Making of Empire Of The Sun MV – Way To Go
WOW inc – The Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun has released their ‘On Our Way Home EP’. WOW was in charge of MV direction and production for the track ‘Way To Go’.
Their journey dives deep into mental spirituality and blends with the world beyond the dimension. With the motif of “faces” representing individual identities, it shows how it changes into psychedelic in chaos while diving deep into spirituality.
The face of Empire Of The Sun was recreated in CG by using photo scans. 400 markers were placed on their faces to captures nuances of their fine facial expressions while they sang. The captured data, along with CG data of faces acquired through photo scans, was used together with motion capture data in the actual shooting to create it.
In the behind-the-scenes movie, parts of the production process are introduced.
Creative Director：Nobumichi Asai (WOW inc.)
Director：Ryo Kitabatake (WOW inc.)
CG Designer：Tsutomu Miyajima, Daisuke Moriwaki, Shota Oga (WOW inc.)
Technical Director：Nobumichi Asai (WOW inc.)
Producer：Nobumichi Asai (WOW inc.)
Assistant Producer：Ayaka Motoyoshi (WOW inc.)
Lighting Director：Ryu Shima (NAGAIHOSHI Co.,Ltd.)
Compositor&Colorist：Akio Sakamaki (jitto inc.)
Motion Capture Supervisor：Kenya Miki
Facial Capture Supervisor：Hiromu Kinoshita
Digital Artist：Tomoya Tanaka, Deng Xiaohui, Cheng Ze, Satoko Itakura
Motion Capture Specialist：Yuuka Tomita, Kouta Isomura, Kazuya Takahashi, Riku Okada, Rina Sawada
Facial Capture Specialist：Taisei Kurita, Manami Kira, Diogo Ribeiro
CG Project Manager：Yuko Sadaki
CG Producer：Sawami Takahashi
Production Supervisor：Ayumu Kasai