Maria Takeuchi
Frederico Phillips
Shiho Tanaka
Samuel Blalark
Jason Guerrero
P.T. 9 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 8 M.S. 7 Creative 8.3 P.T. 8.7 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 8.25 M.S. 7.5 Design 8.4 P.T. 9.2 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 8.5 M.S. 7.5 Craft 8.6 P.T. 9 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 8.3 M.S. 7.3 Total 8.4
Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips created an experimental film called “as•phyx•i•a,” in collaboration with performance artist Shiho Tanaka.
The Concept

The project is an effort to explore new ways to use technologies and different fields without many of the common commercial limitations. The performance choreography stresses the desire to be expressive without bounds.

Concept sketches of the music and performance mesh.
The Production

The team captured about 30 minutes of Tanaka’s dancing and cut it down into a three-minute film. It took nearly six weeks to complete, and the bulk of that time was spent waiting for five computers to render all 5,000 frames.

The point cloud data was captured in real time using two kinect sensors.
Mixing and mastering the track for the project that follows the visuals.
Pre-vis of all cameras once the point cloud data is combined.
Once the scanned point cloud data was combined, it was used as the base for the creative development.
Modelling and texturing the environment in Maya.
Animating dynamics built from the data captured.
Rendering all animation and compositing.

The final piece brings the collaborative effort and experimental film to life expressing creativity without bounds.

Making of Video
Experimental Project
Maria Takeuchi Music and Direction
Frederico Phillips Visuals and Direction
Shiho Tanaka Performance Artist
Samuel Blalark Camera Filming/ Support
Jason Guerrero Camera Equipment
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