This film was shot between June and September 2016, after the Kumamoto earthquake.
Japan has a long history of Buddhism and religious Mythology, where many have derived from other Asian cultures. One popular belief is that there is a God in everything. Until the 20th century, Kyushu was seen as Japan's gate to the world and a centre for trade. It has historically been the first stop for foreign traders and travelers in Japan and a place from which the outside influences would spread to the rest of the country. Time has moved on, but the landscapes and legends remain to this day.
The Kumamoto earthquake has caused serious damage to the region. Many people have suffered physical and mental injuries and tourism has fallen drastically. The aim of this film is to disseminate the new appeal of the Kyushu region from a different perspective and to lift those affected by the earthquake.
With this, we invite you to come on a journey with us to discover the real Kyushu where Gods, myths, and legends were created.
VFX breakdown of my short film FLOATING. Shot on my Sony a7S II and the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 in 4K with S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3. The effects are a combination of After Effects’ built in camera tracker and masking of the bodies in Photoshop. Graded in DaVinci Resolve after applying Neat Video noise reduction and FilmConvert.
"The Ghost King" is a documentary about the papier-mâché art masters and the Hungry Ghost Month festival celebrates in Pulau Penang's Bukit Mertajam.
There are many of the folk arts fading and disappearing through decades. But, some of them are still surviving.
Through the lens, D1 Production presents you, a story behind the traditional paper offering arts.
Time goes by, traditional Chinese paper offerings art (Papier-mâché) is slowly fading away;through the eyes of film maker, let’s join us in the journey of rediscovering the beauty within it.