Script Writing for Video Scribe

  •  Hopefully there are others out there who use Video Scribe to make some money because I need your help.

    Many times I will be asked to do a whiteboard animation but the way the script is written makes it difficult to take on the project.

    First, I can't draw. So I rely heavily on finding images for my projects. Those who can draw, this may not be a concern.

    Here is a script I just received:

    "Tony is watching TV with his eyes closing

    Tony suddenly wakes up and dashes to the phone

    Tony has a anxious look on his face as he dials the number

    Tony gets a busy signal is now  upset"

    And so on

    With video scribe I would struggle doing a whiteboard with the above script. First off, the word animation is misleading. When a customer sees that word, they think you can animate anything you want (make a person walk, jump, pick up a phone, etc).

    Another problem is when they use one character with different expressions (sad, happy, upset, crying, etc). If you can draw this is not a problem, but finding the same image with different expressions is not easy.

    So for all those out there who use video scribe and can't draw, I would love to get your input and thoughts on script styles.  I guess I need to study "writing styles" because I'm clueless when it comes to trying to advise someone how to write their script for Video Scribe.

    Any thoughts?


  • If you are just looking for a source of custom images, try posting a project on Many artists there can create images for you at low cost.

    Regarding scripts, it sounds like your current business model is "You write the script, and I'll make a Scribe out of it for a little bit of money." Consider moving up to, "Tell me what you want to accomplish, I'll create a video for you for a little more money." Then you write the script. The bigger the problem you can solve, the more you can charge.

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