About ArchiDocu

 

archidocu helps

architects to convey their space concept and future vision
institutions to convey their social and environmental goals
artists to convey space-related artworks and performances
educators to convey the meaning and value of design

MISSION

To convey the message of a place, a building, an architect’s vision, concept, intent, story, and possibilities.

VISION

To improve the visual environment by raising the public’s awareness about the value of architecture.

WHY ARCHIDOCU?

Rick Meghiddo’s experience as an architect enables him to see differently and relate spaces and images to context.

PROCESS

Filmmaking is a complex business. The filmmaking process is divided into three phases: pre-production, production, and post-production.

Pre-production starts with the film’s objective.  What is the goal? Who is the audience? What is the message? How much time will it take? How much will it cost? Is it workable?

A story needs to be created, empathic with the target audience.  Based on deep analysis, ArchDocu offers an imaginative solution reflecting an understanding of the target audience.

The project may demand the casting of a team. It may demand research of archival material. What equipment is needed? Does it imply rental? At what cost?

Depending on the scope of the assignment, on-site shooting may need preparation for insurance, permits, traveling, lodging, interviews, a sound expert and a lighting operator.

Production is the actual on-site time. Although preparation is critical, production also demands a degree of flexibility. Weather, time of the day in the season and orientation of an environment do influence production.

Post-production edits film footage, supporting photographs, graphic material, plans, and drawings.  It is the longest part of film production. It includes site sounds, voice-over, music, special effects, titles, and subtitles. Is the music original (by an exclusive composer) or copyrighted? Between the rough-cut and the final-cut process, there will be evaluating communication.

COST

How much does a documentary cost to make? It depends. This is similar to the question “How much does a house or a building cost to build?” Every architect knows that the answer to this question depends on the scope of the project. The cost of a film can range from low budget to high budget, depending on the cost of production. This must be estimated case by case. A 3-minute film may be more expensive to produce than a 10-minute one. The more locations to film, the more people involved, the more expensive the film will be. Third-party rights can be expensive. Music and film footage is costed by the second, and photographs per image. Many changes in the film once are edited can substantially increase the cost.