The goal of this lecture series is to clarify a storyteller's intent through the use of meaningful visual design choices that more effectively support their story. Intended for artists and writers alike of any narrative medium, this workshop is a reminder of the richness and effectiveness of the visual medium to convey information, evoke ideas, and illicit emotion.
By examining feature and animated films for both successful and unsuccessful applications of cinematic design, creative choices can be evaluated for how they either support and enrich the story, or how they compete, dilute or even contradict the story.
The central idea behind Cinematic Design is simply: the Clarity of Intent--that the artist, author, or film-maker has a clear understanding of what they want to convey and they make informed choices about how they convey it. It is a process of understanding the 'what' of intent to find the right 'how' of execution.
Each section is a basic introduction to concepts covered more fully in my lecture series. Please contact me for more information.