Profession script writer
Script writers create scripts for motion pictures or television series. They write a detailed story that consists of plot, characters, dialogue and physical environment.
- Artistic / Enterprising
- Artistic / Investigative
- Screenwriting theories
The techniques and structures for writing a script in order to convey your creative vision through symbolism, dialogues, action, and subtext such as the Three-act structure, the Hero's journey, and the Sequence approach.
- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Film production process
The various development stages of making a film, such as scriptwriting, financing, shooting, editing, and distribution.
The body of artistic writing characterized by beauty of expression, form, and universality of intellectual and emotional appeal.
- Writing techniques
The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.
- Consult with producer
Consult with a motion picture producer about requirements, deadlines, budget, and other specifications.
- Use specific writing techniques
Use writing techniques depending on the type of media, the genre, and the story.
- Finish project within budget
Make sure to stay within budget. Adapt work and materials to budget.
- Develop creative ideas
Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.
- Manage feedback
Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.
- Consult with editor
Consult with the editor of a book, magazine, journal or other publications about expectations, requirements, and progress.
- Follow work schedule
Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.
- Summarise stories
Summarise stories briefly to give a broad idea of the creative concept, e.g. in order to secure a contract.
- Develop script bible
Create a document, called the script or story bible, with all the information about the characters and settings of the story.
- Create a shooting script
Create a script including camera, lighting and shot instructions.
- Consult information sources
Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.
- Write storylines
Write the plot of a novel, play, film, or other narrative form. Create and develop characters, their personalities, and relationships.
- Write dialogues
Write conversations between characters.
- Study topics
Carry out effective research on relevant topics to be able to produce summary information appropriate to different audiences. The research may involve looking at books, journals, the internet, and/or verbal discussions with knowledgeable persons.
- Consult with production director
Consult with the director, producer and clients throughout the production and post-production process.
- Deliver a sales pitch
Prepare and deliver an understandably constructed sales talk for a product or a service, identifying and using persuasive argumentation.