4th Year Film
Completed at Sheridan College 2012
Flash, Photoshop, Stop Mo
Read about it on Cartoon Brew: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/gum.html
Air Canada EnRoute Film Festival 2013
Animation Block Party 2013 - Winner of Best Minute Movie
Anibar International Animation Festival 2013
Animpact Animation Festival Max 2012
Animix International Animation, Comics and Caricature Festival 2013
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2013
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2012
Bill Plympton Animation Contest 2012 Winner
Bitfilm Festival 2013
Burlington Animation Festival 2012
Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival 2012
Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival 2012 Finalist
CutOut Fest 2013
FilmColumbia Festival 2012
Florida Film Festival 2013
GIRAF Animation Festival 2012
Halifax Independent Film Festival 2013
Hamilton Film Festival 2012 - Sparquie the Squirrel Award
İstanbul Animation Festival 2012
Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2013 - 100 films in 100 minutes
Libelula Animation Festival 2012 - "Humour without borders" Award
Maryland Film Festival 2013
Northwest Animation Festival 2013
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012 - Best Canadian Student Animation Winner
Purgatory IV Film Exhibition 2014
Salty Toons Animation Show 2013
Slamdance Film Festival 2013
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012
Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase 2012
Wallabout Film Festival 2013 - Best Overall Concept Award
Woodstock Film Festival 2012
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.