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Is a SCRIPTED VLOG, A VLOG?

Terrywarfield
Mover & Shaker

Curious on your opinions. A vlog is a "visual log" of the said story. On one hand, I feel like vlogs should be natural and unscripted, but on the other hand, ESPECIALLY for YouTube, sometimes you NEED to have some type of script or direction for your vlog to Make sure its good content, that you have a solid thumbnail, etc. What you guys and girls think?

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CarolineJensen
Prime Creator

I think it depends on how closely you follow the script. A verbatim read off seems more like a newscast, but if you use it to stay on track, then I bet it's amazing. It's easy to get off into the weeds without an outline. 

MattK
Leading Creator

I agree with Caroline. Use something to stay on track. Think of it more of an outline than a script. Very few people can read a script and sound natural so it would definitely come across as not genuine. But if you have a short outline of talking points, to keep you on track, I think that's essential to any good vlog. 

AGREED ON BOTH!

jasonvong
Member

It still is! I know personally I like to have a brief storyboard to go off of but sometimes if we're not planning something we need to structure something from the content afterwards.