[–] WedgeSerif 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Here's a bit of free advice:

Look up the proper formatting for scripts and follow it exactly: margins, font choices, indents, etc. A simple Google search will yield lots of free sources for this info. This is basic-basic stuff; if you want to collaborate with an experienced professional but you can't format your script properly, they will have nothing to do with you.

When your script is properly formatted, your video's running time will be roughly one minute per page. Use that to gauge how long your vids will be.

Only include in your script what is absolutely necessary in a given scene. The nature of video production is such that your finished product will differ significantly from your original vision. Keep the script as open as possible to allow for these inevitable changes.

Each scene should either develop character or advance story. If you're making short vids, this applies to every line. If, once you have a script written, you can't identify what a given line or scene does, cut it.

Your characters should start at point A and end at point B. Some kind of movement or change must happen; this is "character development." Kurt Vonnegut used to advise his writing students to come up with characters they absolutely love and then do horrible things to them. How a "good" person deals with "bad" situations is the essence of character.

If you have the money, there are script reading services online that will, for a fee, read and professionally critique your script. These services run from less than $100 to over $1000, so shop around. An objective third party can give you input you won't otherwise receive, and it can provide an audience whose reaction you would never anticipate.

Finally, get your hands on as many other people's scripts as you can. Read them to see all the details of how to produce a professional document. Note how scenes are described, what details are included, how dialogue is crafted, etc. There are folks out there who have been writing for decades; draw upon their experience.


[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I learned to write scripts by reading scripts, as silly as that might sound. I downloaded a bunch of them from Drew's Script O'Rama. While that won't necessarily help with character development, it will definitely give you an idea about how to present your story in script format.

Two things to consider. TV scripts are vastly different from movie scripts, and you can really only learn by doing.
I'd suggest downloading scripts from shows you've watched so you can compare the written word to the on-screen version.

Also - I read a few books by a guy named Dov Simons. He teaches a two-day film making class too, if you're into that.