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Mammut Festival Portraits

April 14, 2015

So we covered the photos and video for the Mammut Festival 2015 in Okayama, Japan. The climbing event included a lead climbing competition on the Saturday at Rocks Climbing Gym in Kurashiki and a bouldering seminar at the Yakage boulders on the Sunday.

As part of our video coverage we took a series of portraits of the 5 pro climbers that were down for the weekend. The idea was then to add a parallax effect and use them in the intro. The climbers set the lead climbing routes for the competition on the Saturday and then taught the seminars on the Sunday. As you can see below it was quite an amazing group of climbers who have all competed at an international level and many of them are current Japanese National team members.

Tamotsu Sugino (杉野保)


Yuka Kobayashi (由佳小林)


Rei Sugimoto (杉本怜)


Akito Matsushima (松島暁人)


Takeshi Itoh (伊藤剛史)


Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for the video which should be coming soon. You can see how these photos were an integral part of the intro.

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European Energy Label Commission

It is a great pleasure to announce this news. In the fall we were contacted by the European Energy Bureau about creating some custom light painting images to go with the release of the new European energy label. It proved to be a really fun project and you can see some of how they were used here. The press release for the new energy symbol is here.
First up was to make some light painting tool that would create something similar to the energy symbol the European Energy Bureau uses to grade various products on their energy efficiency.
We started with color matching the symbol

A 110 volt AC powered LED bar was used as the base light

The set up was powered with a portable lithium battery

A stencil was needed to create the arrow shapes in the energy symbol

The finished set up looking pretty crappy but it certainly did the job

Shooting various patterns on black would give ideal elements for them to overlay other photos.

As well as the above designs we created a variety of headers and banner images for their various SNS channels and website.

All in all a very fun project that we are proud to be a part of. For those who missed the links at the top of the article you can see  how they were used here.  The press release for the new energy symbol is here.
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