CINECITY 2009 WORKSHOP & EXHIBITION
1X MINUTE FILMS EXPLORING ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY
- impermanence 2009 by Joel Harvey & Mia Hutson & Jane Zoubtchenko
- electriCITY 2009 by Choi Seung Hyuk & Jeanette Le
- Secondskin 2009 by Georgia Forbes & Lisha Corcoran
THE BRIEF & WORKSHOPS
CINECITY WORKSHOP 18+25 JULY 2009: AN EXPLORATION IN ARCHITECTURE AND FILM
ESQUISSE: a sketch, a hint, a shadow, an outline…;
- Esquissse: “The first sketch of a picture or model of a statue.” Free Dictionary Esquisse Beaux-Arts Paris: “In order to understand this complex system of pedagogy, theory and practice we must first grasp the two essential components of its methods – the analytiqueand the esquisse. If the analytique dealt with the part, the esquisse dealt with the whole.” The portfolio and the diagram – Hyungmin Pai
WORKSHOP PART ONE(18/07/09) 1pm to 5pm (start after lunch): THREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
 OPTION ONE: Space Types Space Actions
- In this option the films will explore a transition / journey / movement from one type of space to another
- The films will explore – virtual architecture – an architectural experience – how films construct a world.
- The film will communicate /question /explore – an architectural/ design idea about space/ and how we experience this space
- The spaces will be occupied…
- The spaces could be imaginary….
- SPACE TYPES: choose three: framed space/ framing space/ interstitial space/confined space/emotional space/dense space/physiological space/ free space/ non space/ threshold space/ expansive space/shallow space/ deep space/ crowed space/ quite space/intimate space…
- EVENTS/ACTIONS: choose three: sitting/ stopping/ running/ entering/ leaving/ jumping/ thinking/ looking/ shouting/ kissing/ kicking, passing/ leaping/ laughing/ playing/ working/ sweeping/ digging/ walking/ skipping/ lingering, speeding/dancing space/ drinking space/ eating space / traveling space….
 OPTION TWO – architectural involution/engagement: an open air bar at FED Square
- INVOLUTION: the act or an instance of enfolding or entangling
- TRANSFORMATION:Transition from one form to another/Memory/History (His-story and Her-story)
- In this option the films will explore the following: Lee Stickle and Jonathan Mosely ask in their essay Film/Architecture/Narrative,
- “How do we experience the city in a cinematic sense? Can our understanding of space and place be enhance through film? Can Zooms montage, jump edits, storyboarding, scripting, establish shots, pans, close ups, framing , tracking shots, sequencing, depth of field, continuity and other aspects of film productively contaminate architectural design? … can architects use film making as a tool for stimulating and redefining our own practices?”
- cinematic ideas and techniques will be used to explore architectural ideas.
- Interweave a large scale model (1:20) with site footage and image sequences.
- This will explore the presence of the architectural intervention on the site.
- Start by observing how people use the site/ move within the site.
Points to be considered:
- Considerer the history of the site – FED square/ Electric Buildings/ River Bank (pre-1836)
- Consider the Client: Who is your client? Who will use the space…
- Explore the site – Where are you going to place your intervention? How will your intervention/involution effect the existing spaces…
- The architectural interventions have to address: spatial sequence, threshold, material quality, quality of light, view, rhythm, perception….
- This aim of this study is to use the process to explore the way the architecture is experienced by the user.
- Model to be a working model not a presentation model (a sketch/esquissse) (EG spend no more than 3hrs making the model.)
- Model to made from box board
- Some cinematic techniques to consider: long shot/ close up/ tracking/ camera movement/ point of view/ cutting/ framing etc….
The panel will consider (amongst other things):
- How did you relate to a sense of Fed Square cinematically?
- How did the process enhance your understanding of the place/space of fed square?
- What aspects of the projects character did the filmic representation emphasis or reinforce?
 OPTION THREE– yOUR cHOICE
- Take any of elements from option one and two and/or other elements and come up with your own proposal. You must confirm all details of the proposal at the workshop on the 18 July 2009.
PARAMETERS FOR OPTION ONE TWO & THREE
- The workshop will be run in a format similar to an esquissse
- This is an experiment…no experiments fail…
- The focus will be on the process not the final presentation.
- It’ll be cheap…filming: digital camera’s/mobile phones …editing: free software.
- In camera editing (negotiable – NOTE: will have time implications)
- The projects will be site specific…
- Each student will produce a film 60 seconds in length.
- Presentation of works: workshop participants will have to consider how the work will be exhibited – in the design hub gallery & to consider if they would like to rework the film to be considered for the Urban screen at Uts
WORKSHOP PART TWO (25/07/09) 9.30 am to 2.00pm
Workshop participants will return the following Saturday 25/07/09 and present their films to the expert panel: Bill Routt, Dik Jarman, where the ideas that have been explored will be discussed
- The panel will not judge the works as such but enter into a discussion regarding the ideas that have been explored.
EXHIBITION: 6PM 25/07/09: CINECITY GROUP 4X LOUISE/FOOCH/RUSELL/TONY + WORKSHOP FILMS
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Each workshop participant to bring along one still/or one panel from a story board – one key image – as a starting point.
TO BRING ALONG TO WORKSHOP PART ONE: 18/07/09
- One A3 sketch pad
- 6 x 6B pencils.
TO BRING ALONG TO WORKSHOP PART TWO (the exhibition): 25/07/09
- One 60second film – playable in quicktime.
CINECITY ARCHITECTURAL FILM PROJECT
VIEW FILMS HERE: vimeo group