Course 2 | Pre-production: Developing your story

This series will inspire architects to share their work through video by developing, filming, editing, and sharing project stories.


Featuring John Gordon and Emily Teng Yan, AIA Film Challenge 2020 Grand Prize Winners, pre-production focuses on the planning that takes place before picking up a camera. Topics include developing a complete story, using a film matrix, creating a timeline, and more.

Learning objectives

  • Determine the story
  • Recognize and organize story elements
  • Identify and develop a timeline for story production

This course is part of a series

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  • John Gordon

    John Gordon

    Co-Owner | The Modern Reel

    John is a director and editor based in Dallas, TX. He has a knack for creating fresh content by...
  • Emily Teng Yan

    Emily Teng Yan

    Senior Associate/Project Architect | OMNIPLAN

    Emily Teng Yan, AIA is an architect at OMNIPLAN in Dallas, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of...