I wanted to share a resource with my fellow visual artist folk, or people that write for a visual media, because if you’re also introducing panel or visual direction, it applies to you too.
Flooby Nooby’s “The Cinematography of the Incredibles”
It’s possible I’ve shared this here before, but my memory is bad and it’s worth sharing again. I’ve been reading and re-reading it, and learning so much about how to improve my pages and layouts. I hope that the improvements have been, and will continue to be, noticeable. I certainly feel very proud of a lot of the recent pages. Specifically, in how to draw the eye to specific locations and what kinds of information is conveyed by different kinds of shots. This is something that I’ve read a lot about, but until this article the concepts I’d been studying just didn’t connect. It’s funny, because now that I’ve started to get the material, I can see it everywhere and it all seems really basic. Yet these seemingly simple ideas were ones that evaded me for nearly a decade. The techniques were invisible until suddenly I could see them everywhere.
Have you ever had that happen to you? What was one “light bulb moment” where something went from invisible to obvious?