2020.9.19 Sat 10:00 Start
Special Archive
(2017-2018: Animated Short Films)
Harmonia feat. Makoto
OTANI Tarafu
Animation Division Excellence Award-winner
[Japan]
Animated short film
Video Work
Harmonia is a music video released by yuichi NAGAO, an artist whose music career has been in uenced by dance music and game music. OTANI Tarafu, who created the lm, came up with the unique motif of a young girl dancing with her futon from the sense of oating between illusion and reality that he felt when he heard the song, which starts with the sound of waves. The effects would usually be created using computer graphics, but this animation, with each cut drawn by hand, has an analog touch with the kind of warmth associated with colored pencils and watercolors. The images are created to depict the concept of “a rest in a world of illusion,” with curves that evoke the waves of the music appearing one after the other. The colorful images that appear and then disappear like air bubbles and the dynamic and smooth movements of the young girl trans x the viewer until the very end. OTANI Tarafu has built a solid career as a producer of television, promotion videos, commercials and exhibition videos. This lm reveals his solid technique.