VISUAL GRAMMAR BASICS

Great documentary filmmakers know how to infuse their stories with an additional layer of meaning that’s only possible by mastering the intricacies of visual communication.

Overview

Whether shooting their own images or working with a camera operator, great documentary directors are superb visual storytellers. They know how to infuse their stories with a whole other layer of meaning that’s only possible by mastering the intricacies of visual communication. Through theory, visual examples and hands-on exercises in storyboarding and blocking, students will learn to visualize, communicate and effectively put into practice all the rules of visual grammar.

What you'll learn

1. Composition, framing, screen direction, continuity, the 180-degree rule, the 30-degree rule and much more.

2. How to apply these basic rules of controlled visual storytelling to documentary film work.

3. Hands on: students storyboard, shoot and edit an idea, and also learn the basics of creating cinema-verite style footage.

Goal

This course is designed for documentary film directors -beginners to advanced- interested in shooting their own work or wanting to learn to communicate more effectively with their main collaborators on set. At the end of the course students will understand the visual tools with which they can shape and enhance their stories without using words. Learn about our methodology.

Limited to 10 students.

Date & Location

Saturday & Sunday, November 22-23
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Centre for Social Innovation
720 Bathurst St.

Instructor

Juan Baquero

Price

$249 + HST

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