Venice Backstage. How does Venice work?

I love the "behind the scenes" of life, the situations and people that enrich our lives with their invisible presence. The people responsible for the food we prepare and eat, the people that make our clothes and the mobile devices we use every day. The people that create and produce the culture we enjoy. Right now in a studio somewhere there is an artist rehearsing a performance for what feels like the hundredth time, just so that it can look absolutely effortless when you see it.

And yet, I have to admit I never considered the behind the scenes of a city. And certainly never thought of what happens with a city like Venice. How does the "Venice system" work? How do the tides in the lagoon behave? How are the canals formed?

We've seen the city in many movies, and in this short film we take a step backstage.

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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