Explain The Skill Set Of The Video Script Writer
Posted by rycoweb on September 2nd, 2013
As anyone who script writes for video will tell you, it is a challenging activity and a daunting prospect. It is a complex subject that requires some elucidation and a few practical pointers to help the apprentice adapt to the skill set demanded. Just like any other form of writing there is a knack to script writing. It can be learned by any technical writer with an interest in the visual writing domain. Certain elements impinge on a script writer’s modus operandi making it a more multi dimensional process. The aspiring video script writer has to consider the many elements of a video production such as: the camera movement, sound effects, presenter message, character, music, dialogue and story line delivery.
Writing for a visual medium rather than for print requires a visualisation process where the writer or communicator learns to let the video speak instead of the words. Conversations in writing have to be realistic and writing dialogue which has to be cultivated as a skill - is usually a foreign skill for most technical writers. A vital cross over skill is learning to operate a time constraint on a corporate video production in Belfast. This affects the style of writing and is something that the script writer has to adapt to very quickly – the average video promotional production is 30 seconds – anything over that is a viewer turn off, where brand promotions are concerned. There are a number of skills to be accomplished for a budding script writer to become fully fledged:
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This article is written by Damien Ryan. He is associated with Rycoweb. Rycoweb is an ethical company who specialise in making their clients/online partners money, ensuring high levels of ROI and maximising profit margins, locally and internationally. They have offices in the UK and Ireland, but work internationally for clients of all sizes in multiple industries.
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