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Normally, when you say about writing a script you think more about a movie, short film or a chapter of a series. Have you ever considered writing a script for a video blog? This is a format that is becoming more and more popular. It is a new audiovisual format that is used to disseminate information on a specific topic and has a periodic publication.
Have you ever considered making one? It is a good opportunity to show what you can do and it does not have too much cost, to say nothing. This is because there are many platforms where you can upload your videos for free. Of course, you have to keep in mind that the basis of all the development of the video blog or vlog is the script. Because it will help you structure the content of the video.
How to write the script for a video blog?
Here are three simple steps to create a script for your video blog.
- Definition of the message
It doesn’t matter what idea you want to develop. In order to tell a story in audiovisual media you have to always keep in mind that you are going to need a beginning, a middle and an end. This structure will help you when establishing the stages that make up the story.
But first you have to define the topic to be addressed: health, environment, technology … There are many topics to talk about! The second thing is that you are very clear about what message or idea you want to convey at the end of the video. Thus, to explain some type of tool, the script must be based on the characteristics and functions of said tool, for example. In short, it is to take into account where you want to go and this will make the subsequent modifications that, surely, you have to make during the production of the video easier.
- Brainstorming (brainstorming)
Once it is clear what the purpose of the message is, it is time to choose the elements that will contextualize the topic. A brainstorming or brainstorming is a practice that is used in the advertising sector as a starting point for advertising campaigns. This practice can also be extrapolated, as well as using mind maps so as not to forget the keywords to include in the video. To this must be added that the duration of the video must be taken into account in order to focus on one aspect or be as concise as possible. Do not forget that you have to take more advantage of the visual resource and not abuse the voice over so much. It is not yet time to think about Professional Video Animation Company the structure or the order in which the information will be given.
- Put together the script
It’s time to structure your ideas on the basis of a script. It’s time to take the previously developed mind map and start putting together paragraphs that incorporate your keywords. In this way, a story will be created with subjects, dialogues, voice-overs, and scenarios. Once the idea is structured, a type of script (literary, technical or storyboard) will be used. Perhaps the most practical script is the literary one. This has the information about the subjects that are going to intervene in the video, their dialogues, as well as the voice-over. Once you have the text, it is advisable to read it to know how long it will last. In case of exceeding the established time it will be necessary to reduce the text paragraphs, which can be replaced by images.
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