This course will explore the art of computer visualization within the framework of architectural storytelling and film. As stakeholders in the professional world are expecting higher levels of visual sophistication, the art of visualization is becoming a key component of the building process. Students will learn the principles underlying many current day visualization softwares and how they are being used by professionals in production today. The seminar will look at the interplay between built objects, and cinematic environments. It will investigate the technical tools focusing particularly on 3ds max / vray, while touching on Photoshop, After Effects, & Premiere. While the software is specific, the principles learned in this course are transferable to any tools.