Writing documentaries• Fiction• Non-fiction
FICTION•   From the mind of the writer.•   Dramas.•    Soaps.•   Commercials.•   Features.•   Situation comedies.•   Inter...
NON-FICTION•   Based on historical information.•   Based on supposed facts.•   News.•   Documentaries.•   Training video.•...
VISUAL THINKING• Script is a blue print.• TV/Film - strong visuals   – Actions, not words   – Shown, not discussed• Audio ...
PREPARATION• Research  – Careful & accurate  – Libraries, digital sources  – Lexis, Nexis, Google, search engines• Premise...
FORMATS• Single column-master scene  – Drama  – Single camera• Two-column  – TV, news, documentaries• Semi-scripted  – Doc...
FICTION SCRIPTS• Three-act structure   – 1. Establish plot, characters, conflict   – 2. Introduce new characters, rising t...
FICTION SCRIPTS• Adaptation• Sitcoms-commercials• Multimedia   – Non-linear - branches   – Audience makes choices   – Each...
NON-FICTION SCRIPTS• Follow same structure as fiction• Greater emphasis on argument   – Rhetorical• Greater emphasis on fa...
NON-FICTION SCRIPTS•   News- accurate, simple.•   Talk shows- rigid format•   Spots- commercials, PSAs, Promos•   Instruct...
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  1. 1. Writing documentaries• Fiction• Non-fiction
  2. 2. FICTION• From the mind of the writer.• Dramas.• Soaps.• Commercials.• Features.• Situation comedies.• Interactive games.
  3. 3. NON-FICTION• Based on historical information.• Based on supposed facts.• News.• Documentaries.• Training video.• Educational video.
  4. 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. 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. 6. FORMATS• Single column-master scene – Drama – Single camera• Two-column – TV, news, documentaries• Semi-scripted – Documentaries – Commercials
  7. 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. 8. FICTION SCRIPTS• Adaptation• Sitcoms-commercials• Multimedia – Non-linear - branches – Audience makes choices – Each segment must fit Games, interactive stories
  9. 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. 10. NON-FICTION SCRIPTS• News- accurate, simple.• Talk shows- rigid format• Spots- commercials, PSAs, Promos• Instructional-clear & accurate• Interactive training
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