If you’re not a writer, scripting a video may seem like a daunting task. You have a message in your mind that you want to deliver, but where do you start? Luckily, we have plenty of posts to help you flesh out your script so you can start the production process. When you’re fleshing out your script, you will more than likely need to cut out everything that isn’t critical to the message you want to get across. This post details the script-cutting process and the three fundamentals of concepting a video. For many companies, scripting is their primary pain point in the video production process. At Wistia, we’ve developed a system for creating a script that can help! We’ve even taken a Hollywood-style approach to writing a video script, by taking cues from five of our favorite screenplays from the past decade. In this post, we’ve dissected how Hollywood screenwriting pros use sharp, precise writing to help guide the shooting process. For explainer videos, knowing how to combine explanation with storytelling will help your video be more effective. Find out all about script-writing for explainer video storytelling here. And, when you’re editing your script to sound natural on camera, we have pointers for hosting a great table read. Following our helpful tips for effective storytelling will help you overcome all of your script-writing challenges!