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Images with movement

In Advertizing, Branding, Creative, Design, Inspire, Marketing, Photography on July 18, 2013 at 12:58 am

I love the artistic and creative direction of the DKNY and DKNY Men Fall 2013 ad campaigns! Simply because it’s got my top three favorite elements: fashion, New York City, and images with movement.

What do I mean by ‘images with movement’?

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Setting the scene

In Creative, Design, Film, Scriptwriting, Theater, Writing on July 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I love the opening first scene of the movie The Adjustment Bureau. A side silhouette of Matt Damon standing in perfect synergy to the arched backdrop. The colors. The tone. The vibe. The look. The feel. Even his attire doesn’t disturb the solemness in the air.

He is alone. In semi-darkness. In deep contemplation. Surrounded by beautiful historical architecture. Already you’re wondering why. What is he doing? What happens next?

It sets the scene for the story. You automatically feel a sense that this is his story. A journey into contemplating his purpose. In semi-darkness. In varied levels of confusion.

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Writing vs. storytelling

In Creative, Writing on December 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

I recently attended a writers’ workshop and one of the topics discussed was the difference between writing and storytelling.

So it got me thinking about what makes an ordinary piece of writing into an extraordinary story.

Storytelling is the ability to hold captive an audience simply by using words. Or is it? Is it the story? Or the way you write the story?

Let’s explore, shall we?

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