The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media

The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media Author Bruce Block
ISBN-10 0240807790
ISBN-13 9780240807799
Year 2007-10-24
Pages 310
Language English
Publisher Focal Press
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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 directors and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past present and future

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