Writing for Visual Media

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 399 pages
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Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention. The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the registration instructions on the site.



* There are no boring subjects, only boring writers. This book shows you how to connect with your audience, no matter what the subject.
* Learn to think and write visually for films, PSAs, instructional media, training videos, and many other genres.
* Robust companion web site features many scripts; storyboards; video clips of scenes produced from the script examples; and an interactive glossary of camera shots, movements, and transitions. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the instructions for registration on the web site.
  

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I have never taught a digital media class before, and it will probably be awhile before I do it again, but I did find a few useful bits of information in this textbook. However, this book is meant ... Read full review

Contents

Whats on the Website
1
Defining the Problem
2
Solving Communication Problems with Visual Media
77
Entertaining With Visual Media
155
Writing for Interactive and Mobile Media
247
Anticipating Professional Issues
321
Script formats
341
Bibliography
361
Glossary
367
Index
389
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Currently an associate professor in Sam Houston State University's Mass Communications program, Anthony Friedmann has an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and was trained as a filmmaker at the London School of Film Technique. After twenty-one years of writing, producing, and directing film, multi-image, and video, he taught video production, interactive multimedia, and scriptwriting at various colleges. He continues to write scripts for corporate clients and also to develop independent projects. His work ranges from feature film to corporate video for English, American and French clients. Bartleby, which he wrote and directed, won Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 1971. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and the Broadcast Education Association.
Currently an associate professor in Sam Houston State University's Mass Communications program, Anthony Friedmann has an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and was trained as a filmmaker at the London School of Film Technique. After twenty-one years of writing, producing, and directing film, multi-image, and video, he taught video production, interactive multimedia, and scriptwriting at various colleges. He continues to write scripts for corporate clients and also to develop independent projects. His work ranges from feature film to corporate video for English, American and French clients. Bartleby, which he wrote and directed, won Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 1971. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and the Broadcast Education Association.

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