Hiroko Otake / The making of “Metamorphosis”

Hiroko Otake / The making of “Metamorphosis”

大竹寛子 Hiroko Otake

2006年 東京藝術大学絵画科日本画専攻卒業、2011年 東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科博士後期課程日本画研究領域修了、美術研究博士号取得。2014年 東京藝術大学エメラルド賞受賞。2015〜2016年 文化庁新進芸術家海外派遣制度によりニューヨークに滞在。日本画の伝統的な技法ベースに泊や岩絵具を用いて新たな表現を展開し、国内外で高く評価されている。

Graduated with a major in Japanese Painting at the Department of Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts (2006). Completed a Doctoral Program and earned her PhD in Japanese Painting in an Art and Education course at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School. Received the Emerald Grant Award from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014. Has lived in New York during 2015-16 as part of the Ministry of Culture’s overseas exchange program for up-and-coming artists. Otake is renowned in Japan and abroad for her novel expressions using foil and mineral pigments based on traditional Japanese painting techniques.


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Equipment Used

Cameras: Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6K EF, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Stabilizer: RONIN-S
Lenses: ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18, 1.4/25, 2/50M, 1.4/85, Voigtlander 25mm F0.95 TypeII
Recording equipment: MXL 2003A, DR-60DMKII
Editing & Coloring: Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve STUDIO, DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel, Logicool CRAFT


DesignAwards.Asia: DOTD – December 13, 2018


Director, Cinematographer, Colorist, Editor: Kazuhito Takazawa (タカザワカズヒト写真映像事務所)
Script writer: Kazuhito Takazawa
Sound Recording: Kazuhito takazawa
Music: Philip Daniel Zach
Production Assistant: Syogo Matsuoka
Special Thanks: Komei Fujita

Hiroko Otake