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EP 01 – ENTRY 01: MEET THE CREW

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 01: MEET THE CREW

Greetings from New Orleans, y’all! Here we are, clockwise: That’s Dan in the glasses, Associate Producer, technical guru, and all-around nice guy. Rob is up above – he’s our Cinematographer extraordinaire, and he’ll become our Senior Editor when we start Post Production. (Which seems ages away right now.) I’m in the white shirt, your handy…

EP: 01 – WHY ARCHITECTURE? BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: EP: 01 – WHY ARCHITECTURE? BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Architects in fictional movies and television are typically portrayed in unrealistic or overtly glamorous ways. The rare documentary will surface — Nathaniel Kahn’s My Architect or Ken Burns’ Frank Lloyd Wright — that accurately depicts not only the joy of architecture, but the architect’s personal process. I want this documentary series to give the viewer…

NOTES FROM BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: NOTES FROM BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

THE BACKSTORY I’ve produced non-scripted television on a variety of topics: medicine, food, fashion, the environment, child birth, sex, new age practices, even exorcism. But architecture I know better than any of these subjects. I was an architect for 14 years. I practiced mostly in New York where I was licensed. I taught for 10…

EP 01 – ENTRY 05: CAMELLIA'S BACK!

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 05: CAMELLIA'S BACK!

Not everything that Katrina hit became a total loss. Not even close. Here’s one of many examples – Camellia Grill’s triumphant return! Beloved diner and local institution, famous for its cheerful, friendly service and the best damn chili cheese fries this side of Texas, Camellia Grill [www.atneworleans.com] was shut down immediately after the storm. It…

EP 01 – ENTRY 02: A MODEL INSTITUTION

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 02: A MODEL INSTITUTION

This isn’t Richardson Hall. THIS is Richardson Hall. Or more specifically, Studio 301, where Carter, Adriana, and their classmates are hard at work, making models like the one you see above. With its high ceilings and large, sunny windows, Tulane’s Studio 301 is full of natural light, making it the perfect environment for filming. What…

EP 01 – ENTRY 04: LOWER NINTH

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 04: LOWER NINTH

“Katrina taught us much about ourselves here in southeast Louisiana. It taught the rest of America a bit about Louisiana.” – Jed Horne, Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City I don’t mean to be a downer. As you know by now, this isn’t a show about Katrina.…

EP 01 – ENTRY 03: THIS OLD HOUSE BRAND NEW

Article: EP 01 – ENTRY 03: THIS OLD HOUSE BRAND NEW

The first and second URBANbuild houses. The concepts for both were derived from traditional New Orleans architectural styles, and both built by Tulane architecture students who’ve created a modern take on an old theme. The first was inspired by a typical “Shotgun”, the second on a classic “Camelback”. Shotguns are long, thin houses with no…