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Swimming Moon

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ABOUT THE FILM

A being is driven to madness by the full moon, and discovers a sensitive, beautiful and deep dream world. On the night of the full moon a strange creature looks up into space from the surface of a dried out planet. Before its eyes, space becomes the sea, filled with strange and beautiful illusions. This 3D & 2D computer and pencil hand drawn animation produced by a woman living in the United states depicts a unique and uncanny world.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Japan
Activities:
Nahomi is an animation artist based in Los Angeles. She was born in Hiroshima city and grew up in Okayama city. In 2001, she started working on installation and films at Kyoto City University of Arts. In 2005, she moved to United States, started working on 3D computer and hand drawn 2D combination animation at University of Southern California to earn MFA. Now she is busy finishing her thesis film "Silver Fossil".
Screening / Award history:
Student Academy Award 08 regional finalist
Adobe Design Achievement Award 08 semi-finalist

Rome International Film Festival 08
ANIMA MUNDI Gallery 08
Moondance International Film Festival 08
ARTSFEST 08
Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival 08


http://nahomimaki.com/

11 people voted

Chi
2008-08-22 15:38:43

Nahomi-chan,
I find this piece very soothing and healing. It is so beautiful. I feel as if I was touching your soul that was reflected in this work. Great work!!

nicci
2008-08-01 00:39:31

Nahomi, very beautiful graphics. I especially likes all of the sea creatures swimming through space. The sound effects were cool too. =)

mari
2008-07-24 18:11:55

優しいくらげの姿で泳がすことで、問題が解決し、精神的安定が備わった孤独な魂を感じました。深い静かな青い海がそれをさらに強調して、幻想的な世界に引き込まれてしまいました。次回作を楽しみにしています。

naomi
2008-07-21 17:56:02

心象世界を描写した詩を、映像にして見せてもらえた感じ。ラストシーンの孤独感にどきっとしました。この生き物、所謂「魂」を想起させられる形をしていて、不思議。

yurina
2008-07-20 17:58:11

I love the way the artist created her own imaginary world. Each scene is very beautiful and mysterious. I would like to see more of her works!!

sen
2008-07-20 17:39:53

I am very amazed by the artist's fantastic and detailed work. I am excited to see her next work!!

Hana
2008-07-18 14:42:58

別世界のような不思議な感じでキレイな映像がよかったです。

yuukorin
2008-07-13 16:34:28

とっても神秘的な世界。無機質な星の地表、青く光るくらげ、大きな花の時計?揚羽蝶かそれとも貝がらなのか船なのかヤドカリなのか、不思議な光景、それぞれの場面に引き込まれました。あなたが視聴者に伝えたかったのは何ですか。ただ、幻想的というだけでなく、もう少しはっきりしたメッセージがほしい。

RIA
2008-07-13 02:55:21

気付かないうちに夢の世界へ連れて行ってくれる作品。誰も知らない美しい空間に特別招待された感じがします。特に最後のクライマックスで、いつも私は全身全霊キラキラ浄化されます。牧奈保美さんのスピリチュアルで透明感のある優しさを感じます。次の作品もとても楽しみです。

bearcat
2008-07-07 09:18:50

とても幻想的で不思議な世界観ですね。クラゲのシーンが美しくて好きです。