INORI -PRAYER- 2017/03/29


Japan Media Arts Festival 2018(Japan) /Jury Special Award
Consonance Music &Amp; Dance Film Festival / Best Dance Animation(Los Angeles)
Dance Music Video Film Award / Special Mention (Us)
Ibicine(Spain) – Festival De Cine En Ibiza Selected
International Trick Festival 2018(Germany) / Best Animated Music Videos
Short Of The Year 2018 (Spain) / Best Experimental
Frame Light Short Focus 2018 Selected (London/Uk)
International Short Film Festival Detmold 2018 (Germany) Selected
Gea Film Fest2018 (Portugal) Selected
Picnic Film Festival / Selected (Spain)
Youngabout International Film Festival(Italy) 2018


The latest work to utilize real time tracking and face projection mapping using a state of the art 1000 fps projector and ultra high speed sensing, “INORI-prayer-,“ has been released. This project was born by the collaboration with Nobumichi Asai (WOW) ,the dancing duo AyaBambi, and the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory (the University of Tokyo), TOKYO.
This project began when songs were created about ‘life,’. Creative and technical director Asai (WOW) and CG director Shingo Abe (WOW) completed visual production and programming based on inspiration they obtained from the songs. Aya Sato added the choreography, and TOKYO completed the project by making it into a video.
‘Radioactive’ is the inspiration that Asai felt from music. ‘Radioactive’ wields destructive power, and from that brings ‘death’, ‘suffering’, and ‘sadness”’. And then, the ‘opportunity’ to overcome those things. Accompanied by the overwhelming performance of AyaBambi, a visual synchronization of black tears, skulls, faces being severed, Noh Masks of agony and
the Heart Sutra have sublimated into a single piece of work.
The face mapping system made it possible to follow intense performances, which was impossible until now, thanks to the use of the state of the art 1000 fps projector DynaFlash※1 and ultra high speed sensing. The initial dilemma of speeding up the tracking to the detriment of performance latitude was resolved by the WOW team, Professor Watanabe, and Tomoaki Teshima (EXVISION), who trimmed several milliseconds during a trial and error period that lasted approximately three months, enabling the completion of this system※2. The projected image looks like it is integrated into part of the skin, and the expressions on a subject’s face, when it is distorted or transformed, are exponentially enhanced.
*1: Jointly developed by the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Electron Device, and commercialized by Tokyo Electron Device.
*2: Dynamic projection mapping technology, developed by the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, was used for hand tracking and projection mapping. Face mapping technology, developed by WOW Inc., was used for facial tracking.


最新鋭1000fpsプロジェクターと超高速センシングによるリアルタイムトラッキング&フェイスプロジェクションマッピングの最新作「INORI -PRAYER-」が公開された。本作は、浅井宣通(WOW)、ダンスユニットAyaBambi、東京大学石川渡辺研究室、TOKYOとのコラボレーションから誕生した。
本作は、「生命」をテーマに楽曲を制作したところから開始。楽曲から受けたインスピレーションを元に、クリエイティブ・テクニカルディレクター浅井(WOW)とCGディレクター阿部伸吾(WOW)がビジュアル制作とプログラミングを構築。更にAya Sato氏がコレオグラフを作り上げ、谷川氏率いるTOKYOが映像作品として完成させた。
※1: 東京大学石川渡辺研究室と東京エレクトロンデバイスが共同で開発し、東京エレクトロンデバイスが製品化。
※2: 手のトラッキング&プロジェクションマッピングは、東京大学石川渡辺研究室が開発したダイナミックプロジェクションマッピング技術を使用。顔のトラッキングは、WOW inc.が開発したフェイスマッピング技術を使用。

Staff Credit

Creative Director / Technical Director:Nobumichi Asai[WOW]
CG Director:Shingo Abe[WOW]
Programmer:Atsushi Yoshimura[WOW]
Assistant Producer:Ayaka Motoyoshi[WOW]
Director / Editor:Eiji Tanigawa[TOKYO]
Director of Photography:Senzo Ueno[TOKYO]
Producer:Toshiyuki Takei, Shinya Masuda[TOKYO]
Production Manager:Minami Chiwaki, Yuma Yoshimura, Kohei Takayama[TOKYO]
Making Director:Suzuko Ohgaki[TOKYO]
Choreographer:Aya Sato
Gaffer:Tomohiro Takahashi
Light Assistant:Hisashi Morikawa, Mie Inaba, Akihiko Imai
Camera 1st Assistant:Takashi Ideguchi
Camera 2nd Assistant:Shibuya Hiromi, Fujii Ryosuke
Music:Setsu Fukushima, Ryosuke Taniguchi[Ongakushitsu Inc.]
Music Composer:Yosuke Nagao
Colorist:Yasuo Fukuda
Online Editor:Ryota Abe
Mizuki Kawano [School]
Tomoyuki Sawada [Kartz Media Works]
Natsuki Taguchi [Kartz Media Works]
Special Thanks
Yoshihiro Watanabe[Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory,University of Tokyo]
Masatoshi Ishikawa[Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory,University of Tokyo]
Tomoaki Teshima[Exvision]
Takeshi Yuasa, Kiwamu Sumino, Hiroshi Watase, Toru Yamashita
Atsuko Kushima, Tomoaki Kiguchi