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Visual Acoustics -- Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.
Visual Acoustics -- Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.  His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.

VISUAL ACOUSTICS won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Lone Star International Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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Modern Architecture's Golden Age Photographed and Described By a National Treasure Julius Shulman See more (3 total) »

Cast

 
Frances Anderton ... Herself

Tom Ford ... Himself
Frank O. Gehry ... Himself

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself-Narrator
Ricardo Legorreta ... Himself

Kelly Lynch ... Herself
Leo Marmol ... Himself
Judy McKee ... Herself
Raymond Richard Neutra ... Himself
Juergen Nogai ... Himself
Edward Ruscha ... Himself (as Ed Ruscha)
Julius Shulman ... Himself
Dante Spinotti ... Himself
Angelika Taschen ... Herself
Benedikt Taschen ... Himself

Directed by
Eric Bricker 
 
Writing credits
Eric Bricker (written by) &
Phil Ethington (written by)

Jessica Hundley (co-writer) &
Lisa Hughes (co-writer)

Deborah Dietsch (additional material)

Produced by
Karen Arbeeny .... consulting producer
Eric Bricker .... producer
Lisa Hughes .... executive producer
Frederic Liebert .... co-producer
Rose Nielsen .... associate producer
Michelle Oliver .... executive producer
Will Paice .... co-producer
Babette Zilch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Campagna 
 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti 
Aiken Weiss 
 
Film Editing by
Charlton McMillan 
 
Makeup Department
Bernadette Beauvais .... makeup artist
Alexis Kelley .... makeup artist
Anette Laurent .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... re-recording mixer
Charlie Campagna .... dialogue & sound effects editor
Steven Corbiere .... sound
Eric Flickinger .... re-recording mixer
Paul Graff .... sound
Paul Marshall .... sound
Paul Morris .... sound
Lori Weinhouse .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barrere .... key grip
Eric Bricker .... camera operator
George Cacamise .... key grip
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... digital imaging technician (as Doug DeGrazzio)
Gerrit Garretsen .... dolly grip
Bill Greenberg .... best boy
Nick Higgins .... additional cinematographer
Bob Jason .... gaffer
April Kelley .... second assistant camera
Jeremiah Kent .... first assistant camera
David McFarland .... additional cinematographer (as Dave McFarland)
Thomas Rist .... camera operator
George Steward .... dolly grip
Taj J. Teffaha .... steadicam operator
Cameron Tucker .... camera operator
Aiken Weiss .... steadicam operator
Michael Weldon .... first assistant camera
Justin Wells .... digital imaging technician
Christopher A. Zwirner .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Peter Belsky .... animator
Marisa Fiechter .... production team
Anna Minkkinen .... animator
Todd Neale .... animator
Tandi Rabinowitz .... production team
Paul Schlacter .... animator
Shag .... animated character creator
Jessica Sun .... animator
Jakob Trollbäck .... animation director
Emre Veryeri .... animator
Garry Waller .... animator
Joe Wright .... animation director
Tolga Yildiz .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Jimmy Tom .... colorist
 
Other crew
Steve Bricker .... production assistant
Patricia Fernandez .... production assistant
Chris Lenz .... production assistant
Elizabeth Marley .... production assistant
Michael Saleman .... production attorney
Kevin Schini .... production assistant
Thang Truong .... production assistant
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Modern Architecture's Golden Age Photographed and Described By a National Treasure Julius Shulman, 17 October 2009
Author: moberhofer

A must see, if you care about Modern Architecture and the most seminal and influential architects of the 20th Century.Photographed by a Master photographer with photographs that are even better than the great buildings they portray are featured throughout together with Julius Shulman's observations on life, architecture and photography as he takes you on a walk through his garden and the his past as well. He is widely recognized as the best architectural photographer of all time. His photograph of the cliff hanging Stahl House , Case Study #22 made it the most famous house and architectural photograph of all time! California , Los Angeles and Palm Springs were at the forefront of a new wave of Modern Architecture that combined inside and outside that had not been done before. It benefited from the California climate and melded the buildings into their sites using topography,light and view.It featured groundbreaking new ideas of "form following function" and even "ornament is crime". It enabled a new era and lifestyle to emerge and become iconic. Wonderfully brought to the screen and fully realized and crafted with vintage footage , interviews and photographs revealed here for the first time for new audiences and old fans.

It's really a "Homage" to Julius Shulman , Modern Architecture and Southern California in its Golden Age.

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