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Can a contractor build an office building without being able to understand the architect's blueprints? In somewhat the same way key production personnel must be able to understand scripts, especially the nuances in good dramatic scripts, before they can translate them into productions.
A comprehensive guide to scriptwriting is beyond the scope of this course. However, when you complete this module, you should understand the basic elements of scripts and even have a good start on writing one.
Brinkley's table, introduced himself as an aspiring TV journalist, and asked: Brinkley, what advice could you give me to be successful in broadcast journalism? And learn to write. Doing lots of writing.
Most successful writers spend considerable time writing before they start "getting it right" -- at least right enough to start making money consistently.
In a sense, initial failures aren't failures, they're a prerequisite for success. Thomas Edison said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
These modules constitute the prerequisite homework involved in success. Keep in mind that writing for the electronic media is not the same as writing for print. Those who write for print enjoy some advantages their broadcast counterparts don't have.
For example, a reader can go back and reread a sentence. If a sentence isn't understood in a TV production, the meaning is lost or the listener is distracted while figuring out what was said. With the written word, such things as chapter divisions, paragraphs, subheadings, italics, and boldface type guide the reader.
And the spelling of sound-alike words can indicate their meaning. Things are different when you write for the ear. In order to deliver narration in a conversational style you don't always follow standard rules of punctuation. Often, complete sentences aren't used, just as they aren't used in normal conversation.
In broadcast writing an extra helping of commas provides clues to phrasing. Although this may be inconsistent with proper written form, and your English teacher may not approve, the overriding consideration in writing narration is clarity.
This entails making it easy for an announcer to read, and making it easy for an audience to understand. The way we perceive verbal information also complicates things.
When we read, we see words in groups or thought patterns. This helps us grasp the meaning. But, when we listen, information is delivered one word at a time. To make sense out of a sentence we must retain the first words in memory while adding all subsequent words until the sentence or thought is complete.
If the sentence is too complex or takes too long to unfold, meaning is missed or confused. Of course, through proper phrasing and word emphasis a narrator can also go a long way toward ensuring understanding.
This gives the spoken word a major advantage over the written word.
Broadcast Style Writers write video scripts in broadcast style. With allowance for sentence variety, video scripts use short, concise, direct sentences. Things which were deemed "wrong" at one point can eventually come into regular use and become accepted.
For example, in the preceding sentence "which" should actually be "that," but this is another case where things have been changing. The Use of Whom, Etc. There are some situations, especially in broadcasting, where proper usage can sound stilted and off-putting.
One of these is with whom. Although we have detected a move to using the proper whom in publications, this has not been widely adopted in broadcasting. When was the last time you heard "whom" used in a commercial?
In these modules we have stuck to who in most cases. However, in broadcasting proper usage is often dictated by common usage, so we reserve the right to change our minds in the future. Even so, there are clear transgressions of proper grammar in broadcasting that aren't as forgivable.List your goals, the things you look for in a partner, dishes you want to learn how to make, clothes you’d like to buy for the spring season, places you’d like to visit, etc.
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