11 CHOOSING THE MOMENT OF ACTION
Naturally, this can be implied by depicting an actual action – running, punching, jumping, say – but it can also be abstractly implied with certain graphic symbols, such as motion lines or blurs. Action can also be implied by its aftermath: the man standing above another who’s dazed and holding his bloody jaw, for example. I find that the most interesting action is either before the moment of climax (potential) or after (what just happened?). Imagine the winding up of a punch or the guy flying away from the punch. This means that the viewer can fill in the action, and they create how dynamic it is in their heads.
Action can be abstractly implied with certain graphic symbols, such as motion lines or blurs