Letters About Visual Storytelling
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A step-by-step guide to the many choices a filmmaker or comics artist makes in telling a story.
Sticks, Twitches, Gifts and Touchstones — let me show you how these simple devices can make your stories rich with meaning.
Let me tell you about The Golden Action — visual storytelling at its most creative and potent.
In praise of a medium that is at once unmeasurable, hopelessly unscalable and algorithmically unfathomable.
Spending time with Hayao Miyazaki has kickstarted my comics storytelling!
A step-by-step breakdown of making my four-page comic Negroni With A Twist - with lots of pictures!
The third and final guest letter, with some useful advice on plotting out the panels of a comic.
I’ve been keeping a visual journal during lockdown and I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things.
I break down the visual storytelling in this radical and fascinating graphic novel.
I’ve lost too much time trying to study the craft instead of just getting my hands dirty and making mistakes.
A look inside Berlin - one of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read and my thoughts on what filmmakers can learn from comics artists.
From Tilly Walden to William Blake - some inspirational notes on telling stories with words and pictures.
A collection of ideas, quotes and provocations which are still lingering in my brain weeks after I saw them.
I answer your questions about how I made Jaron Lanier Fixes The Internet for The New York Times.
Sixteen tips to help you improve your filmmaking and comics art.
Some lessons in filmmaking from the set of my latest video project.
A behind-the-scenes look at a new film I’ve made for The New York Times - plus some exciting news about a film I directed last year!
A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.
This diagram helps me tell visual stories that make the audience both think and feel. Here’s how to use it.
A step-by-step look at my previsualisation process for making a video for The New York Times.
There’s a lot in this one! Poetry, filmmaking, graphic novels and visual storytelling - take your pick!
Notes on the balance between preparation and improv in the creative process, while shooting a film for The New York Times.
Some practical advice on how filmmakers can build a daily practice habit that improves their craft.
On Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse, the nature of juxtaposition and writing screenplay dialogue.
On climate change and how stories create aesthetic emotion to comprehend what’s happening.
How graphic novels and films are sister mediums, speaking the same language.
Introducing The Third Something newsletter - reflections on visual storytelling and the creative process.