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Invisible Symphony CicLAvia: Heart of Los Angeles

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Project ended on December 31, at 09:34 AM PST
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Invisible Symphony CicLAvia: Heart of Los Angeles

What Is Invisible Symphony? 

Invisible Symphony chronicles and documents the inner workings of CicLAvia, a LA based non-profit, leading up to the largest open streets event in the history of the U.S., Heart of Los Angeles.

Covering one event that connects six neighborhoods across an eight mile route, the film explores the societal and physical barriers leading to profound human disconnections. This short documentary tells the story of Los Angeles’ cultures and communities, serving as powerful instruments in the symphony of the city.

With unprecedented access to the CicLAvia organization, the film follows— two weeks prior to the event— key CicLAvia members as they prepare for Heart of Los Angeles at their offices and during their door-to-door community outreach. For the event itself, three succinct film crews operate across the entire eight mile route, from the early morning set-up and street closures to the event’s end and street reopenings. The film's cinematography focuses on symmetry and uses slow motion to visually communicate the dreamlike feel that CicLAvia provides to its participants. An orchestral score reflects how individual places, communities, and peoples can all come together to create a space of authenticity, empathy and beauty. 

Your Donation

  • Location Permits - a variety of permits were purchased including the entirety of the Heart of Los Angeles route.
  • Sound Equipment Rentals - three sound kits (one for each crew) were rented for production.
  • Camera Equipment Rentals - a Canon C200, multiple lenses, and camera rigs for each shoot day were rented.
  • Pedicab Rental - to effectively capture the feel of CicLAvia we rented a pedicab to get some incredible footage from the perspective of a bike rider.
  • Hard Drives - over a $1000 dollars worth of hard drives have been purchased to ensure that we have enough storage, and safety backups, for the massive amount of footage we have captured.
  • Food - as you can tell from the above crew photo, we have quite a large crew and they get hungry!
  • Festival Submissions -  we truly believe that we are creating a unique film and we want to show it to as many people as possible by submitting the film to a wide variety of festivals.

Primary Film Crew

Director - Briana Walden

Producer - Jack Wolfson

Producer - Jennifer Calderon

Story Producer - Jaya Darriet

Cinematographer - Karla Escamilla

Cinematographer - Laura Gulbrandsen

Cinematographer - Robert Peterson

Sound - Brandon Rodriguez

Editor - Jonathan Belmont

And a variety of fellow CSUN student filmmaking volunteers!

Thank You For Your Consideration in Donating To Our Film!

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Special Thanks Credit

You have contributed significantly to our film and we would like to show our thanks by including you in the credits of our film.


Personalized Thank You

We are incredibly thankful for your generous donation and we want to show you this by giving you a personalized thank you letter from our crew. (Includes Special Thanks Credit)


Executive Producer Credit

You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the credits of our film! Thank you and welcome, you are now a part of the team! This credit is only available to outside donors and not current CSUN student contributors. (Includes Personalized Thank You)

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