What it Takes to Be a Video Scriptwriter – Part 2

You need to have a great deal of imagination to write good video scripts.

Following the previous post on what you need to be a good video scriptwriter, here are three other important traits:

Imagination and Creativity—The script is meant to deliver a story that would be portrayed visually. Naturally, it must be lucid and precise so that the output would look as it should. This can be quite challenging especially if you’re not very imaginative and creative. A scriptwriter must be able to play scenes in his or her head and transform them into words in such a manner that could concretize imagination into reality.

Analytical ability—A web video scriptwriter must also be able to pin down the needs and wants of his or her target audience. It is important that he or she is able to classify which truly is important and which isn’t. This ability can save a lot of resources in the long run, not to mention the psychological and emotional stress that may accumulate during production.

Selling skill—It is possible that the marketer is the same with the web video scriptwriter but this may not always be the case. Anyhow, it is important for each to have a little skill of the other. This will make the goals of both jobs more attainable. If you’re a writer who can effectively present ideas and entice audience to take action, then actual sales can definitely be more favorable. Ability to work on a team—Whether you like it or not, a scriptwriter isn’t always nerdy, weird, and lonely. He or she has to work with people too. It is crucial him or her to be cooperative at all circumstances to ensure that the project will turn out the best way it can.

Understandably, it can take a great deal of time to develop these traits. If you’re still in the process of honing them, you might want to consider tapping an internet video company that can help you with scriptwriting for your videos.


Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Scriptwriter? – Part 1

What do you need to write good video scripts?

Not everyone is cut to be a web video scriptwriter and this is the truth we should learn to deal with. No matter how grand a production is, it won’t matter unless there’s a well-crafted script to work on in the first place. If you’re a scriptwriter- wannabe but uncertain on whether you truly have what it takes for the job, then you must take this entry seriously. Here we will enumerate some of the qualities a good web video scriptwriter should have.

Basic writing skill—You may be raising an eyebrow on this. Of course you should have the basic writing skill! However, this isn’t true in everyone who aims to be a scriptwriter. Some people just think that it’s cool to be nerdy and weird so they want to be a writer. If you’re one of these folks, then think about it one more time. Any scriptwriter must be able to write clearly and concisely. He or she must have an above-average command of the language. If you don’t have it, then you got some serious work to do.

Interest in diverse topics—As a writer, you won’t be able to choose the topic you’re going to work on all the time. There will be instances when the boss or the circumstance would ask you to work on something you’re not very familiar with or fond of. It would help if you’re naturally curious about things because it can give you practical insights on all sorts of subjects.

More of this in next week’s post.