Research Visual Storytelling


Third & Fourth Phase


“Stories told in serial and single images.”

Examples below in order: Satirical cartoon, flyers, film posters, posters with messages/quotes or for events, magazines, for research, lesson material, cut away, exploded-view, children books, comic book, graphic novel.

2D & 3D Animation

“Stories told in moving and serial images.”

Can be used for: entertainment, political and social-cultural messages, propaganda and explanations.

Benefits of animation: characters are their own thing, can show impossible movements, gives information in a faster and more simple way, feelings can be turned into emotions & often easier to understand. 

Short & long storylines in films

Some forms of films: Music video’s(short and simple) animated and live action, commercials (short and simple with a catchy message) animated and live action, tv-series episode focused (per episode a wrapped up story) & season focused/ overarching (linear story through the whole season), movies (linear story).

Interactive storytelling

“Stories in which the watcher has an influence on the storyline.”

Examples below in order: interactive movies like Bandersnatch (Netflix), computer games and board games with an own storyline, computer games and board games with a set storyline, interactive graphic novel like ‘The Land of the Magic Flute‘.

Large-scale storytelling

“Stories that are told on a big scale, such as on buildings and in the sky.”

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