Writing for Visual Media
looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media
helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention. The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the registration instructions on the site.
* There are no boring subjects, only boring writers. This book shows you how to connect with your audience, no matter what the subject.
* Learn to think and write visually for films, PSAs, instructional media, training videos, and many other genres.
* Robust companion web site features many scripts; storyboards; video clips of scenes produced from the script examples; and an interactive glossary of camera shots, movements, and transitions. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the instructions for registration on the web site.
Worth its weight in gold... ! It doesn't get any better than this: Here we have a master teacher -- Anthony Friedman, bringing 21 years of writing, producing and directing experience to bear writing the third edition of this very impressive text...An impressive book that delivers what it promises...an essential purchase for anyone interested in writing for the visual media. R. Neil Scott, Author, Former Professor & User Services Librarian at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) An engaging textbook that trains, entertains and concentrates on contemporary writing issues in an accessible way. This book delivers a treasure trove of valuable, well-written information aspiring writers can use to familiarize themselves with the challenges of visual media. Jared Castle, marketing and public relations consultant, writer A comprehensive, well-structured, and well-written introduction to writing for electronic and digital screens wherever they might be found. Nathaniel Kohn, University of Georgia ...a critical text that is accessible for students. This textbook provides comprehensive examples and exercises to push students to engage with real-world examples that will be needed once they become professionals. Broken down into five parts, this book allows lecturers to focus on critical concepts either in order, or in smaller chunks. The section on Interactive and Mobile Media is a welcome addition to a mediated world that is going global with the use of a Smartphone! Dr. Ann Luce, University of Portsmouth, UK Anthony Friedman is a master at his craft for writing for a variety of media. He is also a master when it comes to explaining his methods to the average lay man. I thought the book was brilliantly put together...I feel this book is well worth the purchase price, and the time spent reading. Stephanie Manley, editor of CopyKat.com If my journalism students could only have three textbooks during their journalism academic career, I'd be pleased to know that Writing for Visual Media was one of them. From producing PSAs to defining target audiences to writing for interactive and mobile media, and finally, marketing oneself in this ever-changing media landscape, this text has the tools that journalism and new media students need now and tomorrow. Deidra Jackson, Instructor of Journalism, University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media