The Brief

IAG is the logistics partner for the British Museum. As part of their forthcoming Manga exhibition, we flew to Tokyo to interview world-renowned Manga artist Shinichi Ishizuka to learn more about the cultural significance of the art form.

How we did it

Tokyo really is a city like no other. Towering buildings, frenetic energy, bright neon lights – It’s an assualt on the senses that you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere else on earth. For a filmmaker – It’s a dream. Inspired by the futurism of Bladerunner and Tron, we filmed the city at night, braved the rain in Shinjuku and used a range of experimental camera techniques to capture an other-worldly landscape. To match the bright city lights, we used blue and pink neon colour gels, proving that even the most basic of rooms can be made to look cool with a little bit of creativity. Smooth tracking shots were captured on the Movi M15, both on foot and from the back seat of our production vehicle. Bringing this all together in the edit was great fun as we pushed ourselves to the limit, injecting as much high octane energy as we could muster. Enjoy!


The Kit List

2x Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 

Canon CN-E Prime lens kit (14, 24, 35, 50, 85mm)

Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L

Movi M15 

Zacuto shoulder rig kit 

2X Lishuai LED panels + diffusion

Behind The Scenes