Scripts are the key elements that help the story become what you hear on the programs you listen to or watch. In this instance, Ms. Jean writes ours here at Discovery Mountain. What would you use to write a script and better yet, how do you read one?
There are many different script software options online that are all commercial production standards. For our use here, we use Celtx. Now while Celtx does many things for standard production, in our case, the screenwriting option is the part we use.
Most screenwriting software lives in the cloud, allows you to use an app on mobile and keep working on that script.
What’s the Process?
Well, after Ms. Jean, Doug and I work on the story ideas and initial cast, Ms. Jean moves on to the storyboarding and Bible story. Following that, she writes up each episode using Celtx.
After the episodes are done, I go through them, proof them and then export the cast, their line counts and the episode scripts themselves as PDF’s.
What does a Script look like?
If you’ve never had the chance to read a script or look at one, we’ll give you a preview right here! This is just a basic view of one voice being portrayed.
HINT: Another example is the Zacchaeus script for Teens/Adults on the Audition Page.
- Episode Title
- Scene Heading
- Information Text
- Scene Heading
- Sound Effect
Some of these are listed more than once but you get the idea.
Have you ever tried writing a script or story? If you’re looking to get into screenwriting or some sort of media production, knowing how to write in industry-standard like this is key. If you have tried writing a script, tell us what you wrote about or your questions. Until next time, Producer Steve signing off.