Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos

Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:56:54 -0700

There was quite a discussion about this several months ago here.

Rather than repeat myself (I'm lacking time at the moment), perhaps you
could search on "Camtasia" in the archives to pull it up.

> Chris

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Mike McCallister <
mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:

> You can also call them "screencasts."
>
> Mike
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> Subject: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
> Importance: Low
>
> 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
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> From: Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH) [mailto:gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:37 PM
> To: Stuckey, Ginger; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
>
> <html>
>
> 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=
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> Cheers!
>
> Greg
>
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> > On Behalf Of Stuckey, Ginger
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:54 PM
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> > Subject: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > 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
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