森の木琴 - Xylophone

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One day after the movie was finished, the earthquake and the tsunami hit Japan, 11th of March 2011. Soon it gained much public attention from all over the world and unexpectedly awarded in three categories at Cannes Lions. A 44m foot handcrafted xylophone using only sustainably harvested wood play a beautiful melody of Bach's Cantata 147. However, once you take a close look at the beautiful scenery, it illustrates the environmental problem of distressed forests. Recorded over 13million views on Youtube so far.

この映像が完成したのが2011年3月10日。日本ではその翌日に震災が起きた。公開して間もなく世界中から注目を集め、カンヌライオンズで三部門で受賞するなど思いもよらない高い評価を受けた作品。森の窮状の環境問題を訴える内容で、44メートルの手作りの木琴がバッハのカンタータ147番を奏で、林業が止まり、やせ細りながらも美しく見える森の情景とともに表現した。Youtubeではすでに1300万ビューを超えるアクセスを記録して、いまだに伸び続けている。

Director : Seiichi Hishikawa

Creative Director : Morihiro Harano (Mori Inc.)
Copywriter : Noriko Yamada (Drill Inc.)
Art Director : Jun Nishida (Drill Inc.)
Sound Design : Kenjiro Matsuo (Invisible Designs Lab. Company, Ltd.)
Wood Engineer : Mitsuo Tsuda
D.O.P : Eitaro Yamamoto (Shadow-dan)
Editor : Hitoshi Kimura (Book Inc.)
Producer : Toshifumi Oiso (Engine PLUS) , Hideyuki Chihara (Engine PLUS)
Agency Producer : Ayako Yoshinoya (Dentsu Inc. )
2nd Camera/Off-line Editor : Ryosei Suzuki
Special thanks to Kama City
Agency : Drill Inc. / Dentsu Inc.
Client : NTT docomo Inc.

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