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Visual Story Telling

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in

Visual storytelling has many categories within it.  The categories that a part of this are photographs, film, design and also painting. The way that people use visual storytelling can range from something to help explain an idea, convey an emotion, and telling a story. There is no right or wrong way to do this, but you can find tip on the subject from many people.

One way to use photographs to tell a story is by having a slideshow. If used correctly it can show a lot of emotions. One such example is shown below.



A lot of the before a movie is filmed it is first made into a storyboard to make sure the movie works well. The use of a storyboard is to work out how it works visually. So this is the step between the written story and capturing it on film. This is an interview of one such artist.



Iain McCaig is an illustrator that has been involved in movies such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

Painting can be combined with audio to make a more interactive experience for the viewer. Using more than one medium means you can create emotion better and create a more dynamic effect on the audience.



"WORLDSPIRIT represents a radically new form of entertainment that brings together evolutionary spiritual teachings, visual art, music, live performance and advanced technology; speaking at once to body, mind and spirit." - Their YouTube page

Using visuals to express an idea better can help your audience understand things a a deeper level. Creating a deeper meaning in your viewer mean your message will be both remember more and have a greater effect. Not everyone is good with viusalzing in their head what is being said.

Photograph from VizThink NYC of visual notes

Visual storytelling can take place in many forms and combinations. The way that it is done is only limited to your imagination. All ways that you can tell a story can be powerful.

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1 Response to Visual Story Telling

October 15, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Man, you packed a lot of awesomeness into your midterm practical exam. You nail it when you mention how visuals help to convey meaning at a deeper level. Well said!

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