Being a superb writer doesn’t mean that you are also an excellent scriptwriter. Freelance Screenwriters write scripts for television, film, some even write scripts for video games it directly engaging the viewer’s attention, their senses and feeling with sound and image. Conveying magic to audience made silver screen ever so popular.
In short, whatever you’re trying to promote – whether its ideas, entertainment, product or video sells, possible only when you know how to use its language.
Release yourself from the logic of the written page.
Stop thinking academic paper, formal masterpieces and readily narratives. A picture tells many words- hence giving you the chance of skipped voice words altogether, if this fit your aim best.
Two or more images of blooming nature, green and singing of a robin gives a freshness of a spring morning despite of lengthy flowery description in very short time.
Meanwhile, some opportune words spelled by actors add new look to sequence, performing second layer meaning. Actually, video employs a “syntax” particular to it; to be a successful scriptwriter you have to think along the lines of a quite different paradigm.
Say what you have to say – but make it fast.
Your script must convey the message within time duration. A TV commercial may time duration from 30 to 90 seconds, while typical infomercial runtime from 2 to 6 minutes or even more and videos runtime .
Make contacts in the industry.
In any business, who you know is as important as what you know. This is especially true in the entertainment industry, where a relatively small number of people make most of the decisions about who gets hired for what. Get to know as many powerful people as possible.
Write a script what audience wants.
Write a script that will play around with the audience’s imagination. Once you have their attention, it will be much easier to continue with the script. Always make your audience wonder what’s going to happen next.
A good script should get the audience involved as the story unfolds. For example, great heroes in the movies should inspire your audience, and villains should make the audience feel the need to jump onto the screen.
Here’s a video which gives you a quick overview of the Celtx A/V script module.