URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film

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URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 8:45 pm

Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K EF was used for shooting visual effects (VFX) shots for popular filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki’s latest hit film, “A Man Called Pirate (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko).” The RAW footage from the URSA Mini was debayered using DaVinci Resolve Studio and then used for compositing.

“Fueled: A Man Called ‘Pirate’” is the latest film by production company SHIROGUMI INC..’s VFX team, who has made a number of hit movies, such as “ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street” and “The Eternal Zero.” The same production team that created Yamazaki’s previous film, “The Eternal Zero,” the number one ranked Japanese film in 2014, gathered for the production. The new film, based on the popular novel by Naoki Hyakuta, is loosely based on the story Sazō Idemitsu, the founder of Idemitsu Kosan, a Japanese oil company. The film depicts Jozo Kunioka, who was modeled after Sazō Idemitsu, confronting various difficulties and growing his business in the middle of the 20th century. The popular actor Jyunichi Okada plays Jozo from his twenties to his nineties.

For the film, the production team used Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K to shoot background shots to match the film’s green screen shots. “The challenge was to capture VFX footage which compares favorably with other footage,” said Eisin Okubo, VFX designer at SHIROGUMI.

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