CHAPTER 5Writing for Video



Action is character.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald


Key Terms

image 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).

image 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 ...

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