CHAPTER 5 Writing for Video

Action is character.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


  • Camera script: Adds full details of the production treatment to the left side of the “rehearsal script” and usually also includes the shot numbers, cameras used, positions of camera, basic shot details, camera moves, and switcher instructions (if used).
  • Cue card: The talent may read questions or specific points from a cue card that is positioned near the camera. Generally it is held next to the camera lens.
  • Format (running order): The show format lists the items or program segments in a show in the order they are to be shot. The format generally shows the duration of each segment and possibly the camera assignments.
  • Full script: A fully scripted program includes detailed ...

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