Looking Back, Looking Forward
2018 was a banner year for Adventure Pictures and marked the completion of several productions focused on climate change and urban resiliency. As part of the Field Operations team for the Resilient by Design/Bay Area Challenge, we contributed our filmmaking and communication skills to an award-winning proposal aimed at protecting communities around San Francisco Bay from the effects of sea level rise. Our "South Bay Sponge" film was widely distributed and the concept and proposal gained favorable press, with one of our photographs gracing the cover of The Urbanist magazine. Following the competition, we organized a panel discussion featuring Resilient by Design staff and team members for AIA San Francisco’s Architecture in the City Festival.
In the museum field, two of our films chosen for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt exhibition "By the People: Designing a Better America” are currently on view at the David J Spencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, GA through April. During the year we also contributed to longer-form projects, filming on 3 new feature docs, as well as on a series of educational films promoting best practices for teachers in middle schools around the country.
The Adventure Pictures team began the new year filming an eLearning series for Palo Alto startup Databook and is in pre-production on a new film series for the 2019 Architecture in the City Festival. Looking forward, we expected another busy year of collaborative storytelling!