Scriptwriting

The Storyboard

 

Storyboarding has never been so easy, using an Apple iPad you can create very comprehensive storyboards which can be saved as a PDF and printed. If you wish to produce your own storyboard visit the Apple APP store and search for storyboard.

                                                 

Storyboards are useful but not always necessary I find all you need is an approved script and a filming schedule.

Script

The script is the key to a good story, from the script we can start to imagine the shots needed to fill the words.

It might read as follows :

"The key thing to remember is that this must be done at a pace the patient is able to cope with, using communication skills within the context of a trusting relationship."

 

SHOOTING SCRIPT :

Shot 122  Page 2 of ACP  Voice over by John McQuisten  

( VO = Voice over) (WS = Wide shot) (CU = Close up)

VO "The key thing to remember is that this must be done at a pace the patient is able to cope with"  
SHOT    (WS) Nurse and patient talking about the care plan

VO "using communication skills within the context of a trusting relationship."
SHOT    Patient (CU) smiling at the nurse

 

Filming Schedule :

21st April 2011 Thursday 

9.30am      Patients house to set up       Filming with 2 cameras, 3 LED lights, sound kit (radio mics)

10.00am    Filming till 13.00

13.00          LUNCH

 

This is just to give you a few hints and tips to producing your own script and filming schedule as I always tell my clients the best person to produce a script is the person who knows the company or the procedure the best, that is usually the client. Remember we only need a basic script in order to convey the initial story, filming schedules are usually in collaboration with the director or cameraman. 

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