Author: Bruce Block

Bruce Block

Bruce Block has worked in a creative capacity on dozens of feature films, television shows commercials and animated films. His feature film producing credits include Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want, America's Sweethearts, The Parent Trap, and Father of the Bride I & II.His book "The Visual Story" is used professionally and educationally all over the world.


Posts by Bruce Block:

Ghosting 2

2 Visual Sins of 3D Movies


There are three main factors that contribute to the negative effects the two Visual Sins can have on the audience: 1.) Where is the audience looking? The Visual Sins can’t cause problems if the audience doesn’t look at them. Every shot has a subject and a lot of non-subjects. The audience spends most of its…

Story arc and maintaining tension

The Rhythm of Filmmaking


Different stories have different rhythms. It’s possible to draw a flow-line to represent the rhythms of a story that can help you discover the visual rhythms for a production.This flow-line represents the rhythms of stories that alternate between great rhythmic peaks and valleys. The Godfather, Ran, Raging Bull, Lawrence of Arabia, and Citizen Kane are…

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