Author(s): Melanie Van Der Hoorn
'Spots in Shots' is about short films that centre on stories about architecture and urban development. Whether documentary or fictional, stories give meaning to the built environment. Compared with conventional architectural representations, film has its own characteristic range of storytelling tools. In an exceptional interplay of moving pictures, text, and sound, film can stir the audience’s imagination, make people think and rouse their interest in the oeuvre of a designer. This book is based on scientific research and extensive interviews with filmmakers. Which stories do they tell? What are their motives? Which issues keep coming up during the creation, distribution and reception of the works?