A curious exploration of the power of public space, urban design, and finding yourself in a city.
In this documentary, a young Australian woman discovers Melbourne’s quirky public spaces through the narration of a designer who helped transform them from a dying wasteland into vibrant places for people.
Shot in 2014 with the generosity of my new ‘mates' and city designers, it reflects my own sense of self-discovery when I first wandered Melbourne’s laneways. Prior to this I’d become sort of disillusioned in my own relationship with filmmaking, but Melbourne inspired me to chase that sweet spot between information and emotion by combining an urban design tour with a "sense of place" meditation.
I hope that people who watch this get excited about creating cities that are dynamic, creative and inviting to anyone. Please share with people that you think need to see it!
Independently funded and totally non-commercial :)
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directed, shot and edited by
JOHN MOODY moodyfilm.com
original music by
ANDREW TUTTLE andrewtuttle.com.au
XIAO HAN DRUMMOND
sound design by
very special thanks to
special thanks to
RUSS ALSOBROOK, A.S.C.
CITY OF MELBOURNE
FED SQUARE MANAGEMENT
HOPETOUN TEA ROOMS
THE MESS HALL
BAKER STREET STUDIOS
KEEP ME POSTED
Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
Format: Magic Lantern RAW recorded to Komputerbay 64GB CF cards
Lenses: Canon 24-70mm f4 L IS, range of Nikon AI-s lenses
Stabilization: Steadicam Merlin 2
Color: Da Vinci Resolve 10 Lite
Master format: ProRes 4444