MATSURI WITH KODO(3D SOUND)

TitleMATSURI WITH KODO(3D SOUND)
ClientALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
Product / ServiceIS JAPAN COOL?
CategoryA01. Direction
EntrantENJIN Tokyo, JAPAN
Idea Creation ENJIN Tokyo, JAPAN
Production KIRAMEKI Tokyo, JAPAN

Brief Explanation

Japanese matsuri are festive events that unite cheering crowds and unique sounds of celebration, taking place where there are neither borders between performers and spectators, nor entrances and exits. Now, a “3D sound” movie featuring original music performance by Kodo — Japan’s world-renowned Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble — expresses the realistic sensation of intense excitement at Japanese festivals. A superb live performance by Kodo is recorded from start to finish in a carefully planned single take from the POV of a spectator immersed in the onstage experience. This performance movie combines meticulous digital sound processing synced with complex performing action to produce 360° surround 3D audio, capturing precise positions of players and distance from the camera not even covered by images at some moments. Attention: Use headphones and turn the volume up for the best experience. 3D SOUND: Use headphones and turn the volume up for the best experience.

Execution

The concept is “bodily sensation and presense”. Te world-renowned Japanese drum performing arts emsemble Kodo’s performace – full of festive energy and intense excitemet of Japanese Matsuri, the festival, – is reproduced through two main techniques-single long-take shooting and 3D sound – to depict the festive excitement embracing all performers, spectators, and city streets without borders that is the essential characteristic of Japanese festivals. Use headphones for the best experience. 3D SOUND is not a live recording using binaural sound recording.  It is actualized by taking every sound source of all instrumental parts recorded separately and dimensionally localizing every sound in three dimensional space.  With this method, sounds even from space not seen in the forefront visual image will exist and be heard as 3D SOUND. 

Credits

Name Company Position
Shiro Nomura ENJIN Inc. CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Takeshi Yazaki ENJIN Inc. COMMUNICATION DESIGNER
Kazuma Ikeda pics DIRECTOR
KODO KODO CAST
Tomoaki Kumano kirameki Inc. MOVIE PRODUCER
Yohei Takiguchi kirameki Inc. PRODUCTION MANAGER
Osayoshi Katahira kicks CINEMATOGRAPHER
Kazuhiro Yokobori kicks LIGHT MAN
Yasutaka Watanabe Freelance CAMERA ASSISTANT
Takaori Kidokoro Freelance LIGHT ASSISTANT
Toshiya Mikami NIPPON TELEVISION ART ART
Etsuko Tanigawa tree HAIR MAKE
Katsuhiro Chiba tone on tone SOUND ARTIST
Daisuke Katayama ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS MARKET COMMUNICATION
Mai Abe AUR Inc. PR PLANNER
Takayuki Hakozaki Signflax SOUND PRODUCER
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