Fresno, The Learn'd Astronomer

Mayor Ashley Swearengin acknowledges SCG Creative Services Director Johnny Soto and his film "Fresno, The Learned Astronomer" at Fresno's 2016 State of the City.

Originally produced with Meza Films for Downtown Fresno Partnership’s “State of Downtown 2016” event, this Director’s Cut is a beautiful collaboration of direction, cinematography and music. With the City of Fresno as its vehicle, this short piece deliberately attempts to convey its message through an exercise in composition, contrast, symbolism and imagery, resulting in a powerfully beautiful story of growth and strength. 
Written & Directed by Johnny Soto | Director of Photography Enrique Meza | Original poem “The Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman | Edited and Produced by Johnny Soto & Enrique Meza | Narrated by Carter J. Lowe | Music by Simon H. Jay & Ethan Castroy.