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  • 1. Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • 2. presents Screen Grammar & Visual Language Basics Frank Guttler frankguttler@gmail.comSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 3. "Children turn things into stories, and when they try to make sense of their life they use the storied version of their experience as the basis for further reflection. Even well into adulthood, we find it easier to process information in narrative form than in more abstract forms like equations and graphs. Most effective of all are narratives that we construct ourselves." - Jerome Bruner, cognitive learning theory pioneer The Narrative Construction of Reality, 1991Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • 4. “We need to treat the language and grammar of the screen exactly the way we learn writing music or painting” - George LucasSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 5. Screen Ed Process Mirrors Reading & Writing ProcessesSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 6. What’s the difference between a SHOT and a SCENE?Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • 7. SHOT The part of a film between two cuts SCENE A series of shots combined to form a continuous block of storytelling. The end of a scene is typically marked by a change in location, style, or time.Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • 8. Comparing Visual Language to the Printed Word Sentence Paragraph Chapter Novel Shot Scene Sequence MovieSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 9. Shots: The Vocabulary of Screen LanguageSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 10. DVD Special Features and Commentaries A Master-Class in film sitting on your bookshelf! Watch & LearnSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 11. Raiders of the Lost Ark • 1981 • 115 minutes • PG • Written by Lawrence Kasdan • Directed by Steven Spielberg • Starring Harrison Ford • Paramount Home VideoSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 12. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off • 1986 • 103 minutes • PG-13 • Written & Directed by John Hughes • Starring Matthew Broderick • Paramount Home VideoSunday, October 30, 2011
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  • 15. A storyboard is a visual sketch of how Storyboard: a shot is to be seen through the camera lens.Sunday, October 30, 2011
  • 16. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs • 1937 • 83 minutes • G rating • Directed by David Hand • Based on the story by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm • Walt Disney Home VideoSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 17. Reverse Storyboarding Monsters, Inc. • 2001 • 92 minutes • G rating • Directed by Peter Docter & David Silverman • Screenplay by Andrew Stanton & David Gerson • Walt Disney Home VideoSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 18. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King • 2003 • Directed by Peter Jackson • Written by JRR Tolken & Frank Walsh • Starring Ian McKellen,Viggo Mortenson, Sean Astin • 200 min • PG-13 • New Line Home VideoSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 19. Shot Composition The Rule Of ThirdsSunday, October 30, 2011
  • 20. A Tale of Two Lamps Digital Magic vs. Analog MasterySunday, October 30, 2011
  • 21. Luxo, Jr. • 1986 • Directed by John Lasseter • Pixar Animation Studios • 2 minutes • www.youtube.com/ watch?v=PvCWPZfK8pISunday, October 30, 2011
  • 22. IKEA Lamp • 2002 • Directed by Spike Jonze • Advertisement • 60 sec. • www.youtube.com/watch? v=I07xDdFMdgwSunday, October 30, 2011