HOW TO WRITE VIDEO SCRIPTS
Now that you’ve got your video camera and lights turned on, what are you going to say?
Writing a script for your video is different from any kind of writing you have ever done before. Luckily for us all, video scriptwriting does NOT have to adhere to all the strict rules you learned in English class.
A good video script should be conversational. The style of writing you learned in English class is way too formal for a video script.
When you write a video script, first pretend you are speaking to a friend. What would you say in explaining your subject matter to a friend? Write that down. Then go over it and perfect it with more expressive words.
Read it outloud and listen to yourself. Is it easy to ready or is it full of $10 words? Since video scripts are meant to be read aloud, they should be both easy to read and easy to understand. Don’t use $10 words when a 5 cent word will do. Sentence fragments are OK because that is how people speak.
A good video script draws your viewer in and makes them want to watch. In the articles linked to on this page, you’ll discover a jackpot of information on how to write a quality script for your video.
VIDEO STORYTELLING ARTICLES AND TUTORIALS
Story is really the heart of any video. Here are some articles and tutorials on how to weave a story into your video. With a good story, or at least some good story-telling elements, your video is more likely to be a hit!
In the first link, I even give you free, fill-in-the-blank scripts for talking head videos. No opt-in required! Just download and go! These free scripts can be adapted to most any topic.