Designing in Storytelling with Lawrence Marvit

Jensen, M. H. (Introductory speaker), Ellen Riis (Other role), Lawrence Cooper Marvit (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture or presentation


What to do when you know how you want a particular story or scene to feel, but can’t articulate it in a visual manner?
Often directors, and even designers, think that the ability to communicate visually how you want something to feel is an elaborate process that requires masterful drawing. While masterful drawing is an incredible advantage, you can actually get pretty far with very simple graphics, or simple volumetric drawings, for most cases where you need to explain things visually to a team.

Lawrence Marvit will show that by using the seven elements of design and dialing contrasts around you can make your story clear visually. Once you’ve decided how you want something to feel, how do you go about making a visual expression of that? The question of what you want the audience to feel or mood to be, is as important as the solution. Once you know the “what you want it to feel like” then question becomes “how do you compose a picture to make it feel that way?” We will be discussing different design paradigms that work cross medium and genre, and the simple thumbnail drawings that will make it clear.

Period16 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
Held atEuropean Film College, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • aesthetics, design and media
  • lecture