The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Cinematography: The Visuals & the Story

Wednesday, 10 August 9:00 am - 10:30 am | West Building, Rooms 211-214

The virtual or actual camera, its placement in a scene, the choice of lens, the camera's movement, the lighting, color, and exposure all contribute to visual communication between the storytelling cinematographer and the audience. How each of these visual variables is controlled and used to help tell a story gives dramatic structure to a sequence and ultimately communicates moods and emotions to the viewer is critical to making any story come alive. A story has structure. The visuals must have structure, too.


9:05 am
Visual Space

9:20 am
Story Structure and Visual Structure

9:50 am
Line and Shape

10 am
Color and Tone

10:15 am
Movement and Rhythm

10:25 am
Summary and Review





Intended Audience

All attendees.


Bruce Block
University of Southern California