labeled "BMI" (British Music Industry) can be used. Those with other labels
like "ASCAP" (American Society of Composers and Publishers) cannot be used.
Check with HQ, TRADOC, at Ford Monroe, Virginia, to clear any recordings you
may want to use before incorporating them into your script.
format for both video and audio script writing will be addressed later.
Below are things to remember about audio.
a. Write for the ear of the student.
b. Distinguish between voice-over and character writing.
c. Use sound effects and music carefully.
Learning Event 5:
IDENTIFY AND DEFINE SCRIPT WRITING TECHNIQUES
Writing for a visual information script, that is, for a narrator or
character, is different from writing for a book (a reader).
certain rules that you must follow so the narrator will say exactly what is
intended to be said. The following are a few of the rules that should be
observed when writing a script:
a. The period. As in any writing, the period indicates the end of a
sentence or thought.
More periods are used in script writing because the
sentences are generally shorter and more conversational.
b. The comma. Use the comma to indicate a pause shorter than a period.
Don't use the comma unless you want the narrator to pause.
c. The dash. Use the dash to set off parenthetical expressions.
example: NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization - voted to ...".
d. The hyphen. Use the hyphen to help narrators in phrasing difficult
words and to instruct them to pronounce individual elements distinctly.
re-adjust, re-evaluate, PAN-AM
e. The dots.
Occasionally, you can use a series of three dots to
indicate a pause longer than that of a comma. The series of three dots can
also be used for a dramatic effect:
The jury foreman announced in a clear firm voice...
off nicknames, titles of books, and plays, etc.
The Division - better known as the "Flying Blue Devils" -