"Structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music with this updated edition of a best-selling classic. Just as music can be used to communicate fear, tension, horror, sadness, or happiness, so too can visual components such as space, line and shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm. The Visual Story teaches you how to manipulate these components to effectively convey moods and emotions, give your production unity and style, and find the critical relationship between story and visuals. Author Bruce Block provides you with a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of film, video, animation, video games, and photography. Understanding how this visual relationship allows you to communicate moods and emotions, can guide you in the selection of locations, character design, lighting design, and most importantly reveals the critical relationship between story and visual structure. With over 700 full color images the third edition is fully updated to include new visual examples, a companion website with video, exercises, and more, expanded coverage of visual structure considerations for video games, animation, and still photography. With an ideal blend of theory and practice, the concepts in this new edition will benefit students studying film, as well as writers, directors, photographers, animators, game designers, cinematographers, art directors and virtually anyone working in visual media who want to better understand and apply visual structure"--
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If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music. Understanding visual structure allows you to communicate moods and emotions, and most importantly, reveals the critical relationship between story structure and visual structure. The Visual Story offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, or multimedia work. An understanding of the visual components will serve as the guide to strengthening the overall story. The Visual Story divides what is seen on screen into tangible sections: contrast and affinity, space, line and shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm. The vocabulary as well as the insight is provided to purposefully control the given components to create the ultimate visual story. For example: know that a saturated yellow will always attract a viewer's eye first; decide to avoid abrupt editing by mastering continuum of movement; and benefit from the suggested list of films to study rhythmic control. The Visual Story shatters the wall between theory and practice, bringing these two aspects of the craft together in an essential connection for all those creating visual stories. Bruce Block has the production credentials to write this definitive guide. His expertise is in demand, and he gives seminars at the American Film Institute, PIXAR Studios, Walt Disney Feature and Television Animation, Dreamworks Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic and a variety of film schools in Europe. The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art director
This updated edition of a best-selling classic shows you how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or composers structure their music. The Visual Story teaches you how to design and control the structure of your production using the basic visual components of space, line, shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm. You can use these components to effectively convey moods and emotions, create a visual style, and utilize the important relationship between the visual and the story structures. Using over 700 color illustrations, author Bruce Block explains how understanding the connection between story and visual structures will guide you in the selection of camera angles, lenses, actor staging, composition, set design and locations, lighting, storyboard planning, camera coverage, and editing. The Visual Story is an ideal blend of theory and practice. The concepts and examples in this new edition will benefit students learning cinematic production, as well as professional writers, directors, cinematographers, art directors, animators, game designers, and anyone working in visual media who wants a better understanding of visual structure.
The visual story is a book that features three individual short stories, with numerous lessons to be leant from them. It also goes as far as displaying various skills in writing stories; enabling readers enjoy stories with less stress. The use of English in this book is of its most basic form, making understanding cross all boundaries not minding the level of the readers' English standard.The visual story featuring three other stories;*Betrayal story*I had a long day*How I lost my virginityThese stories can help you cool off anytime and anywhere as these factors were put into consideration before writing them.THE VISUAL STORY IS A BOOK YOU SHOULDN'T MISS OUT...YOU WOULD BE GLAD YOU GOT A COPY.
- Author : Patti Bellantoni
- Publisher : Taylor & Francis
- Release Date : 2012-10-02
- Genre : Performing Arts
- Pages : 288
- ISBN : 9781136068454
If it's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die is a must-read book for all film students, film professionals, and others interested in filmmaking. This enlightening book guides filmmakers toward making the right color selections for their films, and helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors. Guided by her twenty-five years of research on the effects of color on behavior, Bellantoni has grouped more than 60 films under the spheres of influence of six major colors, each of which triggers very specific emotional states. For example, the author explains that films with a dominant red influence have themes and characters that are powerful, lusty, defiant, anxious, angry, or romantic and discusses specific films as examples. She explores each film, describing how, why, and where a color influences emotions, both in the characters on screen and in the audience. Each color section begins with an illustrated Home Page that includes examples, anecdotes, and tips for using or avoiding that particular color. Conversations with the author's colleagues-- including award-winning production designers Henry Bumstead (Unforgiven) and Wynn Thomas (Malcolm X) and renowned cinematographers Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption) and Edward Lachman (Far From Heaven)--reveal how color is often used to communicate what is not said. Bellantoni uses her research and experience to demonstrate how powerful color can be and to increase readers awareness of the colors around us and how they make us feel, act, and react. *Learn how your choice of color can influence an audience's moods, attitudes, reactions, and interpretations of your movie's plot *See your favorite films in a new light as the author points out important uses of color, both instinctive and intentional *Learn how to make good color choices, in your film and in your world.
The visual story is a book that features three individual short stories, with numerous lessons to be leant from them. It also goes as far as displaying various skills in writing stories; enabling readers enjoy stories with less stress. The use of English in this book is of its most basic form, making understanding cross all boundaries not minding the level of the readers' English standard.The visual story featuring three other stories;*Betrayal story*I had a long day*How I lost my virginityThese stories can help you cool off anytime and anywhere as these factors were put into consideration before writing them.
Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
Thumbnail storyboarding is a powerful way to work through the detailed visual grammar of a story. The Productive Luddite's STORYBOARD THUMBNAILS 16:9 CINEMA NOTEBOOK is ideal for filmmakers, directors, film students, animators, illustrators, screenwriters, cinematographers, artists, advertisers, product placement specialists, graphic designers, storytellers, the cinematically inclined, and those working to master the visual grammar of the modern age. EACH NOTEBOOK contains 100 pages and comes wrapped in a soft but sturdy black cover. ON EACH PAGE there are fifteen frames + frame captions; at the top of each page there is space for title, date and page number. THIS NOTEBOOK SUPPORTS the creative process that leads to: great feature, short and student films; television shows; commercials; animated shorts and features; and, other creative projects. USE THIS NOTEBOOK TO: sketch and visualize scenes, create a visual plan for your project, beat board the script, flesh-out and test ideas and concepts, identify special effects and stunts, organize production and fine-tune budgets, and verify need for equipment, props, costumes, lighting schemes, locations and casting. EXPLORE ALL THE GREAT NOTEBOOKS in the Productive Luddite's Film Notebook Series: Storyboard 16:9 Cinema Notebook Storyboard 2.39:1 Theater Notebook Storyboard 4:3 TV Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 16:9 Cinema Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 2.39:1 Movie Notebook Storyboard Thumbnails 4:3 TV Notebook Storyboard Widescreen Notebook 16:9 Screenwriter's Notebook
Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories; and so we use literary terms like metaphor, metonymy and synecdoche to describe visual things. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its relationship with the visual arts – mainly painting, the oldest of the art forms. Art History for Filmmakers is an inspiring guide to how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to teach composition, color theory and lighting. The book looks at the key moments in the development of the Western painting, and how these became part of the Western visual culture from which cinema emerges, before exploring how paintings can be representative of different genres, such as horror, sex, violence, realism and fantasy, and how the images in these paintings connect with cinema. Insightful case studies explore the links between art and cinema through the work of seven high-profile filmmakers, including Peter Greenaway, Peter Webber, Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino and Stan Douglas. A range of practical exercises are included in the text, which can be carried out singly or in small teams. Featuring stunning full-color images, Art History for Filmmakers provides budding filmmakers with a practical guide to how images from art can help to develop their understanding of the visual language of film.
The Visual Story Planner is simply that-- A planner for visual stories. This book is an expansion of the Thumbnail section of the Visual Story Planner. The Thumbnail Expansion allows for even more space to create the roughs of your comics/graphic novels.
How digital visual effects in film can be used to support storytelling: a guide for scriptwriters and students.
The cinematographer must translate the ideas and emotions contained in a script into something that can be physically seen and felt onscreen, helping the director to fulfil the vision of the film. The shots may look good, but they will not serve the story until the composition, lenses, and lighting express, enhance, and reveal the underlying emotions and subtext of the story. By making physical the ideas and emotions of the story, the cinematographer supports blocking as a visual form of the story through these tools. Rather than delve into technical training, Basic Cinematography helps to train the eye and heart of cinematographers as visual storytellers, providing them with a strong foundation for their work, so that they’re ready with creative ideas and choices on set in order to make compelling images that support the story. The book includes tools, tables, and worksheets on how to enhance students and experienced filmmakers with strong visual storytelling possibilities, including such features as: Dramatic script analysis that will help unlock blocking, composition, and lighting ideas that reveal the visual story Ten tools of composition Psychological impact of lenses, shot sizes, and camera movement Six elements of lighting for visual storytelling What to look for beneath the "hood" of cameras, including using camera log, RAW, and LUTs Dramatic analysis chart and scene composition chart to help plan your shoots Case studies from such visually cinematic shows and documentaries as Netflix’s Godless, Jessica Jones, The Crown, and Chef’s Table, as well as examples from classroom exercises Features insights from the DP of Jessica Jones, Manuel Billeter, and the DP of Chef’s Table, Adam Bricker.
The must-read summary of Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio's book: "The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos and Social Media to Market Your Brand". This complete summary of the ideas from Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio's book "The Power of Visual Storytelling" tells you how to use engaging visuals and graphics to tell the story of your business. According to Walter and Gioglio, all successful social media marketing includes visuals and infographics. It is vital to stay up to date and engage people with your visuals and grab their attention. The authors encourage using visual storytelling to increase brand awareness, strengthen customer relationships, enhance customer loyalty, tell your company's story and present information concisely. If you want your marketing to achieve these five goals, this summary is a must-read. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Learn about the benefits of visual storytelling • Get your brand message across and get people interested To learn more, read “The Power of Visual Storytelling” and find out how to use visual storytelling as a marketing tool so you don’t get left behind!
Sequential images are as natural at conveying narratives as verbal language, and have appeared throughout human history, from cave paintings and tapestries right through to modern comics. Contemporary research on this visual language of sequential images has been scattered across several fields: linguistics, psychology, anthropology, art education, comics studies, and others. Only recently has this disparate research begun to be incorporated into a coherent understanding. In The Visual Narrative Reader, Neil Cohn collects chapters that cross these disciplinary divides from many of the foremost international researchers who explore fundamental questions about visual narratives. How does the style of images impact their understanding? How are metaphors and complex meanings conveyed by images? How is meaning understood across sequential images? How do children produce and comprehend sequential images? Are visual narratives beneficial for education and literacy? Do visual narrative systems differ across cultures and historical time periods? This book provides a foundation of research for readers to engage in these fundamental questions and explore the most vital thinking about visual narrative. It collects important papers and introduces review chapters summarizing the literature on specific approaches to understanding visual narratives. The result is a comprehensive “reader” that can be used as a coursebook, a researcher resource and a broad overview of fascinating topics suitable for anyone interested in the growing field of the visual language of comics and visual narratives.
Learn how to use stories and visuals to make top–notchpresentations It′s called CAST (Content, Audience, Story, & Tell)and it′s been a quiet success, until now. Developed over atwelve year period as a presentation method to help EnterpriseArchitects, it was adopted by Microsoft Enterprise Architectureteams and filtered from IT managers to Sales, and beyond to majororganizations around the world. Now, thanks to this unique bookfrom an expert author team that includes two Microsoft presentationexperts, you can learn how to use this amazing process to createand make high–impact presentations in your ownorganization. The book helps you build complete visual stories, step by step,by using the CAST method to first create a Story Map and fromthere, a compelling presentation. It includes sample Story Maps,templates, practical success stories, and more. You′lldiscover how to go beyond PowerPoint slides to create presentationsthat influence your peers and effect change. Explains the secrets of making presentations and effectingchange using CAST to create Story Maps and from there,high–impact and visual presentations that tell a story Covers how to apply a range of techniques and what the resultslook like, using screenshots of presentations, one page hand outs,and basic delivery with whiteboards Coauthored by Microsoft experts and a visual design guru whohave years of experience training professionals in thesemethods Includes sample Story Maps, templates, practical successstories, and more Learn how to sell your ideas and trigger change in your companywith Stories That Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Designfor Persuasive Presentations.
Offers information on the concepts, tools, and techniques of the CAST presentation system and includes step-by-step guidance on creating visual story maps and high impact presentations.
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Visual Culture Readerbrings together key writings as well as specially commissioned articles covering a wealth of visual forms including photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, television, cinema and digital culture. The Readerfeatures an introductory section tracing the development of visual culture studies in response to globalization and digital culture, and articles grouped into thematic sections, each prefaced by an introduction by the editor and conclude with suggestions for further reading.
Get Straight to Your Customer’s Mind, Heart, Buy Button…Visually! Skip past the filters: jump straight into your customer’s powerful visual instinct, where 83% of all human learning is processed. Craft messages that can be brilliantly expressed visually. Then, brilliantly express them. Learn the modern and timeless arts of visual persuasion from a master: Stephanie Diamond. Design irresistible visual persona. Tell masterful visual stories. Create breakthrough images, infographics, and video. Use all the visual social tools at your disposal, from Instagram to Pinterest to YouTube. Words can’t express what you need to say. Visuals will. Get this book: see how. Think visually to solve marketing challenges text can’t handle Utilize visual maps to craft sharper messages and strategies Guide prospects on a visual journey they simply must follow Make abstract ideas intensely real and tangible Visually boost the effectiveness of emails, landing pages, and case studies Leverage new presentation tools that go way beyond PowerPoint Clear away obstacles to action with infographics, checklists, and worksheets Add visuals to deepen engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ Create outstanding low-cost video for marketing and tutorials Optimize your visuals for tablets and smartphones Quickly improve social media performance with intuitive new visual tools
- Author : Ronald J. Osgood
- Publisher : Cengage Learning
- Release Date : 2013-01-14
- Genre : Performing Arts
- Pages : 368
- ISBN : 9781285607092
VISUAL STORYTELLING: VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE SECOND EDITION combines a thorough exploration of essential storytelling concepts with detailed instruction in practical technical skills. Without limiting its focus to a particular range of equipment, applications, or technology, this engaging text covers the key concepts, aesthetics, and techniques of single-camera field production and post production, and includes real-life stories and suggestions from working professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This collection, part of a series entitled Visual Politics of War, presents some of the key approaches to war reporting and suggests trajectories for further critical research into media visualisation of conﬂict. Ever since the Vietnam War, media globalisation has made conflict a part of everyone’s life in the modern world. This is where war reporters play the crucial role of mediators, to bring us stories covering the various dimensions of war from some of the most vulnerable places on Earth. This volume will explore the visual culture of conflict, specifically the war on terror that is grounded in the conceptual claim that images are central to contemporary geopolitics.