Saturday, September 10, 2011

Visual Storytelling

Ever since the dawn of the moving picture people have been excited to tell their stories visually. Lately I have seen a lot of what are called "portraits". These short films consist of a specific subject telling their story with supporting footage. Below are two examples, one is an animation and the other the is video. It is fun to compare and contrast the two styles and why one was a good choice for animation and the other for video. Can you see them being swapped?

This is a touching animation, "John and Joe," from StoryCorps is about a man's two sons who died on September 11.  John a firefighter and Joe a police officer.

This video, "COFFER," comes to us from Lost & Found Films.

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