How to Tell a Story in a Series
once we thought about ideation and conceptualization through a Siris of images. We have to think about how to tell a story in a Siri's, and this is kind of a fun thing to approach because there are multiple ways that we could do it. Story can unfold thematically or abstract Lee linearly Concrete Lee There are so many ways that we can represent story across time. Ah, story could be representative time. So like your story might be, there's a beginning, a middle and an end. You're following a character or time is passing in the Siri's. That's a really fun way to make a Siri's. I've seen some amazing documentary Siri's that, you know, contain the passage of time for somebody. There's a beginning, a middle and an end. There's a story arc, and that's a really great way of creating. But equally a story in a Siri's could just elaborate on a single idea. That's actually how I work is I elaborate on single ideas, so I have a single theme, and then my Siri's is all about that theme. The timeline ...
of it doesn't make any difference. It doesn't really matter if you view one before the other because it's all about representing a theme individually in different ways. So that's kind of how I like to work. But your your Siris of images, I want you to think of it not as having to tell a story, but as feeling a story as feeling your way through whatever the ark is that you're creating, whatever that through line is. And that could be a much more accessible way of thinking about story. Instead of saying who it has to have a beginning, middle and end, or I have to create a character. No, you don't. It just has toe have a sense of emotion in the through line. Each image convey, build on feeling, or it can provide a road map for emotions to follow. So maybe it's really obvious how you're supposed to feel. Maybe it's not. But what you're doing is you're giving someone the tools to be able to emote with the images every single time they view it, and you could do that many different ways through the images themselves, without really having to tell the viewer very much about what you're doing. Um, you can write about it. An artist statement, for example, lots of different ways that you might be able to communicate that emotional roadmap to people. When we think about conceptualization, we have to think about the understanding of ideation, because ideation the coming up of ideas leads to image fluency. It leads us to be able to say I have ideas. Ideas are abundant because I have a creativity practice idea. Fluency leads to greater image connection, because when you can come up with many really deep ideas, then you're more likely to find one that resonates globally or with whoever you want it to resonate with. Image connection then leads to a better understanding of art and more successful images. The more we can understand every facet of art and everything that you're doing and what you're putting into, that how it connects to people in a deeply psychological way. Then you can begin to create a dialogue and impact and innovation, and all of that is vital to conceptualization. So I hope that you will consider how you can make a Siris of images may be in for 10 air. If you're being more ambitious, that's fine at Minimum five and start to come up with ways that you can make a Siri's that's authentic to you that creates a dialogue and that practices innovation.