As a video script writer, it's good to have a knowledge on how the video production is done as a whole for you to know how to work with other members of the team.

Having those things in mind. just learn the steps on how to write a video script in the type of video that you are making. Format differs also but you can actually make your own. The important thing is, your cameraman and video editor must understand it. Of course you must be there to explain your script to them.


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