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By adopting structuralist filmmaking techniques and the trite conflict regarding “Man vs. Nature,” we yearned to visually develop a new impression pertaining to this eternal "fight." We strived to express the concept in which elements of nature can exist within a city, and that elements of cities can exist within nature. Furthermore, we wanted this piece to help exemplify the power of visual storytelling and more specifically, in this case, simple argument and explanation.
While attempting to support our hypothesis through various methods of manipulations and stripping away pre-conceived physiological associations, A Symphoniæ Metropolis uses color, texture, playback and sound as means to manipulate our footage. With these maneuvers, we suggest the viewer's perspective of "Man vs. Nature" is not what they see, but rather additionally, what they hear, feel and ultimately experience.