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Visual Storytelling

A visual medium requires visual methods. Learn how to master the art of visual storytelling.

6 Episodes

In this six-episode series we'll show you how the best filmmakers use specific visual elements to tell their stories and how you can, too. 

Free Templates

Not only do we break down current classics and celebrated masterpieces, but we've created free templates for you to use on your own. 

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Series overview

Visual Storytelling: Time-tested techniques in a technical world

Regardless of whether you're a seasoned director or just looking to increase your brand's social engagement, telling a strong story aesthetically is tantamount in our visual (and digital) world. 

Most people watch videos on social media with the sound off, and films have become stagnant with an over-reliance on dialogue and talking heads for exposition.

Using the way a production looks to communicate its narrative has become a necessity. 

In this series, we'll show you how to break from the mold and tell your story visually by using these time-tested techniques. 

Regardless of whether you're trying to stop the scroll with stunning visuals or make a splash in the festival circuit, these methods will make your production stand apart and pull the audience in.

Episode Guide

Episode 1

Understanding Film Tone

  • Freebie: "Film Tone" Worksheet

Shooting a comedy? A drama? An ironic dramedy? We'll show you how to set the right mood by controlling three basic elements of filmmaking.

Episode 2

The Art of Production Design

  • Freebie: "Production Design" Worksheet

Going to a Magical Kingdom? Exploring a Lost Civilization? Stuck in the real world? We'll show you how make your sets pop some production design.

Stay in the loop

Get notified when new episodes and templates are released in this series. Each ep is FREE, no strings attached.

Further reading about visual storytelling

Cravin' more? We knew you would. Take a look at our guide to the story circle to learn how to expertly structure any narrative. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • The eight steps and how to apply them to your script
  • The universal language of storytelling
  • Helpful story circle examples 

Interested in a classic take on the story circle? Check out our guide to Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey and get your story going.

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • The in-depth twelve-step process
  • Examples of major films that use the Hero's Journey
  • How YOU can apply the Hero's Journey to your script

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Six Episode Series

Visual Storytelling

A visual medium requires visual methods. Learn how to master the art of visual storytelling.

6 Episodes

In this six-episode series we’ll show you how the best filmmakers use specific visual elements to tell their stories and how you can, too. 

Free Templates

Not only do we break down current classics and celebrated masterpieces, but we’ve created free templates for you to use on your own. 

Sign up to watch our FREE series

Series overview

Visual Storytelling: Time-tested techniques in a technical world

Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned director or just looking to increase your brand’s social engagement, telling a strong story aesthetically is tantamount in our visual (and digital) world. 

Most people watch videos on social media with the sound off, and films have become stagnant with an over-reliance on dialogue and talking heads for exposition.

Using the way a production looks to communicate its narrative has become a necessity. 

In this series, we’ll show you how to break from the mold and tell your story visually by using these time-tested techniques. 

Regardless of whether you’re trying to stop the scroll with stunning visuals or make a splash in the festival circuit, these methods will make your production stand apart and pull the audience in.

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Episode Guide

Episode 1

Understanding Film Tone

  • Freebie: “Film Tone” Worksheet

Shooting a comedy? A drama? An ironic dramedy? We’ll show you how to set the right mood by controlling three basic elements of filmmaking.

Episode 2

The Art of Production Design

  • Freebie: “Production Design” Worksheet

Going to a Magical Kingdom? Exploring a Lost Civilization? Stuck in the real world? We’ll show you how make your sets pop some production design.

Stay in the loop

Get notified when new episodes and templates are released in this series. Each ep is FREE, no strings attached.

Further reading about visual storytelling

Dan Harmon Story Circle Can Help You Shape a Better Story - Featured - StudioBinderSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Cravin’ more? We knew you would. Take a look at our guide to the story circle to learn how to expertly structure any narrative. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • The eight steps and how to apply them to your script
  • The universal language of storytelling
  • Helpful story circle examples 

The Hero’s Journey - 17 Steps to Craft the Perfect Screenplay - Featured - StudioBinderSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Interested in a classic take on the story circle? Check out our guide to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and get your story going.

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • The in-depth twelve-step process
  • Examples of major films that use the Hero’s Journey
  • How YOU can apply the Hero’s Journey to your script

Connect with us for more fun freebies

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Facebook

DON’T MISS OUR LATEST TWEETS

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Showcase your vision with elegant shot lists and storyboards.

Create robust and customizable shot lists. Upload images to make storyboards and slideshows.

Learn More

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