What is Script writing ?
The Adventures of TinTin, Harry Potter series, Mission Impossible 4, Udaan, Rockstar, 3 Idiots, Lagaan, Gone with the Wind, have all gone on to become great hits. Do you know the secret of their success ? Each of these films was backed by a wonderful script. A script is a document that outlines every aural, visual, behavioral, and lingual element required to tell a story. Outlines are required because a film is a highly collaborative medium and the director, cast, editor, and production crew will, based on your “outline”, interpret your story their way when it is filmed. Because so many people are involved in the making of a film, a script must conform to standards that all involved parties understand and thus has a specific format or layout.
It is crucial to remember that film is a VISUAL medium. Script writers don’t just tell their audience their story, they SHOW them. They write a screenplay VISUALLY. Script writers virtually show it to them because they write what the audience will see and hear. This...