Video Pre-Production: Scripting and Story Boarding

Script Writing

You know your content better than anyone, so why create a script?

A script for your video not only helps organize thoughts and gives you the ability to practice, but it also allows for easy chunking of segments when recording so you don’t actually have to memorize the entire video to perfection. With a script, you can ensure you stay on point and actually record the full message you wanted to.

If you’re attempting to make a video that isn’t a simple single person in front of a camera (like a product demonstration, lesson video, promotional video, etc.), then check out this script template with examples.


Story Boarding

While some videos can often be planned with a script alone, there may come a time when you would like to create a longer-form video with the EHE Academic Technology team. To plan and organize your thoughts on the content of such a video, we recommend doing a quick storyboard!

“A storyboarding template is a graphic layout that sequences illustrations and images with the purpose of visually telling a story. A storyboard essentially communicates how a scene will play out and is often used for motion pictures, television, animation, commercials, pre-visualizations or interactive media. Storyboard panels can be comprised of custom drawings, screenshots from comparable videos, or photos taken on location.”

Take a look:

Here’s another look at taking your script to the storyboard phase:

Need help getting started? Check out this storyboard template that will jump start your production.