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This short film was a result of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's summer 2010 study abroad program to Rome, Italy. The program was designed to study architecture, art, art history and photography over a five week period. Students from the School of Architecture and the Department of Art + Art History participated.

Edits done in Final Cut Pro, Sound Booth, After effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Shot with (x2) Canon 550D (Rebel T2i)

Sigma 10-20
Canon 28-135
Canon 55-250
Canon 18-55

Short film by:
Ryan Tyler Martinez

Interviews by:
Ryan Tyler Martinez
Jessica Martin

Editing + Design:
Ryan Tyler Martinez

Music by:
Saxon Shore
Peter Broderick
Olafur Arnalds
Ludovico Einaudi
Zack Hersey

Thanks to Matthew Brown for posting Dear Japan (, he was the inspiration behind using Zack Hersey's Empty Room. Also, a thanks to Jeff Balmer and Chris Beorkrem for giving me the opportunity to create this film.

Thank you to all the faculty and students who were apart of the interview process.

Thank you to all the students who's work is shown in the film.

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