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Visual storytelling book – on composition

Composition can make meaningful connections between shots and story points for you, without you ever having to use a word of dialogue.

One of the most powerful ways to tell your story through your visuals is by making maximum use of your composition. Which is the way you arrange the elements of your work on the page/canvas/screen.

Composition is a vast subject. If you really want to dive deep into it I recommend a course that will go into depth about how composition works and how to make the most of it. 

However, there are also a few good books written on the subject. In today’s video I will share about the best one that I have come across so far: Framed Ink, by Marcos Mateu-Mestre.

Watch the video here:

Composition can communicate a character’s emotional state, show and enhance the kinds of situations the character finds themselves in, and, most importantly: it influences how the audience feels about the things they’re seeing.

Composition can make meaningful connections between shots and story points for you, without you ever having to use a word of dialogue.


Apart from composition there are a lot more tools in your artist toolbox that can help you tell your story visually. (And often on a subconscious level to your audience)

On February 27th I will send out a check list to my email list with a lot of these tools (and examples). If you want to receive it Be sure to sign up to my email list before this date.

You will immediately receive my new e-book: “my 10 biggest tips for successful personal projects”

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