love letter…


Plan Of The Cityconceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, featuring flying skyscrapers from New York and Shanghai, remixed cities, the Martian landscape and a chamber ensemble.

Lesson / Koan : Mix it up.

The film is, in part, a love letter to architecture, urban planing, and impossible proposals for each.

( a trip to utopia in 13:36 )

Plan Of The City is also an utopian experiment in extending the concept of collage through live action video and animation.

BTW,

Plan of the City is a new animated film, conceived of and directed by Joshua Frankel, about the architecture of New York City blasting off into outer space and resettling on Mars. The film’s visuals are an animated collage combining live action footage, animated elements, illustrations and treated photographs, including photos taken by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity made available to the public domain by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Plan of the City was created in collaboration with composer Judd Greenstein and NOW Ensemble, an acclaimed “indie classical” chamber ensemble; the ensemble, including Greenstein, feature prominently in the film as live actors set inside the animated framework

NOTE :

Plan of the City was created in collaboration with composer Judd Greenstein and NOW Ensemble, an acclaimed “indie classical” chamber ensemble; the ensemble, including Greenstein, feature prominently in the film as live actors set inside the animated framework.

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Plan of the City has been made possible by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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