A video script can be hard and take lots of practice to master. Even something seemingly simple like a thirty-second commercial can require extensive planning and consideration for an effective deliverance of the company's message.
A video script is a story and message translated into a scripted format usually used for documentaries and commercial work. It is a blueprint for the work you will be exporting. The script will include everything the audience sees as well as a dedicated section for everything they hear.
I also want to mention that there are many different types and styles of video scripts. This form of video script -- referred to as an AV script -- is commonly used in the industry. I will focus on it for the remainder of this article.
How should a video script be laid out? What are two key factors to keep in mind when creating a video script?
One key thing to keep in mind when creating a video script is to make sure you note EVERYTHING: who the subject is, what they are saying, what they are doing, what time of shot to frame for the scene.
Second, keep audio and video separate. The left column should list all the visuals for the specified shot, and the audio for the shot should line up horizontally in the column on the right.