We wanted to celebrate human achievements and to move away from using motion graphics to explain issues so we developed rich, detailed illustrations to show what we have as human heritage.
The film illustrates the factors that have contributed to the destruction of these monuments such as war, natural erosion, and vandalism and more recently tourism, which takes us to the development of Photogrammetry and how it works. Photogrammetry allows anyone outside the scientific circle to be part of a process where photo can be used to ‘map’ any monument or artefact and save the data to re-create facsimiles in the future.
The film takes us on a journey using a strong visual style through various monuments reflecting human creativity and civilisations throughout the centuries.
The result is an emotional call to action film for a cause and technology that advances our capabilities to preserve our past for future generations.
Watch the full length film here
The Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2009 in Madrid. Working alongside Factum Arte, its sister company, the Foundation compiles digital archives for the preservation and study of heritage, designs and organises exhibitions, develops equipment for heritage documentation, sets up training centres for new recording technologies around the world, and produces exact facsimiles.
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