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Watch: Vivid, Artistic Visuals Get Projected Onto Artists In Electrifying Short
By Hannah Sofea, 20 Apr 2017
Screengrab via Nobumichi Asai
‘Inori’, otherwise known as ‘prayer’ in English, is a surreal video art project created by producer Nobumichi Asai and CG artist Shingo Abe.
This amazing piece utilizes real-time face tracking and projection mapping via a state-of-the-art 1,000 fps projector plus ultra high-speed sensors.
The idea for this project was born after a meet-up with the collaborators for TOKYO, famed dancing duo Aya Sato and Bambi, along with Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory.
Asai and Abe worked on the visual production and programming, while Sato took charge of choreography and TOKYO spearheaded the video process.
Asai described the track that was played inside the video and composed by Yosuke Nagao as “radioactive”. “It wields destructive power, and from that brings death, suffering and sadness. And then, the opportunity to overcome those things,” says Asai on his website.
Without the face mapping system and powerful music, the compelling message and vibe exuded from the video would not have been made possible.
The one-minute clip features the dancing duo grooving to the tunes as various images, spooky and abstract, are projected and flawlessly contorted onto their faces in nearly every frame.
Watch the brilliant video below, along with the BTS footage.
[via Laughing Squid, videos via Nobumichi Asai]
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