So much has happened since I got back from Singapore. Picked out about 360 photos for this post and had to whittle everything down to 80 ^^; Life is busy as usual but hope things slow down a wee bit as I take a break after Season 1 of Culture Japan which finishes on the 2nd of Jan 2011.
Season 2 of Culture Japan will probably start in April and before then I want to get the ball rolling on some products that I'm developing and also the Mirai Millennium Universe.
First photo - out n about on the trains. These are the priority seats. Do sit on em if you need to give your legs a rest but do please offer your seat to the needy when they come along.
The decision to use the Lumix GH2 for filming was indeed a great investment which has served us well over the past couple of months. He we have Cameraman Shimada-san and Sound Engineer Komoda-san setting up the equipment before filming.
In the office we film the AmiAmi Top 10 Ranking. One thing I've learned while directing Culture Japan is that lighting makes a huge difference - before I thought one could just turn up the exposure on the camera. Am looking for some decent LED portable lights to take around with us. All the lighting in the office you see here is on rental.
At Azamiyuko-sensei's gaff filming "How to draw Manga" for Culture Japan. Here she's in the middle of drawing FlameBurst Mirai for Samurai Generations. The reason why I get my illustrators to draw the characters nekkid is so that we can draw on different sets of clothes after - makes a lot of sense and saves a load of moolah.
It costs money to get rid of large non-combustible items so occasionally you will see stuff outside ones property with a note saying "Please take."
This is what we do when we want to get rid of furniture or electronic equipment. If nobody takes it then we go to the convenience store to pay for a waste disposal sticker and call the local ward to pick up.
What do you do when you got huge stuff like this to trow away? Would your garbage collector just take it with the rest of the rubbish?
December 2010 is when the figma Mirai Suenaga went up for pre-order. Good Smile Company have shown us many prototype figures in the past which still have not made it to the production line so you can probably guess that *a lot* of effort goes into getting a character made into a figure. As you can imagine, I'm most pleased indeedee! Thanks to all comrades out there who made this happen ^o^
The first floor office has hardly any sunlight which is one of the reasons why I've been working up on the 3rd floor a lot of late. Find out more about the poster on the wall in the Sonico and Mirai post ^o^
Previous "A Week in Tokyo" posts below.