Scripting in Cue | Shootsta

Scripting in Cue

 

 

 

Scripting is a straightforward task in Shootsta. Any scripts created in Cue will be auto-synced to the Shootsta Cue application on the iPad in your Shootsta Kit.

 

Start by selecting 'Cue' from the menu. Cue will display all of the scripts that you have authored or collaborated on.

 

Create, edit, duplicate, collaborate, share, archive, filter and search for a scripts in 'Cue'. Cue by default will display any scripts that are active and created by you. Adjust your filters or search to locate any scripts not displayed by default.

 

To Create click any of the 'Create New' options in Cue:

To Edit, Duplicate, Archive or Delete a Script, select the option from the script's action dots:

To Share, Collaborate, or make private, open the script, and select the option from the action dots within the script:

If Shootsta Cue is not on your Shootsta Kit iPad (included in the Shootsta Kit), you can download the application from the link in the top right corner of the page:

 

 

Not sure where to start? For a speech-driven video like a piece to camera or an interview, start with the script section in the Video Plan Template. For a visuals-driven video like a tutorial or event video, start with the storyboard section in the Video Plan Template. 

 

Scripting

  • Keep it short. The shorter your video, the more likely people are to watch it all the way through. Check out our article on optimal video lengths to find out how long your video should be. 

  • Time yourself. Set the stopwatch on your phone and read the script aloud for the best approximation of the length of your video. If you can’t script because you’re filming an interview, allocate specific amounts of time for the responses and stick to it.

  • Be a human. There’s a big difference between written and spoken language. You want your script to sound like something a real human might say. Read your script aloud to make sure that your language sounds natural, and that your sentences aren’t too long. 

  • Stay on topic. The best videos have a single key message. If your script has multiple points, make sure that they are all directly related to your single key message. 

  • Use signposts. Letting your audience know where they are in the video keeps them more engaged, e.g. “There are three tips...”,  Tip number one...”, “The second tip...", and "Finally…” 

 

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