Invisible Cities - Despina
Project Overview:
Strong unity, great variety, and abstract video can create an engaging and sophisticated story. But, what if these qualities were assigned to a pre-written narrative? Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities explores both imagination and the imaginable through numerous descriptions of cities by Marco Polo. Each passage is packed full of vivid imagery of the named city, this imagery can be converted into abstract visuals under the categories of icons, indexes, and symbols. Using the visuals, an abstract depiction of the city may then be created by combining the abstracted visualizations of Italo Calvino's words with an appropriate soundscape.

Chosen city:
Despina - Cities and Desire 3

Selected Phrases:
"The city displays one face to the traveler arriving overland and a different one to him who arrives by sea."
"Chimneys belching smoke."
"A windjammer about to cast off with the breeze already swelling the sails."
"Palaces of thick whitewashed walls."
"And so the camel driver and the sailor see despina, a border city between two deserts."

Learning Objectives
-Apply knowledge of Icon, Index, and Symbol when visualizing words into video imagery
-Demonstrate creative solutions for video & audio within a small production environment
-Harmoniously integrate Motion Design (i.e. Cinema 4D) into video footage 
-Manage project time effectively over the entire semester

John Gnieski, Videographer, Editor, and Designer :: Ringing College of Art and Design
Jared Greenleaf, Instructor :: Ringing College of Art and Design
Kelly Warner, Sound Design :: Ringing College of Art and Design
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