Part of Lesson Plan: Writing Non-Fiction for Video: Lesson 2
Activity Overview / Details
Converting the outline into the first draft.
“Begin with the end in mind”, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R Covey
A list of specific questions can be created from your draft that will guarantee a successful taping session and successful editing session. When you already know how your story is designed before you begin taping and editing, you will have solved most of your problems before you have begun. Beginning with the completed plan is your key to creating a great project.
Students must convert their outline into the first draft script using the two column script format. (see attached examples)
This first draft must be in complete sentences and contain as much detail as possible.
The purpose of this step is to find the missing information in the story.
Consider the type of questions needed during the interviews and include that information in this draft using place holder text or possible quote content depending on the amount of knowledge already acquired on the topic. Students will replace that text with the actual quotes.
The draft should follow the organization of the outline:
- Back-story items
- Some Ws and Hs
- Set-up info etc.
- THE PROBLEM IS________________________
- Details “Three quotes”
- Details “Three issues related to problem
- THE MOST EMOTIONAL OR STRONGEST STATEMENT
- What was learned, or
- What is next, the future etc,
- Sign off
This document will become the Voice Over Script for the video.
The next step may require revision to the story.