“Capture the Motion” is a collection of 10 very cool shorts inspired by the Olympics, sponsored by Panasonic and RES. Three of them are by Japanese artists.
A thrilling 2004 Olympics wrapped up in Athens over the weekend. RES was happy to be involved this year, by taking part in Olympic (and RESFEST) official sponsor Panasonic’s Capture the Motion short film project. The initiative sought to capture the spirit of the summer games and the essence of the five-ringed Olympic symbol, representing the union of five continents and the meeting of their athletes in friendly competition. RES helped Panasonic commission ten films from around the world that celebrated the Olympics by capturing — in 60 seconds — the beauty of human form engaged in sport. The ten filmmakers were: Ramon and Pedro (Switzerland/US) | Nagi Noda (Japan) | Lobo (Brazil) | Neil Blomkamp (South Africa/Canada) | Daniel Askill (Australia) | Bessy and Combe (France) | Joel Peissig (US) | Koichiro Tsujikawa (Japan) | Takeshi Nakumura (Japan) (RES Alert)