学校名：Université du Québec à Montréal
メンバー：Chloé Champoux-Rhéaume、Camille Pepin
Satoumi is a project by UQAM interactive media students Chloé Champoux-Réhaume, Camille Pépin and Louis-Philippe Tardif. The experience reflects on the link between humans and the ocean life in Japan. It questions the ressemblances that unite theses worlds living together, while demonstrating their differences. The film explore nature and city environnement by mixing 3D and hand drawn 2D animation. It also demonstrates rotoscoping on underwater footage of sea creatures. The general aesthetics of Satoumi is inspired by retro futurism, abstract art and 3D art. For most of the video, we use saturated neon colors in dark background to demonstrate the aesthetic of bioluminescent underwater creatures and the dynamic tokyo city nightlife. Neon colors also play role in the link between the two worlds. 3D animation shows a more ‘realistic’ esthetic of some aspects of the scenes, especially into demonstrating sea creatures like transparent jelly fishs, and showing water textures. Both of the surfaces of projection are used as we show different elements The fact that Japan is surrounded by nature and water, and that the two live together inspired us to create something that reflected that harmony between the two. Satoumi is also a journey trough the demonstration nature’s beauty, how it can be threaten by pollution at times, and how Japanese people protect it successfully. It follows the story of theses two worlds interacting, in times of environnemental pollution. The projection start with slow, weightlessness, calm images of japan sea life. During this sequence, jellyfish, koi fish, seaweed and bioluminescence creatures move slowly in different sequences. We suddenly see the impact of pollution on this environnement as a black substance merge into the scene. At this moment, we switch to the city environnement, to illustrate where the pollution come from. The environment is composed of buildings with flamboyant reflections. The spectator will explore the narrow lines of the alleys, the flats piled up and the architectural disorder of the city. For a moment, flashing billboards demonstrates images of Japan marine’s life in danger. For the next scene, Japanese people take action to protect the ecosystem. In the ending, Tokyo and nature live in harmony, as the city is cajoled by a phosphorescent moon, imposing itself.