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:

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Gravity Rush2 Sony | STASH MAGAZINE

Client: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Agency: Hakuhodo Inc., Tokyo

Production:
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Active Cine Club
Iemoto
Deffence
Yuge Inc.
Omnibus Japan Inc.
Cutters Tokyo
Nouvelle Vague

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

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