Writing for Visual Media

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 432 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

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
INTRODUCTION
Defining the Problem
CHAPTER
Describing one medium through another Writingnot tobe readbut to bemade Writing producing and directing
Writing with dialogue Writing withoutdialogue Conclusion CHAPTER 2 Asevenstep method for developing a creative
The stages of script development
CHAPTER 4
Propaganda Other documentary applications
media
CHAPTER 9
Meetings withavisual
Conclusion CHAPTER 10 Television series sitcomsand soaps Thepremise for series sitcoms and soaps
Devices thatteach and entertain
Writing for Interactive and Mobile Media
Writing for interactive communications

Solving Communication Problems with
Selling telling training
Focus groupsQuestionnaires
Getting background andproduct knowledge
Documentary and nonfiction narrative
Scripted and unscripted approaches
Writing for interactive entertainment
Writing formobile media
Anticipating Professional Issues
Script
INDEX
Copyright

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