Week 8 Reflection: Writing for the Ear

The most interesting thing we discussed this week was writing for the ear, and how to write script for a video project. This is important because if you can’t write and plan the sequence of your video, it doesn’t matter if you have all the video-shooting talent in the world.

One of the biggest things I learned was that you have to write for the ear, a different style from writing for print. For example, you cannot throw a ton of numbers into the video script, because the ear doesn’t process numbers very well. Also, you don’t want to use a ton of names, because viewers can’t go back to the top of a story like they would in a print story if they forgot who a person in the story was.

Because I am taking J2100 and J2150 concurrently, it will be interesting to learn both different styles of writing at the same time. I’m looking forward to the challenge.


About Hank Koebler, IV

Hank Koebler, IV is a convergence journalism major who plans on pursuing a career in sportswriting. He has covered high school football in the Houston area for Houston Community Newspapers, and has been writing for Xtrapointfootball.com since April of 2010.
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