The 21th Creative Café “YAMAGATA Drone Movie Contest” was held!
On Tuesday, 9 July 2019, we held the 21th Creative Café at the Room 7 and 9 of Yamagata Manabikan.
The theme was “YAMAGATA Drone Movie Contest“.
The YAMAGATA Drone Movie Contest Executive Committee has annually held the YAMAGATA Drone Movie Contest to build recognition of drone camera and to create new business opportunities.
In collaboration with the contest, July’s Creative Café introduced the eight short-listed works from the 2018 edition inviting the Grand Prix winner, Mr. SATO Naoki.
At the guest talk, Mr. SATO Naoki, Mr.YAMAKAWA, a film commissioner, and Mr. HAGA, a city’s administrator for the contest, talked about the attractiveness and future possibility of a drone camera.
In addition to the eight short-listed works from the 2018 edition, we did special screenings of Mr. SATO’s drone movie “Discover ZAO” and “GIOGRAFFITY YAMAGATA”. Especially, the participants loved the screening of “GIOGRAFFITY YAMAGATA” with commentary that Mr. SATO explained locations in Yamagata prefecture and how he shot the beautiful scenery through his drone camera.
After we introduced the charms and potentials of a drone camera, we had a session to present how we can use drone movies. Inviting Ms. KATO Yumi, the facilitator of the 20th Creative Café “Experience Contemporary Dance, Boost Creativity!”, we screened the dance films we made at the event for the first time.
At the “Experience Contemporary Dance, Boost Creativity!”, we used the drone movie “GIOGRAFITTY YAMAGATA” for the theme of the dance. The main theme was “Color of Yamagata“. By using the drone movie, dancers could dance in the beautiful scenery of Yamagata. Mr. SATO is also the cinematographer of these dance films.
The collaboration of the unique space of Yamagata Manabikan, creative contemporary dance, and beautiful drone movie of Yamagata was miraculous.
For the second film, we screened the movie in the hall so that it looked like a projection mapping. We picked a part from the movie, and 13 dancers freely expressed their minds inspired by the movie.
It is only 3 minutes movie so please watch it and continue to read our report.
At last, as you may feel now that you want to experience this magical moment after watching the dance film, we prepared a similar space for participants using Room 9, which is usually used as a gallery.
Furthermore, we wondered what will happen if we screen the film on a similar space when we shot the film. The result is below↓
As a result, dancers appeared in the empty space and the participants were excited about this mysterious movie experience.
For this Creative Café, we could not only introduce the attractiveness, future possibility, and the use of drone camera but also provide the movie experience.
Thank you, everyone!
You can watch the dance film on our official Youtube or here.