What's your favorite design movie/documentary?

Postby alesmes88 » February 8th, 2013, 10:07 am


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I'm sure this topic has been discussed before, but I am curious about it.

What are you favorite/most inspiring design movies/documentaries?
Yes, most of us have seen objectified! But there must be a lot more than that.

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Theres a great special by BBC called The Genius Of Design

Also any Eames Movie is great. Some examples you can find on Youtube: Tops, Power Of Ten, and Studio 901


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The whole 'Design Trilogy' is amazing: Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Even if you only work in one of these genres, all three are very well put together, interesting and inspirational.

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Postby Almo50 » February 12th, 2013, 1:01 pm


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Norman Foster - How much does this building way?

Very good - you can apply his thinking to many different aspects of design.

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Not design but THE WYETHS: A FATHER AND HIS FAMILY is an amazing documentary!

I saw Helvetica and enjoyed it but didn't know there were any more documentaries like that.

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Re: What's your favorite design movie/documentary?

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Art & Copy is a good one!

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Must watch-

Why America is f**ked (graphically at least)

http://youtu.be/JsqwEiS-Fwo

Someone embed if you can.

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Postby KenoLeon » February 12th, 2013, 11:53 pm

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I would add Architectures, not really ID, but I think it's pretty neat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gIiAtj2 ... ECF845A7C7

And for the sake of completion that weird Starck contest TV series;

http://vimeo.com/search?q=designforlife

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I'm with consider_motion - the BBC series called the Genius of Design is fantastic. My favourite by far is the one on design for war, which happens to be on youtube: http://youtu.be/Q_0z1kvM6ns

Apart from that, Objectified is a really interesting one to watch. Trailer is here: http://youtu.be/S9E2D2PaIcI

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Postby Mr-914 » February 13th, 2013, 7:49 am

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Richard: An architect in Florida told me that the way to make the most money as an architect was to "design" strip malls. They just need an architect to sign off, the clients don't complain much and the clients pay on time. Moreover, they are always building new ones.

On the other hand, actually designing a building to function well and look good is a very rare contract.

"Great architecture requires great clients" as Louis Sullivan said.
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Postby Lmo » February 13th, 2013, 5:07 pm

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An architect in Florida told me that the way to make the most money as an architect was to "design" strip malls.


Which are, generally speaking, paid for by a municipal "Redevelopment Agencies" under the guise of eliminating blight, or upgrading a business district, etc. Which, generally speaking, is why occupancy rates can be so dismal. How many store fronts are vacant in the one near you?

But then, when the government is paying for your building, having a few vacancies isn't too disconcerting ... after all, it isn't your investment that isn't being returned. Our tax dollars at work... Image
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Mr-914 wrote: "Great architecture requires great clients" as Louis Sullivan said.


Can't that be said of anything? Great X requires great clients.

You can be the best designer in the world, but if you are working at a company making widgets for walmart, chances to do great stuff is probably far between.

One of the reasons I started my consultancy. I choose my clients. Probably do 10% of the projects that are pitched to me.

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SoCal Architecture and photography: Visual Acoustics is worth a try: http://www.juliusshulmanfilm.com

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