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4.23.2008

Visual Story Telling

As I've noted in a recent post, you can learn a lot from watching movies.

One of the very common problems with student films is that they are "preachy", they say too much and show to little. Contrast that with a scene in "Invincible", where Vince is feeling down and considering dropping out. But then he sees a kid wearing his number on his back playing football.

Boom. Instant inspiration without a single line of dialog.


Show, Don't Tell - "Invincible"

So, keep in mind that movies are about moving pictures and using those moving pictures to move the audience. By the by, DJTV has a great video on this subject as well (if you haven't realized it yet, DJTV is a great resource).

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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