Scripting a video story means using writing methods that may differ from your normal writing style. Unlike a written article where the reader can go back and re-read portions of the text, the chances that a viewer will go back and listen to a portion of your video are slim to none. For this reason, it’s important to know how to write for the ear.
In This Lesson
Writing for Video
- How writing for video differs from writing traditional copy
- Tips for scripting a video story
- What to avoid when writing for video
Make it Conversational
If you were to open a newspaper and begin reading a news article aloud, chances are you’ll quickly find that the sentences are long, dry, and hard to finish reading without running out of breath. To avoid this, a different repertoire of skills are required when it comes to putting together a video script for someone to recite.
In this activity, students will practice using a more conversational tone by verbally retelling articles that were traditionally written for print. Some assembly of this activity is required of the teacher.