Over on his website, comic book legend Jim Shooter is writing a series of pieces on visual storytelling. It's geared at comic books, but many of the lessons apply to filmmakers (Hollywood and indie) as well. Key 'graf:
Let me tell you the secrets of visual storytelling. Again, we’re in the business of storytelling—that’s our number one priority. We’re here to tell a story. What is storytelling? As I was telling you writers, it’s conveying information. CONVEYING INFO. As Frank Miller once said, when he had the epiphany and went from being a talented young artist/writer to being a genius, “I get it. We know the story and they (the readers) don’t, and we’re telling them the story!"
Read the whole thing here.