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.
- 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!