Film Director’s Visual Concept – 9 Examples

by Peter D. Marshall

1. triangles (symbol of the female, relationships, romance)

2. squares (symbols for being trapped, rigid, conservative)

3. circles (symbol of infinity, without beginning or end)

4. horizontal lines (level, true, balanced)

5. vertical lines (firm, upward, climbing)

6. motion going LEFT to RIGHT (feels comfortable)

7. motion going RIGHT to LEFT (feeling of conflict)

8. stillness (creates focus – someone standing still as people walk by)

9. action (creates focus – a person walking through a still crowd)

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