I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.
Learn more about the project by watching the “Making of Biologic” here: https://vimeo.com/142212881
Initiated from MIT Media Lab, BioLogic is our attempt to program living organism and invent responsive and transformable interfaces of the future. Nature has engineered its own actuators, as well as the efficient material composition, geometry and structure to utilize its actuators and achieve functional transformation. Based on the natural phenomenon of hygromorphic transformation, we introduce a specific type of living cells as nanoactuators that react to body temperature and humidity change. The living nanoactuator can be controlled by electrical signal and communicate with the virtual world as well. A digital printing system and design simulation software are developed to assist the design of transformation structure.
Canada: Coast to Coastカナダの岸辺
Focusing on the lakeside and the seaside, video capturing the beautiful landscape of Canada clearly.
Hungry In Hanoiハングリー・イン・ハノイ
A record of the trip to Vietnam. From the fantastic Halong Bay to the lively nightlife in Hanoi.
Iceland – 10 Days on the Ring Roadアイスランド – リングロードの10日間
Visit the dynamic landscape of Iceland, the sea, the sky from the viewpoint of travelers.
Colors of Georgiaいろんなグルジア
Journey through the various landscapes of Georgia.
A documentary approaching to monks who tackle the 1000 Day Circumambulation training for seven years at Mt. Hiei in Kyoto.
CRAFTS : RIDE YOUR OWN WAY我が道を行け – フランスのカスタムバイク文化
A documentary of people who are responsible for French custom bike culture.
Soul of a Scrapyardスクラップ・ヤードの心
A man working at a scrapped car recycling facility in New York, which is being redeveloped into a new city center consisting of multiple dwellings and offices, talks about the lost immigrant community and culture.