Auteurs and Architecture

In a typically prescient dovetailing with this month’s architecture and design film festival, some years back our own Tami Hausman made a presentation on the depiction of post-war Paris in the cinema. Noting how the camera collapses space and time, she tracked the evolution of the city through selected works by Louis Malle, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Tati, Wim Wenders, and more, making the point that the moving image is perhaps best and uniquely suited to capturing the kinetic energy of the modern metropolis.

Today, the interest in online video content is keen. More than 80% of Twitter users watch video on the platform, and 45% of people consume at least one hour of clips on Facebook and YouTube each week—statistics that are not lost on those of us in the public relations business. Whether shot in-house or produced by pros, video has become an essential part of presenting your work and your people to the public.

Some of our social media-savvy clients use the medium in creative ways. Recently recognized by the Chicago chapter of the AIA with a Ten Year Award for their work on the Crown Fountain, our friends at Krueck + Sexton Architects commemorated the occasion with a reflective clip posted on their website and Vimeo channel:

Quick, fun profiles of the team at Mancini Duffy appear on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter platforms under the catchy hashtag #ManciniMinute: