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FORM follows FUNCTION is a collaborative documentary media studio of filmmakers and artists who are passionate about the built environment, history, and place. FfF seeks to create media that nurtures awareness and engagement with our surroundings, and highlights people with unique relationships to the space around them.

 

Since 2011, FfF has produced 30+ short documentaries, including 360 Virtual Reality (VR), and site-specific media installations about various places throughout Los Angeles. FfF's running list of collaborators include 40+ individuals and institutions. For more information, visit fffmedia.com

 

INTERACTIVE LITTLE TOKYO! is spatial, interactive multi-media exhibition that celebrates the diverse histories and viewpoints that make up the downtown Los Angeles community, Little Tokyo. Using virtual reality (VR) storytelling techniques and historic site-specific projection, Interactive Little Tokyo! aims to bring new interest on Little Tokyo’s rich legacy, stories of which are often overlooked. Presented as part of the 32nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in partnership with Visual Communications, Interactive Little Tokyo! is the first installment of FfF Interactive, a neighborhood-based immersive media initiative of FORM follows FUNCTION.

WALKING WITH GRACE [2016] A 360 virtual reality documentary viewable via VR headsets on a mobile kiosk throughout various locations of the festival. The short documentary, Walking with Grace, highlight places and streets of Little Tokyo through the perspective of Grace Chikui, a blind woman and long-time resident. VR Director: Vicki Huang, Co-directors/producers: Joel Quizon, Maya Santos, Executive Producer: Eseel Borlasa, Sharon Lee, Assistant Producer: Elaine Dolalas, Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava ©Vicki Huang, 360 scene from Walking with Grace

WALKING WITH GRACE [2016]

A 360 virtual reality documentary viewable via VR headsets on a mobile kiosk throughout various locations of the festival. The short documentary, Walking with Grace, highlight places and streets of Little Tokyo through the perspective of Grace Chikui, a blind woman and long-time resident.

VR Director: Vicki Huang, Co-directors/producers: Joel Quizon, Maya Santos, Executive Producer: Eseel Borlasa, Sharon Lee, Assistant Producer: Elaine Dolalas, Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava

©Vicki Huang, 360 scene from Walking with Grace

312 Azusa Street [2016] A site-specific video map projection located adjacent to Historic Azusa Alley, the original site of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) and birthplace of Pentecostalism. Audiences experienced the piece as it was projected on land originally owned by Bridget “Biddy” Mason, former slave, FAME Church Founder, and one of the first African American women to purchase land in Los Angeles. Tech Design: Eddy Vajarakitipongse, Animation: Francisco Garcia Nava, Construction: Levi Brewster, Creative Director/Producer: Maya Santos © Steven Lam

312 Azusa Street [2016]

A site-specific video map projection located adjacent to Historic Azusa Alley, the original site of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) and birthplace of Pentecostalism. Audiences experienced the piece as it was projected on land originally owned by Bridget “Biddy” Mason, former slave, FAME Church Founder, and one of the first African American women to purchase land in Los Angeles.

Tech Design: Eddy Vajarakitipongse, Animation: Francisco Garcia Nava, Construction: Levi Brewster, Creative Director/Producer: Maya Santos

© Steven Lam