8/4 Production Snapshot Diary

August 9, 2012
Shooting again today @Ashikaga.
And just what is this?

A tool used for lighting developed by 4th assistant Yoshitsuge Ochiai.

Murakami deep in thought during a rare appearance at a production meeting… This year as well, matters on set continue to be run by Nishimura-san and Nagano-san.
Pamphlets on radiation found at the local community center. Reality has already meshed with science fiction (in a bad way…)_
On the left, line producer Satoru Takei .On the right, sound man Ichiro Hoshi. A portrait of social life on set.
The making-of crew. From left, chief still photographer Taka Koike, KK still photographer Teruhiko Fukushima, and assistnt Naofumi Yamamoto.
Everything is designed, down to the last detail!

8/2 Production Snapshot Diary

August 5, 2012
”The Japanese Summer”. This is one of the overriding themes of the Jellyfish Eyes series!! (so far anyway. I have no idea how PART 3 will go…).
Even the rice patties are feeling the effects of Nishimura-san’s on-set chants. “Ai! Yoi! Ai!”
In the stream across from where we are shoting, we found small frogs, newly transformed from tadpoles.
The boys and girls who served as soccer team extras. Thanks!!
The shot we’re working on here uses a rail mounted camera.

8/1 Production Snapshot Diary

August 5, 2012
And we’re back for a second year. It’s the Jellyfish Eyes 2 Summer Shooting Extravaganza! Nishimura-san, Shio-chan-san, Nagano-san, Yunoki-san san – all the familiar faces from last year are here. “Ai! Yoi! Staaato!”
There he is! Yoshihiro Nishimura. My partner in crime for the Jellyfish Eyes series. Through good times and bad, we’ve charged headlong into our second year. Thanks for everything.
And the stylist who introduced us to Mr. Nishimura – Kazuki Yunoki. She’s really helped us out on countless projects!
The story begins in the sacred city of Tsukmo.
Here I am liasing with Art director Sasaki about set design. Presentations are done on ipads.
And here we are for another year at Yakumo Shrine.
These buses we’ve rented seem a little big…
And we’ve been blessed with on-set box lunches.
A squirt gun… and it’s not a toy. When the cicadas get so noisy we can’t record any sound, we scare them off with this.
We’re finished shooting and the sun is setting… which means tons of people moving at once.