I recently had the pleasure to visit Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, my alma mater, to share my thoughts on visual communication in architecture via a rendering workshop which I taught. So much of what is produced in this industry is descriptive; yet, while this is useful and serves a purpose, it often fails to connect us (the viewer) to the narrative of the building. This was a fantastic opportunity to discuss how and why narrative is important to architecture as a means not only to communicate to others but also to help ground designers in their work.
Based in part on the professor Bracco's design prompt, I created the following recording of a sample project to show the students how various photoshop techniques can be combined together to create a narrative focused rendering of their project. Here is the fast 60 second preview:
Below is the demo at 3x speed, allowing you to see the tools and process in greater detail.