“Contour” Short Film by Ryo Kitabatake and Takuma Sasaki
Directors Ryo Kitabatake and Takuma Sasaki at WOW in Tokyo commemorate the studio’s 25th anniversary with a visceral CG nightmare for the ages with help from UK real-time and volumetric content specialists Dimension Studio.
Ryo Kitabatake and Takuma Sasaki: “Modern people, constantly exposed to information and living together with complicated human relationships. Our self-recognized outlines and boundaries fluctuate, change, and dissolve. This film depicts humans living this repetition with a foreign vividness.
“In a dim wilderness, a man continues to walk in the same area as if dragging his tired body. The man’s afterimages float in space to form a giant agglomeration. On land, tentacles cling to the man. Eventually, the man falls to the ground and sinks into his inner world.
“This project uses the latest volumetric filming technology, it was shot at Dimension Studio in London, and the music was created by Max Cooper.”
Director: Ryo Kitabatake, Takuma Sasaki
Executive Producer: Hiroshi Takahashi
Producer: Ko Yamamoto
Assistant Producer: Ken Ishii
Colorist: Masahiro Ishiyama
Volumetric Capture: Dimension Studio
Music/Sound Design: Max Cooper
Mastering: Chris McCormack
Publisher: Manners McDade Music Publishing