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Directors have a multifaceted job description - they pull the best performance out of the actors, determine the shot list and coverage for each scene, and ensure all the shots work together continuously. These are the obvious ones.  But one task that isn’t so obvious, but equally important is defining the visual story.


  • 38:22 video that walks you through the steps of creating a visual story
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How to frame the visuals to help tell the story
  • How to use lines and shapes
  • How to use color to evoke the correct emotion
  • How to use tone, movement and rhythm
I am very impressed by the quality of the video that I have been watching. I will strongly recommend to my peers.”
   - Weimin Zhang,
       San Francisco State University