Use the universal language of visual imagery to reach worldwide audiences.
Whatever your genre or style, enhance your media product with the proven power
of symbols, images, and codes.
Symbols • Images • Codes is an accessible collection of
visual images in a wide range of categories that will help you express your
message through the most powerful medium in existence.
• Visuals cross all boundaries: language, geography, culture, age, gender,
income, and interests.
• From blockbuster spectacles to sensitive art films, from MMORPGs to
political campaigns, visuals help tell and sell your story.
• Explanations from myth, history, and media – plus image examples
– give you a working knowledge of the secret symbolic language used in
• The book’s index offers an easy way to look up various images
for different emotions, concepts, and events.
What People Say
“Symbols isn’t just a book — it’s a veritable treasure map
through the complex (and often perilous) terrain of visual media. Ms. Smith
doesn’t just illuminate the mythological and symbolic construction of
the films she cites, she literally unlocks them, offering readers a chance to
be up close and personal inside the nooks and crannies of cinematic imagery
with often shocking intimacy. In short, she breaks down the visual iconography
in Symbols to the point where it feels as primal, vivid, and basic as Plato’s
ancient cave wall. And what a wall it is....”
—Mike Restaino - Director, Better Than Crazy; Editor-in-Chief, DVDFile
“Pamela Smith does it again! From her excellent book on chakras to The Power
of the Dark Side and now this wonderful resource on symbols, she has the gift
of translating the esoteric into the practical. Practical tools for today —
for writers, artists, and content creators wishing for a more conscious creativity
to imbue deeper meaning in their work and creations. Bravo, Pamela! A must for
—Kate McCallum - Producer/Writer, Founder, c3: Center for Conscious Creativity
Pamela Jaye Smith is a writer, international consultant and
speaker, and award-winning producer/director with over 30 years experience in
features, TV, music videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate, and military
films. Smith is the author of The Power of the Dark Side, Inner Drives, and
Beyond the Hero’s Journey. She has 8 years formal training in Comparative
Mysticism, was in a military think-tank during the Clinton years, and is a Master
Mason in a co-ed Lodge. She is the founder of MYTHWORKS www.mythworks.net.
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