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

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Two-Column, Audiovisual, Split-Page Format

Although the screenplay format discussed in Appendix 1 is used widely for much film, video, and television writing, it is useful to know the two-column, or audiovisual (AV), format as well. This format is used for multiple-camera productions, as well as for advertisements and corporate and instructional videos.

Unlike the screenplay format, which is governed by fairly precise guidelines that have evolved since the beginning of moviemaking, the two-column or AV script format has only a few guidelines, and there are even exceptions to those. However, some conventions have emerged as fairly standard. The ...

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