Thursday, June 19, 2008

22 Frames That Always Work

Having trouble writing the shot list for your Great American Film? When in doubt, turn to comics. Wally Wood was a comics artist, writer and publisher who was responsible for tons of iconic images from the 20th century. His quick sketch of "22 Panels That Always Work" is proving to be one of his more enduring legacies. It's getting passed around in new media circles these days and it remains a wonderful go-to resource for visual story-tellers in many mediums.

Here is a blog post by tech writer (and BoingBoing Gadgets blogger) Joel Johnson, who has graciously linked to some hi-res scans of Wood's artwork. I suggest you print it out and keep it handy when you're composing your shots.

1 comment:

flameape said...

this is a wise piece of advice, effendi! listen to Bill- the wally wood panels are GOLD. PRINT THEM,KNOW THEM, LOVE THEM.