Close All Laptops Please
Only the back half of the class may use their laptops.
What is a Visual Narrative?
Any narrative where we use visuals to convey the majority of the story.
Visual narratives 101.
The Photo Essay
Conveying a message or narrative purely through photography.
Just a series of images in sequence and speedy.
A03: Telling a Story
Using images and text in a series of frames, you will convey a narrative.
How we expect you to step through A03:
- Select or develop a narrative
- Plan your images
- Adapt the text to work with images
- Find images (from any source; but cited)
- Assemble in panels as story
The rubric for A03 is a bit different:
- Graphic story design (10 points)
- Graphic / spatial relationship between images
- Single overarching aesthetic
- Use of composition, framing, angle to build narrative
- Use of text and image combinations to build narrative
- Use of panel arrangement and framing to build narrative
- Demonstrate understanding of narra
- Clearly cited all image sources (1 point)tive structure
- Process reflection (4 points)
- Parts of narrative:
- Turning Point
- Rising Action
- Falling Action
- What visual elements tell the story?
- How do we know they are all one story?
- What elements of narrative do we see?
Our narrative sample for today.
What are the narrative parts?
It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,
You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl
But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up behind
You're out of time
They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change the number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah.
All through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen,
I'll make you see
Working with pieces of the original narrative, assemble a larger work.
Brainstorm some variations on the narrative you found.
Anyone Can Storyboard
Storyboarding does not require an artist's skill.
Please sketch your ideas for Thriller, and then submit them at the front.
- Some restrictions:
- Five panels
- 25 words maximum
Finding Your 'Song'
For A03 you are welcome to work with a song as inspiration, or come up with your own narrative. Do keep in mind:
- Is the narrative clear?
- How does working visually affect the narrative?
- Do you want to work with drawings or photos?
To get you started, you will now have __ minutes to come up with potential narrative ideas.
To continue getting started, you will now have __ minutes to come up with storyboards to illustrate the narrative.
- What is the narrative?
- How is it visually conveyed?
- How can the narrative be made clearer?
- What might visually strengthen the narrative?
For next week
- Bring a camera to next week's lecture
- Complete A03 Draft
Framing Your Story
How to Contact Andrew
- Office Hours:
- Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 at SFU Surrey on the mezzanine
- Thursdays from 1:30-2:20pm outside SSC-B9201
- Fridays from 10:30-11:20 at SFU Surrey on the mezzanine
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 778.782.9747
- Office: Room 2816 (SFU Surrey)