USC Cinematic Arts

Mr. Block has over thirty years experience in the technical, visual and production aspects of film, television, and photography.  His career encompasses every type of film/video production including feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries, animation, visual effects, video games and Imax films. 

His recent producer and visual consultant credits include: How Do You Know, The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give, Stuart Little, As Good As It Gets, Spanglish, America's Sweethearts, What Women Want and The Parent Trap.

Mr. Block has been a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for thirty-three years where he teaches required master classes in visual structure.  He also conducts seminars in America and Europe for various universities incuding AFI, USC and UCLA, advertising agencies, national film boards, animation studios including Aardman, Blue Sky, Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, PDI, Pixar, Starz, computer game companies including Blizzard, EA, Relic, and Valve, live action and visual effects studios including ILM & Lucas Film and corporations including Google, Hasbro and Hewlett-Packard.

Mr. Block is the author of The Visual Story, now in its second edition, published by Focal Press.  His book is avaialbe in several languages and is used professionally and educationally all over the world as the classic contemporary text on visual structure.  His new book 3-D Storytelling will be published in early 2013.