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DEEP SEA’S RAINBOW

SUKIKARA Makiko / MATSUMURA Kohei

Animated short film [Japan]

An animated short produced over a five-year period by an artist who has created various expressions centered on multi-plane camera techniques. Added to a base of hand-drawn animation, light effects obtained by shooting with various light sources, including LED, black light, and incandescent bulbs, are used to depict the lives of a sperm whale and a giant squid in the deep sea, which are not privy to humans. [10 min. 56 sec.]

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SUKIKARA Makiko

Japan

She began to create animations while in school, and studied abroad at a film school in the Czech Republic in 2007. Her first film, “Kagerou (Ephemeral)”, was selected in 2008 for the NHK Digital Stadium (Satoshi Kon Selection). Her films “Yuki wo mita Yamane (Yamane, Who Saw the Snow)” (2010) and “Yamanashi” (2011) have been screened at film festivals both in Japan and abroad. In 2012 she began a stage piece with puppet troop JIJO called “Marionation.” She is also a member of JAA (Japan Animation Association).

( 2015 )

MATSUMURA Kohei

Japan

He began creating films and taking photos in the early 2000’s. Apart from his own work, he is also involved with various film projects throughout the art scene. In 2005, a collaborative work with Tetsuya Hayashiguchi called “internet images” won the Excellence Award at the Canon New Cosmos for Photography awards. In 2012, a collection of recordings called the “John Cage 100th Anniversary Countdown Event 2007-2012” was completed. While his latest work, “Scene Missing” was screened at AVIFF Cannes in 2014.

( 2015 )

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