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Script Writing

Script Writing

As we all know, there are numerous new emerging fields and careers that one can opt for in today’s world. In other words, the measure of success are now not only doctors, engineers and lawyers, but a good YouTuber can also earn more than enough to support himself and his family.

However, if you’re of the view that becoming a Vlogger or YouTuber can save you from the hard work required to earn dollars, you’re wrong!

Like any other career or job, Vlogging also requires a lot of time and drudgery. Nevertheless, if becoming a vlogger is what you wish, you’d find the job particularly interesting. Plus, like any other work, when it comes to creating your content as a vlogger, the more you sow the more you reap.

So, are you ready to devote yourself to hours of vlogging on end? Then it would be best for you to know more about this arduous, but highly interesting job.

Firstly, when it comes to making a video, always remember to have a script. Because, as they say, a YouTube channel's content is much like a web series, which means a good script can have a great effect on the quality of your video content.

In other words, a video without a script would be just you rumbling around, unable to clearly deliver a well-defined message to the viewers. And no one wants that, right?

Thus, today we're here not only to emphasize the importance of script writing but also to present you with some great ways of creating quality video content. So, are you ready?

Does Your Video Need a Script?

As you might already know, the process of working with your video content depends on the type of video that you’re planning to make. For instance, if it’s a product review, scripting could be of great help. Same goes for training, educational, and how-to videos.

Also, if there’s a lot of information that needs to be covered in a single video, better write a script beforehand!

However, in case you’re planning to create a travel vlog type of a video, you can totally make it work without having a pre-written script.

Consequently, always keep in mind the type of video that you’re going to make before adapting to a video scripting process.

Would Your Video Really Benefit from a Script?

Without a script at hand, there’s always the fear of forgetting what you’ve planned to say in that 10-minutes long video. A script is not only a great way of remembering what to say, but it can also make your video appear more organized.

Moreover, a well-written script enables you to deliver a clear and concise message to your viewers. As in, you won’t go off topic when you’ve scripted all that you need to say!

Plus, with a script, you can go without having to memorize everything, while being able to save your audience from getting bored with the unnecessary babble. Also, scripting is a great time-saving technique!

The Process of Writing a Script

Once you have a clear idea of your video and what you want to tell the audience, start doing your research, and then move on to the job of scripting.

You can divide your script into four different parts that we’ve described below:

1. The Hook of The Script

This is obviously the most important part because without a good hook you won't be able to catch your audience. Wondering what the hook actually refers to? Well, in easier words, it's much like a newspaper headline that's delivered in the very beginning of the video. That's the reason why it better be catchy because you don't want your viewers to leave without watching the complete video.

You can create a good hook by telling your audience what the video is all about, making them believe that the video would provide answers to their questions, and by adding a touch of humor or emotions.

2. Intro of the Script

If you plan on creating a short video, you can always skip the intro part.

Nevertheless, an intro can be great if you want to tell the viewers a bit about yourself and what you do. Plus, it’s always good to provide the audience with a lead in the topic that you’re covering, and why it’s important to them.

Though make sure that you don’t script a long intro, keeping it concise and clear is the key!

If you want to, you can also add a small call to action in this part by asking your viewers to like, subscribe and share.

3. Body of the Script

The main section of your complete video, the body is where you actually tell the audience what they’ve come to hear. Answer their questions, provide solutions to their problems, and deliver all the information that they’re looking for.

As you might have guessed, intro requires the most of drafting, scripting, editing, and re-writing. So, if you wish to have a properly organized video, do your best you’re while planning on what to say in this part.

Avoid using fancy words and long phrases. Make your content as easy to understand as possible.

A great way of improving your relationship with the viewers is by drafting the body of your script in a manner to make it feel more like a conversation, rather than a boring lecture.

4. The Call to Action

Even if the viewers enjoyed your video, they are likely to forget to take the desired action of subscribing, liking, sharing or leaving comments.  Yes, this does happen!

Which is why it’s important to remind them to do all that. If they’re still watching the video at this point, then it’s obvious that they like it and would take the action.

If you miss out on a call to action, the viewers are most likely to just jump onto the next video, and you don’t want that to happen!

All in all, a good script is what consequently leads to a great video!