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.

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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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