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Author Smith, Pamela Jaye, 1948-

Title Symbols + images + codes : the secret language of meaning in film, TV, games and visual media / Pamela Jaye Smith.

Published Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  302.23 Smi    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 114 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 19 x 28 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents How symbols work -- Astronomy and astrology -- Composition -- Numbers -- Codes -- Earth -- Air -- Fire -- Water -- Animals -- Chakras -- Color -- The leap -- Anatomy -- Clothes -- Architecture -- Steps and stairs -- Crosses -- Duality -- Cultural references -- Situations and symbols -- Going native -- Sex, love, and romance -- Weapons, wounds, and deaths -- Exercises -- Conclusion.
Summary Words can communicate at one level. But if you want to reach down into a person's soul or touch an audience in a profound way, you need to use Symbols, Images, and Codes --
This powerful new book teaches you how to use the universal language of visual imagery to deeply communicate with audiences worldwide. Whatever your genre or style, you can empower your media product by using this accessible collection of visual images in a way that will help you express your message --
"Joseph Campbell opened our eyes to the symbolic mysteries. Now, Pamela Jaye Smith gives us a handbook that unlocks the hidden dimensions of story. Those who create or study media will turn often to this book to understand the essential underpinnings of visual narrative."---Jonathan Young, Ph.D., Psychologist, Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives --
"In Symbols.Images.Codes Pamela Jaye Smith explores the power of these three things to engage and influence us. As screenwriters, these tools are a critical component of the message we want to get across and help determine how entertaining our stories are. This insightful and fascinating book teaches us how to use them most effectively to formulate the most powerful impact on the audience."---Pamela Wallace, Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, Witness --
"Pamela Jaye Smith astutely surveys thousands of years of human experience and adds a rozor-sharp understanding from diverse cultures in order to break the code and provide the reader with a practical understanding, indeed a modern tool box, for the use of symbology in multi-level communication for the 21st century. Vital stuff for anyone in the media business!"---J. Peter Mclllwain, 33rd degree, Past Master, Sinim Lodge AF&AM Tokyo, Japan & Shanghai, China --
"Whether your dream is to write, direct, act, edit or simply enjoy movies, television, games, or any of the new forms of media, Pamela Jaye Smith has just provided you with the key to enhancing the art of storytelling and game playing in her latest book. Smith skillfully blends an array of classical elements with cultural references, giving you a global Pandora's box of creative possibilities to whet our appetites and stir our imaginations."---Kathie Fong Yoneda, Script Consultant, Workshop Leader, Author of THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME: A Hollywood Insider's Guide to Getting Your Script Sold and Produced --Book Jacket.
Subject Symbolism in mass media.
Visual communication.
Variant Title Symbols, images and codes.
ISBN 9781932907742