Getty Founders Award 2014

The J. Paul Getty Trust honors an individual for his or her leadership in the fields of art history, conservation, or museum practice with the annual Founder’s Award Medal. In 2014, Commonwealth Projects was commissioned by the Getty Trust to create a short film that highlights the contributions of Lord Jacob Rothschild. We spent roughly four months researching, developing a script, establishing the creative direction, producing shoots in New York and London, and editing the final piece. The seven-minute film includes an original score and a dynamic editing style that utilizes motion graphics and re-imagines a familiar format. Graphic elements cut into the frame to reveal other footage, symbolize narrative content through graphic treatments, and transition between interviews, B-roll, and archival footage. The approach mixes aesthetics, technologies, and typologies from the past and present. The all encompassing vision creates a dynamic and coherent film.