One Month In Tokyo

I spent the month of July, 2010 working as an animator at Shirogumi VFX in Tokyo. I had a great time living and working in Tokyo and I wanted to share my experience. Please enjoy!

Thanks to Shirogumi and my uni (Kyoto University of Art) for this opportunity.

Music:
Quruli – Rose Flower
Also live recordings from around Tokyo.

Camera:
GH1 with GH13 hack
recorded at 720p, mjpeg 55mbs, 4:2:2 color

Lenses:
Panasonic 14mm-140mm F4.0-5.8
Panasonic 20mm F1.7
Canon FD 50mm F1.8

31 thoughts on “One Month In Tokyo

  1. andreas

    とてもすごい!
    Really amazing video. At full-screen it’s like a ‘trip’ to/through Tokyo.
    So well done! You are a very talented film maker.
    Can I have more of these kind of travel videos, please!

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  2. Joshua Beeler

    Eric,

    I love this. It’s beautiful and reminds me of the magic I felt when I visited Japan. Your film rekindles those special feelings and makes me want to return to Japan right away! I discovered your film through a mutual friend, Andreas. :)

    Sincerely,
    Josh

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  3. sanae

    エリックさん、すごいっっ!!とってもすごい!!!
    何回も見てしまいました。
    あゆみちゃんも女優さんみたいにきれいですね。
    あ、エリックさんももちろんかっこいいけど。ふふふ。
    エリックさんが写っている映像はどうやって撮ったの?
    あゆみちゃんがいる時はあゆみちゃんが撮ったと思うけど、
    例えば、出かける時の映像とか、歯磨きしている映像とか。
    カメラを自分に向けて置いておいて、エリックさんは俳優に
    なって演技しましたか?
    監督・脚本(?)・主演・・・全部エリックさん。

    もう一回見よ〜っと。

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    • eric

      Thanks Sanae san! I know Ayumi is way cuter than me!! hahaha. Yes you’re right, I filmed most of the shots my self, even brushing my teeth. Sneaky ne! But I didn’t act anything, I just filmed what I was doing. There was no script, or plan, just filmed lots of things and put it together. Im glad you enjoyed!!

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    • eric

      Thanks Max! I used Adobe Premiere for editing, Adobe After Effects for the titles, and Virtual Dub with Deshaker for stabilizing shots that were shaky.
      Are you making videos with vegas Max? I would love to see your videos:)

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  4. Maxwell Bates

    Actually,yes! A few days ago I started using Fraps and Windows Movie Maker to make videos of Flight Simulator X. A few minutes ago I got Sony Vegas 8(off the internet….^_^)
    so I can HEAVILY edit videos. But with unregistered Fraps I can only take 30 second recordings,so I might switch over to Hypercam. I was GOING to send you my video,but Hotmail can only send 10 KB of info in emails at a time,so I’ll set up a Gmail account and then send you it.

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  5. Luca

    Hey Eric, it’s been a while!
    Congratulations on the 1month short, I love the editing and photography! great! it feels like you managed to capture the atmosphere of Tokyo!

    how do you find your 20mm 1.7 lens? I recently got myself a GF1 with that very same lens and I love it!

    Hugs to you and Ayumi from wet and rainy London
    take care
    Luca (and Monica by proxy)

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    • eric

      Hey Luca and Monica!
      Thanks!! Ya, I really love the 20mm lens. You got one too? No way!! Its so much fun to take photos with. What do you think of the GF1? Did you try the hack yet?
      I was gonna call you this week, but the time difference makes it really difficult. Ill try on the weekend:)
      Cheers!!
      Eric + Ayumi

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  6. paparazzi

    like it すご^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^いエリックさんあと半年間宜しく
    お願い致します。めっちゃ良いですね。作品。又、見せて下さい。宜しく、、、。

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  7. Rudy

    I love your video. The song, the sights, the sounds…just fits together in harmony. I want to take a trip to Tokyo and your video inspires me. Thank you for uploading it to Vimeo.

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