The gist is this article is how to write a commercial script that is effective to make sure the best product is showcased and audience is lured in. Read on to know more.
- Work with the beliefs
You will be tempted to skip this, but don’t. Building a belief lets your team to solicit answers to essential project questions. This is done so as to get everyone on the same page. This is needed because if 75 percent of the people are involved in editing, and if someone disagrees with a part and want it to be redone on how the product is a solution, then everything will have to be worked on again. This leads to wastage of time and resources.
- When working with briefs, focus on goals, topic, and takeaways
The brief is just the tip of an iceberg. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should ask essential questions and answer them to make an effective video script such as:
- What is the goal of the video? What is its purpose in the first place?
- Who is this video being made for?
- What is the narrow video topic?
- What are the takeaways involved?
- What should audience learn from it?
- What is your CTA? What do you want them to do after they are done watching it?
- Learn the essentials of script writing
Once a topic has been chosen, you need to write a script. It doesn’t have to be fancy at all, know that you are not trying to win an award here. The gist is to keep it functional and making it easy for people to understand the message you are trying to get across and acting natural at the same time. You need to write it in plain, conversational English. It needs to be written in a perspective of the presenter of the video and how you want the person to speak.
- Make the script thorough and brief
It just doesn’t have to contain dialogues only, so if you have multiple shots, scenes or characters, include those details as well. Ensure to entail other necessary input like stage or set actions like costume change. If the video transitions to a close up shot of the product, then mention that as well. It means that to script clear notes on any kind of changes on the screen. It helps in saving time while filming.