Directed by Oliver Astrologo & Nils Astrologo – fb.com/oliver.astrologo
Much has been made about the wonders of Venice, but few ever venture deep enough across its less touristy, yet still historical hidden places. Beyond hundreds of canals and a diverse architectural style, a secret facet of Venetian life lives on, in which the journey of hand crafting gondola wooden oars and loomed fabrics remains rooted in ancient folk traditions.
This short film uncovers the secrets that have been handed down from father to son and projects you to the Venice that existed 500 years ago, immersing you in the extraordinary craftsmen’s veiled workshops that belong to a long lost era.
This project has been produced in partnership with René Caovilla, the master Venetian shoemaker who has overwhelmed the world with his creations.
This video is a homage to the city of Venice on behalf of René Caovilla – renecaovilla.com
Flickr album: flic.kr/s/aHskBsBgNV
Filmed by Tommaso Cassinis | Nils Astrologo | Oliver Astrologo
Production assistant Valeria D’Ovidio
Location Manager Matteo Gottardis
Music produced by ZerOKilled Music Inc. – zerokilledmusic.com
Track ”Dream Journey" written by Moon Device
Sound Design by Peter Breaker
Drone Footage licensed from third parties owners.
Thanks Atelier Nicolao
Claudio Roberto Zavagno
Fondazione Guggenheim Venezia
Forcole Saverio Pastor
Gaia Diletta Bottacin
Libreria Acqua Alta
Luigi Bevilacqua Srl
…and everyone who helped us to create this video.
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Venice is not just a stage set. It is also a city with a resident population, which has productive activities, transportation and services. But how does the “Venice system” work? How do the tides in the lagoon behave? How are the canals formed? And the embankments? What’s under the buildings?
Directed by Nicolò Scibilia (teodolinda.it). Motion graphics: pholpo. Produced by Insula spa, operational division of Venice Municipality.