Visualization

You have worked out a story line and an idea line. Now comes the fun as you begin to consider how to put over your ideas visually. Every sequence has a point or a number of points that can be shown through visuals, commentary, or a combination of both. Your aim is to find the most powerful way to use the joint forces of both picture and word.

As the film proceeds, it makes a series of assertions: today, the car is God; the famine in Ethiopia is tragic beyond all belief; the youngsters of today are crazier than their parents ever were. These statements need illustrating in order to prove their truth. They can be illustrated in comic or serious ways, but they must be proved. So one of your first jobs is to choose the pictures that will prove your points in the most imaginative and interesting way.

The job of visualization is shared between the writer and the director. The writer will suggest the action and visualization but knows that the director, on location, may add to or alter the suggestion or think of a better way of putting over the idea. But the script visualization is always the starting point and is usually a tremendous help to the director.

In my automobile accident film, one of the points I wanted to make was that the car often becomes an extension of one's personality. It can represent power, sex, virility. In the film, the point was made visually as follows:

Film Making

Film Making

If you have ever wanted the secrets to making your own film, here it is: Indy Film Insider Tips And Basics To Film Making. Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Is there a story you want to tell? You might even think that this is impossible. Studios make films, not the little guy. This is probably what you tell yourself. Do you watch films with more than a casual eye? You probably want to know how they were able to get perfect lighting in your favorite scene, or how to write a professional screenplay.

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