MON-C02: Hollywood’s Backlot Urbanism: A Landscape Cinematography Pattern Language

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Film is a fertile testing ground for innovative visions. What are the potential applications of this cinematic language to the practice of landscape architecture? This presentation will reveal the secrets of Hollywood’s great scenic masters and illustrate how their principles of spatial composition can be applied to contemporary design. Learning Objectives - To understand the fundamental concepts of production design. - To define compositional principles from Hollywood’s ‘backlot urbanism’. - To recognize film as a laboratory for landscape invention. - To apply cinematographic techniques in the visualization of future environments.