Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos

Subject: Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
From: Debbi Crum <debbi -dot- crum -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Stuckey, Ginger" <X2BVSHEW -at- SOUTHERNCO -dot- COM>, "Sweet, Gregory \(HEALTH\)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:56:34 -0700

So, you are writing the script for someone else who will be creating and narrating the video?

I use a sample script I downloaded from Tech Smith. You can download the script template from this page, which also has some good tips for writing a script: http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/how-to-write-a-good-script/



We call them training videos here.



On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:41 PM, "Stuckey, Ginger" <X2BVSHEW -at- SOUTHERNCO -dot- COM> wrote:



After sending off the email, I realized that I didn't provide enough information. I was a bit frustrated. Anyway, we are using Camtasia to show step-by-step directions for using some software. I've only ever had to do that kind of thing for me. I just wanted to gather some ideas to create a standard.

We'll be distributing the content by a link to the video.

Is there a better term than training video for what I'm doing?

Ginger Stuckey
Technical Publications - Design

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
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Subject: RE: Writing Scripts for Training Videos

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What is the scope of the script?
Dialog only? Dialog and blocking?
Who's going to be acting the script?
What is the final product?

As with any discipline, the tools do not make you proficient, but having the right tools can make tasks nicer to do.

Celtx has a nice suite of free-ish script writing and media production tools:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.celtx.com_index.html&d=AAIFAg&c=AgWC6Nl7Slwpc9jE7UoQH1_Cvyci3SsTNfdLP4V1RCg&r=XMvZyDLmDtAs-PaKQvRklSeLCSEGzk-bR-Un4-IXOyI&m=IjiZTQj4A6khrUL9tUftU3Jdfq2LptWx7yr0Eublhjg&s=u8equuGCytuUg3QAgXYwXK-h3Fi9TBBjGFnrP0wdkwY&e=

Cheers!

Greg

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> Hi All,
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> I have a task to write several how-to scripts for videos. Since I'm doing it for
> someone else and not myself, I want to get an idea of what other writers do.
> If you can point me to an article or blog, I would welcome that as well.
>
> Ginger Stuckey
> Technical Publications - Design
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RE: Writing Scripts for Training Videos: From: Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH)
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