Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Writing documentaries
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Writing documentaries

451
views

Published on

Published in: Business, Spiritual

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
451
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
26
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Writing documentaries• Fiction• Non-fiction
  • 2. FICTION• From the mind of the writer.• Dramas.• Soaps.• Commercials.• Features.• Situation comedies.• Interactive games.
  • 3. NON-FICTION• Based on historical information.• Based on supposed facts.• News.• Documentaries.• Training video.• Educational video.
  • 4. VISUAL THINKING• Script is a blue print.• TV/Film - strong visuals – Actions, not words – Shown, not discussed• Audio - strong aural sensations – Verbal, sound effects – Recognizable sounds• Multimedia - balanced
  • 5. PREPARATION• Research – Careful & accurate – Libraries, digital sources – Lexis, Nexis, Google, search engines• Premise – Concept reduced to simple statement• Synopsis – Few paragraphs-basic story
  • 6. FORMATS• Single column-master scene – Drama – Single camera• Two-column – TV, news, documentaries• Semi-scripted – Documentaries – Commercials
  • 7. FICTION SCRIPTS• Three-act structure – 1. Establish plot, characters, conflict – 2. Introduce new characters, rising tensions – 3. Build to climax, resolution• Narrative structure.• Characterization.• Theme.
  • 8. FICTION SCRIPTS• Adaptation• Sitcoms-commercials• Multimedia – Non-linear - branches – Audience makes choices – Each segment must fit Games, interactive stories
  • 9. NON-FICTION SCRIPTS• Follow same structure as fiction• Greater emphasis on argument – Rhetorical• Greater emphasis on factual material – Expository• Let’s viewer make choice• Natural Interviews
  • 10. NON-FICTION SCRIPTS• News- accurate, simple.• Talk shows- rigid format• Spots- commercials, PSAs, Promos• Instructional-clear & accurate• Interactive training