Most beginners have had a large number of experiences viewing visual media: films, television, and video. They probably contemplate the originating creative act that lies behind such programs without much idea of how it’s done. They may not understand visual thinking, or if they do, they don’t know how to set it down. They don’t know formats. In short, they don’t quite know where or how to start. This book is designed to get the beginner started. It is not intended to make fully fledged professionals out of beginners, but it does deal with every type of media writing, and it does cover all the material a beginner will need to write viable scripts in the main media formats.