The video production script is your written vision of what it will take to get your video made and more importantly…
The "Road Map" on
how to get there...!
No matter if you’re videoing a simple birthday party or making a Hollywood movie… Using some form of a script will help organize your effort.
It is done so that you can shoot the right footage and gather all the other material you need to complete the video production process.
It also can be a plan that will not only help you in your Pre-production work...
But... help you also to build your video in Production and Post-production more rapidly and efficiently.
Even if it’s only a few notes to yourself... using a script will help you stay organized!
Settling on a video production script and following it allows you to navigate and stay on course throughout the post-production of the project and not give in...too much anyway... (smile) ... to the inevitable creative temptations to change parts and sections of your video “a million times” during its production!
A good script will keep you on track…! And… most importantly… Will help you produce a video that you can be proud of!
Generally you start a video production with an outline of what the “story” or “message” of your video will be. It will be your blueprint for the visual telling of the story or event.
script itself is usually developed from the thoughts or discussions centered on
the outline. A
script is in a linear structure that is made up of parts... and
all of these parts make up the whole video.
The script details such things as the...
The script will include all the ingredients that will go into your production. It is your guide!
The video production script is part of the video production process and is normally written before the production is started, but in some situations however, such as a live event that is being filmed or...something unexpected or newsworthy happens... A video production script might be developed after the event.
This type of script would be used to create a coherent story or viewpoint for the video after shooting the material for it. You can use it in post-production when you're doing your digital video editing of the material.How do you write the script? Here's an article that will give you a good general idea of how to get started on one.
Depending on the size and scope of your video production you may work with various types and combinations of scripts.
Here are a few of the main types that you may use...
The "Outline Script"...
This is a short description of the production based on the original idea for the project. It should also contain information about the estimated time and resources required to make the video. The purpose of the outline script is to make the writing process more efficient and focused.
Using an outline will help you produce a Full Script that will meet the objectives of the original idea and be achievable within the budget that you have.
The "Camera Script"...
The camera script is a cue sheet indicating the various camera positions to be used in shooting a scene. A camera script usually outlines for the camera operator or operators... The exact...
And... precise camera moves the director wants throughout the scene.
The "Full Script"...
This is the main script for everyone involved in the project. It’s where the script writer breaks the story down in sequence... Page by page and scene by scene describing the...
As well as... all dialogs.
This type of script will also commonly show the locations for shooting and other resources required for the video production as well.
Once your script has been worked out as fully as possible…
This leads naturally in to creating the Storyboard...!
Have fun...! Dan