I.D.A.'S DOC U: The Total Picture: Using Graphics To Tell Your Story

Documentary filmmakers are constantly faced with the challenge of presenting large quantities of complex data in a visually interesting way. Graphics and animation can provide an engaging way to achieve this goal. Well-conceived graphics not only get your story points across, but they can also form the foundation of the branded elements for your film. Whether you’re planning a sequence to drive your storyline, creating an infographic to represent the scope of a social issue, or crafting an opening title sequence to draw viewers in and set the tone for your film, graphics can be an important component in telling your story. Laura Nix (The Light In Her Eyes, The Yes Men Fix The World) moderates a discussion covering important aspects of the graphics workflow, including design, budget, story considerations, and technical requirements. Panelists include filmmakers from the documentaries Inequality For All and Blackfish, along with industry experts.