Introduction to film theory. Referential meaning technically is the parts of a film that refer to things outside the film already having meaning, like worldly events. In practice Referential meaning is, in most cases, a simple plot summery of the film. We look at referential meaning because films are created to entertain more than to provide the public with a meaningful experience. Referential meaning is very important but is just the first layer of meaning that is possible for a film to have.
Creative writing/ storytelling tutorial for the multimedia age. The writing strategies offered in these tutorials can also be applied to podcasting, film work, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. but they are still very much about writing. Writing is an important skill for most kinds of multimedia artists.