cinematics
architectural stories in motion pictures  
 

 

Our films chronicle exceptional building projects for architects,

academic institutions, contractors, donors, stakeholders, and the press. 

 

Our films are used for student recruitment and capital campaigns, presentations and celebrations. 

 

The films demonstrate the value of investing in quality architectural projects.

 

 
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World Trade Center

Transportation Hub

New York

 

The American International School of Zagreb is a new unique complex supporting project-based and student-centered learning. The new facility will support the exceptional teaching and learning that is already happening at AISZ.  

 

We propose to capture this new building’s warm and inviting character, by producing a short film which will exhibit the collaborative learning taking place there.

 

The film will feature the facility's harmonious interaction with its context, luminous interior spaces and magnificent interplay of this building’s space and users.

 

previous work

American International 

School of 

Johannesburg

 

 

AISJ’s main campus is located on a 58-acre (23.5 ha) site on the northern edge of the greater Johannesburg area. Its former role as a horse farm is reflected in both the architecture of the original buildings and the rural nature of the campus. In addition to 76 classrooms, the site includes an all-purpose gymnasium, a cafeteria, a 180-seat theater, two libraries, a 25-meter open swimming pool, a small boarding house, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, and three soccer fields.

Current enrollment on the main campus is approximately 740 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The plan focuses on creating distinct schools that connect to a common core and reflect the rural architecture of Johannesburg.

American 

Cooperative

School of Tunis

 

During the civil unrest of the Arab Spring in September 2012, the school was attacked, looted, and set on fire by a mob. After developing a new master plan for the campus, the school began to rebuild.

 

The building’s design takes its inspiration from the stark modernist style of traditional North African architecture, with white-washed walls and an interplay of solid and void and light and shadow. 

 

Jacob's

Pillow Dance

The Perles Family Studio

 

One of the most esteemed dance institutions, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and internationally recognized architect Flansburgh Architects, created an inspiring dance studio nestled in the Berkshires. Jacob's Pillow Dance is known for the oldest internationally acclaimed Summer dance festival in the United States.

 

 

studio philosophy

Architectural filmmaking

& mission-driven storytelling

 

portraying life in buildings

Our films showcase buildings as they were designed to be used and experienced, and the unique and special opportunities those structures afford.  Bringing forward the relationships and interactions of people and places. 

 

architecture & movement

We reveal form through movement, and function through observation. Our cameras drift, float and fly across buildings to capture their structure, materials, details, and context.

 

techniques

We shoot in cinema-quality, state-of-the-art, future-proof media formats to create permanent visual records that last the life of a building and beyond. We use an armature of specially-designed techniques, including calibrated color science and tuned digital negatives, to render impressions of light, temperature, dimension, and transitions in built structures.  Our cuts reveal the poetics of places in time. 

 

 

film proposal

For the American International School of Zagreb, we propose a film that will make best use of the building's thoughtful design, natural light, and flexible programmatic core. 

 

We propose a film running approximately 2:30 seconds, with music, expressing visually the program of the school and the experience of being there.

 

 

 

production

The exact scope of work can be adjusted relative to budget and timeline, our proposal is:

 

01 / Film Shoot

2 day shoot

$3800 per day

 

Exterior & interior, sunrise through sunset shoot, covering all areas at various times of day, with and without students.

 

This fee includes advance work & planning, camera equipment rental, no charge for travel days or weather days.

 

$7600 shoot

 

 

02 / Processing

4 days of video processing

$1400 per day​​​

 

Color correction, stabilization, clip selection.

$5600 processing

03 / Editing

4 days of editing

$1400 per day

 

2 min 30 sec, film with music.

 

30 second film, silent, hightlights.

 

$4200 editing

 

04 / Music

License for Perpetual Music Rights 

$400 Flat Fee

 

Total Film Fee:

$17,800

 

 

Deliverable:

2 minute 30 second (2:30) short film,

of the new American International

School of Zagreb

 

 

 

proposed schedule

 

Shoot

November 14 & 15th

 

Edits Delivered

December 18th

 

 

 

 

 

 

terms

 

Sharing Production Costs

This fee includes a license for any partners or parties that share in the production cost. 

 

Travel Days & Weather Cover Days

There is no charge for travel days or for unused weather cover days.

 

Travel Expenses & Accommodations

Air travel, baggage and accommodations are billed for reimbursement separately.

Reimbursable expenses estimated at $1500.

 

Deliverable Formats

Provided in 2 formats:

1) formatted for online / web / presentation

2) high-resolution ProRes422 archive file
 

 

Additional Deliverables

Additional edits, alternate versions, clip libraries, marketing collateral for social media or other advertising purposes are available on request at $140 per hour of production time for editing.

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motion picture film studio is a part of

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Fort Point, Boston