Video production is collaborative. While the final product may look seamless, there are lots of moving parts—and a whole team of people who help make the movie magic happen. The person who touches the project first is usually the writer: the one responsible for crafting a story that engages the audience and creates an emotional connection. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the writer’s role in creating compelling video scripts.
Writers start by developing the concept behind the video. They might engage in practical research, asking the key question: what type of story will resonate with the target audience? Once they have a clear understanding of their audience, they can begin to consider the story they want to tell. Some writers will begin with an outline to get a sense of the script’s structure, while others work holistically, tackling the complete piece right from the start. The characters need to be identified and fleshed out: even when using real people, the writer can still build a sense of their personality into the script. Compelling dialogue or narration is key to creating a script that is engaging, informative, and memorable. The language has to feel inclusive of the audience, reflective of the brand’s values; it should be natural and engaging, keeping the audience watching and listening because they’re so invested.
The tone of a script is generally reflective of the brand or product being marketed. Understanding the sort of tone that will work best requires the writer to have a working knowledge and understanding of both the target audience and the company itself. The tone can range from serious and informative to edgy to lighthearted: there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all when writing a video script.
We may picture a writer alone in a room with a computer, but that’s not entirely accurate. In video production, the writer has to collaborate with other members of the production team—including the director, editor, and sound designer—to make sure the script is in line with the rest of the team’s vision for the video. The script itself needs to support the visual and audio elements of the video, and be viable within the constraints of the budget and other production requirements.
In conclusion, the writer’s role in crafting compelling video scripts is crucial to the success of the production. A talented writer can bring the story to life, making all the difference in the final product. At Front Runner Films, our team of writers can help bring your story to life with humor and heart. So why wait? Get in touch with us today and let’s bring your story to life.