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Portable Video, 6th Edition by Edward J. Fink, Norman Medoff

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Scriptwriting

Portable video projects come in all sizes and shapes. They can be long or short, dramatic or comic, fictional or factual. Whatever form they take, they all begin with a script. Scripts are necessary for electronic news gathering (ENG) and electronic field production (EFP) because they are blueprints or diagrams of the way stories are put together.

Regardless of style, intent, or format, video scripts have something in common: They are all written for the spoken word (the ear) and for the visual message (the eye). Writing for video (writing to be seen and heard) is unlike writing for the print media (writing to be read). Readers ...

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