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Writing for Visual Media, 2nd Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Appendix

Script Formats

Dual Column: PSA, Documentary, Corporate

The visual look is cold, monochromatic blue.

(MUSIC—increasing tension.) (SFX—The pulse of a racing heart.)

FADE UP ON …

EXT. ALLEY. DAY.

(4 seconds)

An urban alley in a poor part of town. Garbage and debris litter the ground.

(Over this sound, we hear a series of DESPERATE VOICES.)

From a low angle, we look up at a tough, angry thirteen-year-old BOY. A CIGARETTE is jammed into the corner of his mouth. He walks through the alley with anger and attitude, kicking at the trash and smashing his book bag against the wall.

WOMAN’S VOICE (VO)

(angry, frustrated, desperate, rising in pitch, losing control)

(slight echo)

The school called again. What am I going to do with ...

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