Storytelling Master Class-The Reward
I love wordless books and animations. When done well they showcase how much story, character and mood you can tell your audience with just visuals.
As children’s book illustrators we need to be able to have our stories make sense to a child even if Mommy and Daddy aren’t there to read the words to them. So storytelling is a large part of our job requirement.
The film below is a great example of storytelling. It’s called, The Reward. It’s a graduation film from Denmark’s The Animation Workshop. They manage to do in 9 minutes what many hour and a half movies fail to do and they have the advantage of dialogue. They develop character, worlds and story without a stitch of dialogue. Watch and learn folks! Great stuff!