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An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media: by Robert B. Musburger PhD

By Robert B. Musburger PhD

"Wonderfully practical....just what each media author needs." Christopher H. SterlingGeorge Washington collage* examine what it takes to write down for ads, information, documentaries, company, academic, animation, video games, the web, and dramatic movie & video productions * Outlines the most important abilities wanted for a profitable media writing profession The call for for caliber and an expert multi-platform writing is often in excessive call for. An creation to Writing for digital Media provides a survey of the numerous kinds of digital media you could write for, and explains easy methods to do it. Musburger makes a speciality of the abilities you want to write for animation as opposed to radio or tv information as opposed to company education. pattern scripts assist you examine via instance whereas modeling your individual scripts. construction records illustrate the fundamental function writers' play within the construction strategy, and person motion picture frames let you examine those to the genuine scripts. Armed with the talents constructed during this booklet, a media author can follow for numerous positions in newsrooms, advertisements enterprises, movies or animation studios, in addition to neighborhood and nationwide cable operations. Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and previous Director of the varsity of communique, college of Houston, united states. He has labored for twenty years in specialist broadcasting, serving as digital camera operator, director, manufacturer, and author. Musburger has acquired a number of awards for his video paintings and instructing and he keeps to paintings in digital media along with his Seattle, WA,. consulting company, Musburger Media Services."[An] authoritative and obviously written description of the techniques taken with writing for movie, radio and tv production."Raymond Fielding, Dean EmeritusFlorida country collage *Provides you with an outline of the different sorts of media they may write for *Sample scripts illustrate many of the methods to conveying info *Outlines the major talents wanted for a winning media writing occupation

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Describe a scene in a film or TV program that uses a stereotype to describe a character or a character’s actions. Explain whether you felt the stereotype was used legitimately (as a positive stereotype, not negative). If it is negative, how should the description have been written? Research the question of defamation of a person in the public eye, including who would fit that description and how the laws of defamation would affect such a person. Carefully watch your favorite TV program. From the content of the program and the type of commercials offered within the program, describe the targeted demographics of the audience.

Within productions of short time frames, especially commercials and animation, you may use stereotypes to quickly establish mood, location, and, often, descriptions of specific characters. A police officer may be depicted as a short, stocky, red-haired Caucasian male in a blue uniform. That quickly tells the audience this is a officer of the law without narration, labels, or other indication of the character because this has been the stereotype of a New York Irish policeman. It is not accurate, but virtually all audiences will accept and recognize the depiction without further explanation, saving time.

Writers may find it easy to overuse punctuation. Just as with overused special effects, overused punctuation loses its value and may distort the intended meaning. indd 19 12/29/06 5:49:21 PM 20 1 G E T T I N G S TA R T E D Basic rules exist for punctuation, but they need to be modified in media writing to help communicate meaning and correct interpretation for a listening audience, not a reading audience. The Period The period simply means stop. Nothing complicated. It is the end of the thought; start a new thought with the next sentence.

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