Approaches to Visual Storytellingby Danny Baldwin
A collection of clips that showcase several of the ways in which filmmakers have historically used moving images alone, rather than dialogue, to convey important narrative information.
The following film clips all showcase different ways in which filmmakers have conveyed narrative information through film style and form, rather than by using dialogue. All of the clips feature no dialogue (denoted by the tag "completely wordless") or very minimal dialogue, but nonetheless convey important information about story, character, and/or setting. The clips are intended to showcase a wide range of eras, styles, nations, and philosophies of filmmaking. Compiled for Stu Pollard's Production I (CTPR 507) filmmaking course at the University of Southern California, in which students are required to produce a five-minute dialogue-free short film for their first assignment.