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Writing for Visual Media, 2nd Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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A Seven-Step Method for Developing a Creative Concept

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Knowing how to describe visuals, sound, and action so that a production team can understand your intentions is the essential task of a scriptwriter. However, knowing this does not help you come up with a program idea or construct a script. How scripts get started is often a mystery to the beginner. One thing is certain. You do not just start describing scenes and write a first draft script. That is a recipe for failure. Scriptwriting is preceded by a great deal of thinking. It is probably true to say that writers in the media business are paid to think as much as to write. Once you have done the right thinking, the writing follows as night follows day. We now outline the steps needed to ...

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