Behind the Scenes on “Gravity Cat”
Rotating sets are certainly not new (Royal Wedding, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Poltergeist, etc.) but this deployment from director Show Yanagisawa for Sony’s Gravity Rush 2 game updates the technique with a secret weapon: the ginger kitten.
The behind the scenes feature above (with English subtitles), shows off the intricate construction of the set, the various pre-vis strategies, and also offers a peak at the unique onset culture of Japanese productions.
Gravity Rush 2, known in Japan as Gravity Daze 2, is an action-adventure video game developed by SIE Japan Studio and Project Siren, and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4.
Watch the finished “Gravity Cat” trailer:
Client: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Agency: Hakuhodo Inc., Tokyo
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Active Cine Club
Omnibus Japan Inc.
Director: Show Yanagisawa
Producer: Takashi Aso, Tatsuya Sunohara, Hisamichi Kido, Chu Ikebe
Cinematographer: Ryoken Okamura
Creative Team: Yusuke Amagai, Yuki Yokoi, Keita Togawa, Masumi Nishibori
Design Firm: The Directors Guild, Tokyo
Digital Artist/Multimedia: Tetsuaki Matsumoto
Editor: Etsuko Kimura, Hanako Tabata, Kenichi Sasaki
Lighting Design: Atsutoshi Ueno
Music & Sound: Kazuyoshi Tonami
Product Manager: Takuya Omura
Sound Designer: Erito Ayaki