You are a video producer, right? So why should you concern yourself with how to write a screenplay? Because a time may come when you have to get your ideas from paper to video, and you need to explain to a financial backer, crew and cast how your idea plays out.
How To videos and training videos are everywhere - from how to install a car engine to how to saddle a horse and how to build a model train. Many people think that since they know how to do something well enough, that they can use video sharing to teach these skills or techniques. Not necessarily.
Finding the right angle on a story can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. However, knowing your limitations and some factors that affect their potential can help you to find a story angle that is achievable and interesting.
Research is an integral part to making a story deep, credible, and accurate. As such, we will show you both how to form revealing questions and what sources you can use to answer them in an accurate way.
There are many ways to tell a story. Whether you are planning to participate in your documentary, motivate people to act on a cause, or merely allow your audience to observe an event unfold, we will show you how your approach can tell a story that will engage your audience.
Structure is the spine that gives a documentary organization and meaning. We will help you start off on the right foot by showing you some common ways to make a solid story structure that your audience will want to emotionally invest themselves in.