Monday, November 14, 2016

L00 :Visual Story Telling : Introduction

"Show don't Tell" is the common phrase used in the filmmaking business.
But how do you show when you have no idea about visual story telling tricks.
Don't worry I am not trying to question your skills, I am here to help you develope visual story telling techniques if you are lacking any.

Let us first see what are the basic visual components of a shot.

Visual Components :
1. Space
2. Line
3. Shape
4. Color
5. Tone
6. Movement
7. Rhythm

Each of these components will have two types of main composition variants.
First is the Contrast type and second is the Affinity type.

Here contrast means difference, every thing in the shot will have the edges of the spectrum.

 For example if you draw a dot, a line and a box they all look different from each other and we can say the shot has shape contrast.

And the image looks more dynamic and more intense


Affinity means similarity,  every thing in the frame will fall into short band of a spectrum.

For example if you draw three dots of different size, they will have similarity in shape

And the image looks less dynamic and less intense

Contrast (difference) = more visual intensity and more dynamic
Affinity(similarities) = less visual intensity and less dynamic

Based on your preferences you can chose either contrast look or affinitive look for your frame. We will discuss more details about later in the course.

First let us understand the 7 visual components in detail and how each of those components can be used to manipulate your audience emotion.

In the next blog post we will start with the visual component Space. (Click here to go to the blog post)

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