Written and Directed by Lado Kvataniya
Director of photography | Andrey Krauzov
Producer | Alexander Medvedko
Executive Producers | Ilya Stewart Murad Osmann
Starring | Oxxxymiron | Markul | Vlada Cox | Jan Daniel | Boris Gusakov | Vyaсheslav Yrovskiy | Artemiy Myakishev | Julia Kivi | Nadin Ksenia | Beryoza Annet | Karina Julia | Ryabova Polina | Svetlova Christina | May Alexandra | Avramenko Amori | Salvatore Alisa | Liss Selena Verner
Editor | Vlad Yakunin
DOP 2 unit | Denis Firstov
Special Thanks | Alex Mikeladze
Art Director | Dmitry Onishenko
Set Designer | Denis Nikolaenko
Assistant Art director | Ekaterina Kuznetsova
Props Master | Alexander Lebedev
Casting | Margo Sayapina
Special effects | Peter Gorshenin
Make Up Artists | Olga Mikhailova Evgeniy Mikhailov
Costume designer | Anna Kudevich Boris Kukolkin
1st A.D. | Olga Mitina
Unit Production Manager | Dmitry Dimchevskiy
Production Manager | Misha Goglov
Location Manager | Vladimir Kravchenko
Assistant Location manager | Alexander Pisarev
Colorgrading | Artem Leonov
Sound design | 4 33.studio
Visual Effects | Carbon Core
Art Director | Ilia Rutkovskii
CG Supervisor | Denis KHaritonov
CG Coordinator | Daria Petrova
Concept Artist | Sergei Vasnev
Rotoscoping and clean-up | Elena Pestrikova | Stepan Masychev | Viacheslav Cherepanov
Post Production | Epic
Special Thanks | Elena Gracheva | Plussize.moscow agency | Oxana Solodka, Vitaminka | Film agency Igor Gavar | Oldushka Models Agency
< Please notice that no animals were harmed during the shooting! >
Super 16mm / KODAK VISION3 500T 7219
Hype Production | 2017
First, the soundtrack was composed according along the theme "Life". Nobumichi Asai and Shingo Abe was inspired by the music and then made face mapping work. Aya Sato designed choreography. TOKYO completed the project by making the video work.
The music brought Asai the image of “the radioactive.” The destructive force of the radioactive could cause “death,” “suffering,” and “sorrow.” And “prayers” could overcome them. These subjects infuse AYABAMBI’s powerful performance. Their performance crushes and conquer black tears, skulls and the Heart Sutra. We built up the concept during the production and Abe designed animation for face mapping.
There was a big challenge in technical aspects. We realized the new mapping system that allows us to follow intense performances by using the latest 1,000 fps projector, DynaFlash(*1) and a super speed sensor. It is very new and it had not been done before. Projected images become part of their skin and they transform their faces.
At the beginning of our development, there was an issue, AYABAMBI would loose freedom of performances if we accelerated the tracking speed. Asai, Yoshimura (WOW), Lecturer Watanabe and Teshima (EXVISION) explored how we could keep the tracking speed securing the freedom of performances, taking three months of trial and error to reduce a few milliseconds. And we finally developed this system(*2).
*1 “DynaFlash” is developed jointly by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, the University of Tokyo and is commercialized by Tokyo Electron Device Limited.
*2 For tracking hands, we use the dynamic projection mapping technology developed by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, the University of Tokyo. For tracking faces, we use the face mapping technology developed by the visual design studio, WOW inc.
producer: Liz Kessler @ A+ / Academy Films
dop: Matyas Erdely
editor: Isaac Hagy
production designer: Carmen Dima
color: Aubrey @ The Mill
post: The Mill London
post supervisor: Luis Martin
label: Warner Bros
romania producer: Ileana Anghel @ Domino Pro