History

     

    Introduction

    Dad wasn't exactly stylish, and neither were the photographs he took
    —at least on the surface.
    But what truth did they conceal? SIGMA's first short film,
    “blur” brings to the screen messages that SIGMA has held as important since the company's foundation: when people are moved, people are inspired to take photographs. And every photograph,
    just like every life, is amazing. Please watch it at your leisure in a quiet environment.

    “blur” is 15 minutes long.

    Behind the scenes

    Production Note

    “Behind the Scenes of ‘blur’” is about the making of SIGMA’s short film “blur” and features interviews with the production crew. With a universal message about the magic that photography brings to all our lives, “blur” was in planning at SIGMA for about two years, and production began in the summer of 2016. It was filmed using just two of SIGMA’s new cine lenses, which were announced in September 2016: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2. Both the film and the lenses were in development during approximately the same period.
    The creators of “blur” had a limited budget, a limited number of shooting days, and a limited environment in which to shoot. In order to create a short film with the requisite level of quality, the crew teamed up with an actual Hollywood production.
    SIGMA’s cine lenses are professional equipment designed and manufactured for uncompromising performance. “Behind the Scenes of ‘blur’” shows how these lenses offered an ideal solution on an actual production site. This video is 2 minutes long.

    About SIGMA cine lenses

    Our artisans bring expertise and skill together at the highest level in the pursuit of outstanding optical performance, while our suite of leading-edge manufacturing technologies make possible ultra-efficient, ultra-precise volume production. SIGMA’s cine lens lineup delivers maximal optical performance at minimal cost and with compact packaging. In addition, SIGMA introduced its cine lenses as a full lineup right from the start to provide professionals with a one-stop resource. SIGMA’s cine lenses expand the freedom and potential of videography while minimizing the required equipment and investment. With this goal of providing uniquely innovative lenses and unprecedented value, SIGMA has developed this new line.

    Masthead

    Director

    Yu Yamanaka / Film artist
    Born 1976 in Yamanashi.
    Established BLUE DOCUMENTARY Inc. in 2010.
    Selected works:
    • “Kamiko” (video for Miyake Issey Exibition)
    • “Aomori” (documentary film)
    • “Hakusho” (video for exhibition “KOME—The Art of Rice”)
    • Introductory video for exhibition “TEMA HIMA: the Art of Living in Tohoku”
    • Background titles for “Yae no Sakura” (NHK Taiga Drama)
    • Construction footage for “Design Ah!” (NHK Educational TV program)
    • “Teori no Naru Shima” (video for Sony Aquarium)
    http://www.bluedocumentary.com/


    Cast

    Andrew
    RANDY GAMBILL
    Sam
    ROBERT M. O’BRIEN
    Young Sam
    DAVID LANSKY
    Young Sam’s Friend
    JACK ROCHE
    Sam’s Friend (Bully)
    JESSE SHERMAN
    Sam’s Friend
    BRIAN BRENNAN
    Yasmina / Sam’s Wife
    ROXANNE SINCLAIR
    Maryan / Andrew’s Wife
    JENNA CURTIS
    Co-worker
    SEAN BURGOS

    Staff

    Executive Producer
    KAZUTO YAMAKI
    Executive Producer
    TAKU SATOH
    Executive Producer
    MOTOKI TOMATSU
    Producer
    YUKIKO OKADA
    Story by
    YU YAMANAKA
    Screenplay By
    YUMIKO FUJIWARA
    First Assistant Director
    DEAN ICHIYANAGI
    Production Manager
    NAOKO TOKAGE
    Office Coordinator
    AKIKO KATAGIRI
    Production Assistant
    TOM MCGRATH
    Production Assistant
    KYLE GOLEMAN
    Director of Photography
    YOHEI TATEISHI
    First Assistant Camera
    STEPHEN J. BRANAGAN
    First Assistant Camera
    BRYCE PLATZ
    Second Assistant Camera
    MICHAEL ROSS
    DIT
    SHIBLON WIXOM
    Behind the Scenes
    YASUNARI AKITA
    Gaffer
    HITOSHI TOMONORI
    Electrician
    CARLOS ORTEZ
    Electrician
    TOSHIHIKO KIZU
    Key Grip
    ARMANDO COLUNGA
    Grip
    COLIN ANGLE
    Grip
    RANDY GARCIA
    Grip
    OSWALD COLUNGA
    Sound Engineer
    TRAVIS BROWN
    Production Designer
    HIROKO WATANABE
    Prop Master
    EDDY CANDANOZA
    Wardrobe
    TAKAKO OSAKADA
    Make Up Artist
    MINAHO TAKAHASHI
    Colorist
    YOICHI ISHIKAWA (IMAGICA)
    Assistant Colorist
    MISATO NISHIZAWA (IMAGICA)
    Sound Designer
    DAISUKE ABE (SONY PCL)
    Music Coordinator
    MAKOTO YAMANAKA

    Special thanks to

    Equipment

    CINE LENSES