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.

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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)
www.bluedocumentary.com
Cast
Andrew
Sam
Young Sam
Young Sam’s Friend
Sam’s Friend (Bully)
Sam’s Friend
Yasmina / Sam’s Wife
Maryan / Andrew’s Wife
Co-worker
RANDY GAMBILL
ROBERT M. O’BRIEN
DAVID LANSKY
JACK ROCHE
JESSE SHERMAN
BRIAN BRENNAN
ROXANNE SINCLAIR
JENNA CURTIS
SEAN BURGOS
Staff
Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Story by
Screenplay By
First Assistant Director
Production Manager
Office Coordinator
Production Assistant
Production Assistant
Director of Photography
First Assistant Camera
First Assistant Camera
Second Assistant Camera
DIT
Behind the Scenes
Gaffer
Electrician
Electrician
Key Grip
Grip
Grip
Grip
Sound Engineer
Production Designer
Prop Master
Wardrobe
Make Up Artist
Colorist
Assistant Colorist
Sound Designer
Music Coordinator
KAZUTO YAMAKI
TAKU SATOH
MOTOKI TOMATSU
YUKIKO OKADA
YU YAMANAKA
YUMIKO FUJIWARA
DEAN ICHIYANAGI
NAOKO TOKAGE
AKIKO KATAGIRI
TOM MCGRATH
KYLE GOLEMAN
YOHEI TATEISHI
STEPHEN J. BRANAGAN
BRYCE PLATZ
MICHAEL ROSS
SHIBLON WIXOM
YASUNARI AKITA
HITOSHI TOMONORI
CARLOS ORTEZ
TOSHIHIKO KIZU
ARMANDO COLUNGA
COLIN ANGLE
RANDY GARCIA
OSWALD COLUNGA
TRAVIS BROWN
HIROKO WATANABE
EDDY CANDANOZA
TAKAKO OSAKADA
MINAHO TAKAHASHI
YOICHI ISHIKAWA (IMAGICA)
MISATO NISHIZAWA (IMAGICA)
DAISUKE ABE (SONY PCL)
MAKOTO YAMANAKA

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