How to convert a Text script to video

Converting a script into a professional-looking video can be very easy, but very challenging to script a good video.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of turning your text script into a professional-looking video with actionable steps.

We highly recommend using a script to video tool to do this.

Step 1: Read the Script Thoroughly

The first step in converting a script into a video is to read it thoroughly and understand the story that you want to tell and remove all unnecessary parts that may not be good in a video format.

Make sure you have a clear understanding of the script, tone, and pacing of the script. A good pace when reading a script isn't the same when put it in a video format. 

If necessary, rewrite the script to ensure that it is clear and concise for video consumption.

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You can also use a grammar checking tool like Grammarly to speed up the proofreading process and ensure that the script is error-free. Take note of any visual elements that the keywords within the script suggests, such as feelings, name of person, object, ideas, metaphor.

This will be very important for step 2 and 3.

Step 2: Plan the Visuals

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Once you have a good understanding of the script, start planning the visuals including b roll footage to insert. Think about how you want to visually represent the story and what shots and camera angles you will need to use to achieve the desired look and feel.

Consider using your own unique footage rather than stock footage to make your video stand out. Over using stock footage is never a good thing, so be creative and make it fun.

Gathering your own footage regarding the topic can really set your video apart.

Step 3: Create a Storyboard

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A storyboard is a visual representation of the video that you are creating. It is a useful tool for planning the visuals and making sure that the story flows smoothly from one shot to the next. When creating a storyboard, consider the timing of each shot, the movement of the camera, and the pacing of the video.

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Traditionally, storyboarding involved drawing sketches and creating a timeline, which can be a time-consuming process. To simplify the storyboarding process, consider using a tool like Pictory or DescriptAI. These tools allow you to create a storyboard in a more efficient and streamlined way by cutting up the text script, 

Always check the overall storyboard on the editor. Run it and fix any issues.

Step 4: Record the Footage

, and sound equipment. Record the footage according to the storyboard, and take the time to get the shots right. Remember to pay attention to the lighting, sound, and other technical elements that can affect the quality of the video.

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While it may require more effort and resources, using original footage rather than stock images can greatly enhance the quality and impact of your video. Running around to collect photos and videos for your project can be time-consuming, but it is worth it for the end result.

Original footage gives your video a unique and authentic feel, making it stand out from the crowd and leaving a lasting impression on your audience.

Step 5: Edit the Footage

Editing the footage to synch with the text on screen is very important. Be sure to only use the best part of the b roll footage to match the context on the screen.

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Just go through each storyboard video sequence and drag relevant videos to that video layer.

Traditional timeline editor can be great for this use, but editors can use software like Pictory or Descript AI to do exactly that inserting footage exactly based on the text.

Step 6: Finalize the Video

Finalize the video with back and forth tweaks to ensure the video is smooth, then output the video for social media upload.