DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPLES OF SCRIPT WRITING
Define and identify the principles of visual information script writing
(audio and video), and the various camera movements that support a
Given information and illustrations relating to the principles of visual
information script writing and camera movements.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding
correctly to at least 80 percent of the multiple-choice test concerning
definitions and the principles of visual information script writing and
Learning Event 1:
DEFINE AND IDENTIFY THE PRINCIPLES OF VISUAL INFORMATION SCRIPT WRITING
Before you start to write your script there are principles, or guide-
lines, that you should be familiar with.
The next few paragraphs will
discuss these principles.
Before we get started, however, there is one
factor that we need to stress, and that is creativity. No matter how much
we dwell on these principles, your ability to be creative will mark the
difference between a "good script" and a "bad script." Also, as the writer,
personalize the script by using "you should", "you will", and "you know", as
Although the treatment helped you to organize
the overall theme of the script, and the outline organized the material your
script will cover, you still need to think about organization as you begin
to write the script in draft form.
a. Should you systematically go through the whole outline making a
picture for each heading and fact?
Is it best to organize your script
logically or to build from the simple to the complex, regardless of the
There is no single best way by which the details of the
content outline can be transformed into meaningful, related pictures and
Two approaches have been established through experience, but they
are by no means the only sound ones.