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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Chapter 1Describing One Medium through Another

ifig0001 Key Terms

  • Academy of Motion
  • Picture Arts and Sciences
  • action
  • creative concept
  • dialogue cards
  • Thomas A. Edison
  • D.W. Griffith
  • Louis Lumière
  • meta-writing
  • omniscient narrator
  • scenario
  • screenplay
  • script
  • scriptwriting
  • sequence of images
  • treatment
  • visual metaphor
  • visual writing
  • writing in one medium for another

The essential problem of writing for visual media comes from the difference between print as a medium, or words on a page, and the medium of moving images. You have to describe an audiovisual medium that plays in real time by using a written text that is ...

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