Tools of the Visual Storyteller


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This lesson will enable the students to see how the techniques
of cinematography they’ve learned about are used to tell
stories. The students will analyze movie clips that have no
dialogue and determine how the story is told through shot
composition, editing, and other visual elements.

Students will also begin to understand that just as artists who
work in other visual art forms do, creators of movies and TV shows
use the elements of art—the components used to create
works of art, such as line, color, and shape—and principles
of design—concepts relating to how the elements of art
are arranged, such as balance, contrast, and rhythm. 

This lesson will use the definitions and descriptions given in
the attached handout as students analyze the use of art elements
and design principles in movies and TV shows.


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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 10 to 12