CHAPTER 5 WRITING A SCRIPT

There are two key points to remember about scripting:

•  A television script is not just a commentary or dialogue. Your audience is going to be seeing pictures while they listen to the commentary. They will probably also be hearing incidental music and sound effects. A good script marries all of those elements so that they are working together.

•  Any commentary is going to be spoken out loud. You must write commentary in such a way that it is easy for a narrator to read and easy for your audience to listen to and understand. The audience will only get one chance to hear it and they won’t be able to see it. That may seem obvious but it means writing scripts is very different from writing something that is going to ...

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