Chapter 3

The Stages of Script Development

Key Terms

background research and

follow-up questions

revision

investigation

format

scene outline

beat sheet

funnel technique

script

brainstorming

hypothetical questions

scripting software

camera plot

index cards

self-assessment questions

closed questions

inverted funnel

shooting script

concept

leading questions

subject matter experts

content

location research

(SMEs)

creative concept

log line

treatment

decorum

open questions

tunnel

dialogue

outline

visual metaphor

double-barreled questions

picture researchers

voice narration

final draft

pitching

voice-over commentary

first draft script

process

 

Scriptwriting is a process. It begins with gathering information, ...

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