Writing For Visual Media / Edition 1

Writing For Visual Media / Edition 1

by Anthony Friedmann
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Taylor & Francis

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Writing For Visual Media / Edition 1

Writing for Visual Media focuses on the fundamental problems faced by writers beginning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. This book takes the student from basic concepts to a first level of practice through an explicit method that trains students to consistently identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, it helps them acquire the skill and confidence they need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentary, ads, PSAs, tv series and other types of visual narrative. Writing for Visual Media also has a chapter on writing for interactive media, including promotions, instructional programs, and games.

The book makes the student aware of current electronic writing tools and scriptwriting software through a companion CD-ROM, which offers links to demos and enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts.

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ISBN-13: 9780240803876
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1:Defining the Problem. Describing One Medium Through Another; Describing Sight and Sound; The Stages of Script Development; A Seven Step Method for Developing a Creative Concept; Part 2: Solving Communication Problems with Visual Media. ADs and PSAs; Corporate Video; Training and Educational Video; Documentaries and Nonfictional Narratives; Part 3: Entertaining With Visual Media. Dramatic Structure and Form; Writing Techniques for Long-Form Scripts; Televison Series, Sitcoms and Soaps; Part 4: Writing for Interactive Media. Nonlinear Programs for New Media; Part 5: Anticipating Professional Issues. You Can Get Paid To Do This; Script Formats; Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index

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