About the Programme
After a successful first edition in 2019, the Independent School for the City and the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) have joined forces again to organize another four-day course on film and architecture, supervised by architect, curator and filmmaker Jord den Hollander.
The Film and Architecture Studio offers a comprehensive way to use cinematic language in architecture and urban design. It is a hands-on studio that focuses on learning and understanding the narrative of filmmaking as a way to explore the built environment. Participants in this course are introduced to the essential elements of filmmaking and learn how to relate these to architecture and the city. The focus of the studio is not so much on the technical aspects of filmmaking and postproduction, but rather on film as a way to structure your thoughts and to turn your findings into a gripping story.
Following the theme of ‘Guilty Architecture’ as the central topic of AFFR 2020, participants will go through various stages of filmmaking to discover it’s meaning in a specific part of Rotterdam’s city centre. Trough short exercises and conversations with various cinematic professionals, we’ll explore framing as a way of looking at the city, talk about the main principles of storytelling, and dive into the use of scenario’s as a means to structure and relate different elements to develop a certain narrative.
The Film & Architecture Studio is organized by the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Independent School for the City. The studio is open to students and (young) professionals in the fields of architecture, design, cinematography and other urban studies. Although it might be useful, the film and architecture studio does not require an advanced knowledge in filmmaking or special equipment like cameras or editing tools. All recording tools are welcome, but a smartphone and laptop would work as bare essentials.
The studio is open to students and (young) professionals in the fields of architecture, design, cinematography and other urban studies.
Although it might be useful, the film and architecture studio does not require an advanced knowledge in filmmaking or special equipment like cameras or editing tools. All recording tools are welcome, but a smartphone and laptop would work as bare essentials.
The Independent School for the City is a platform for urban professionals to explore the complexity and contradictions of the global city. Social Sciences, Economy, Planning, Design, History and other "urban studies" are brought together in a trans-disciplinary community of learning. The school has deep roots and a strong presence in the city of Rotterdam and is part of a wide and diverse international network of practices and institutions. It is rooted in the practice of Crimson Historians & Urbanists and Z.U.S of combining a critical, activist approach to the city with effecting real change through architectural and planning projects. Blurring the line between critique and practice, research and policy and a strong belief in an incremental instead of a tabula rasa approach to city planning.