I just finished editing two videos as paid gigs. The one above is for the annual Speechwriters' Guild Conference. It features 16 great pieces of advice from some of the World's best speech writers. Included are the speechwriter for Reagan, for Kofi Annan and the Chairman of BA - all imparting their wisdom. As an aside - I wonder if there is a scriptwriting equivalent video. And if not, surely that's the kind of thing that should come out of festivals and writing workshops.
As you will see, a theme running through all this advice is the power of storytelling, of understanding the audience, of having a structure. All the same great ideas we use.
As scriptwriters (or any form of storyteller) we need to remember that our skills are really useful out there in the 'real world'. They are useful to people who run entire countries and massive corporations. They have a currency IF we choose to spend it.
Edited in Final Cut Pro 7
Graphics done in Motion
The Motion template was adapted from a free download available here.