Ideas In Motion 2018

2018-10-24 00:00:00 2018-10-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto Ideas In Motion 2018 FADE IN: EXTREME CLOSEUPS OF FLICKERING INSTRUMENT PANELS. Readouts and digital displays pulse eerily with the technology of the distant future. Wherever we are, it seems to be chill, dark, and sterile. Electronic machinery chuckles softly to itself… Worldbuilding within a digital space can make… Toronto FITC Toronto



Making a mainstream film that is culturally resonant, critically acclaimed and financially successful is a rare achievement, yet some filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and David Fincher consistently tell stories that tick all of those boxes.

Under the surface of their most celebrated films lies a hidden architecture that operates on an unconscious level. This talk is designed to illuminate the techniques that great storytellers use to engage a global audience on a deep and meaningful level through psychological metaphor.


To explain the techniques that great filmmakers use to engage and inspire an audience on an unconscious, psychological level.

Four Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. The importance of communicating on multiple levels
  2. The significance of metaphor in understanding great visual storytelling
  3. How psychology can help to explain the resonance of culturally significant movies
  4. How great filmmakers embed hidden, unconscious themes and ideas in their stories