Tokyo/Glow is an absolutely gorgeous short film, written and directed by Jonathan Bensimon, about the little glowing guy from a cross-walk sign who jumps down from the sign, at night, and wanders around Tokyo gawking at all the lights. I don’t think there are any CG effects. The film’s amazing look was achieved by combining a real actor in a custom glow-suit with a bunch of photographic hi-jinks: stop-motion, time-lapse, long exposure…did I miss anything?
2 thoughts on “The city at night is made of light”
This is great!
It looks like a CGI effect when the man walks off the sign. Could be some other kind of animation. At times, the “glow suit” actually looks like it is a black suit with an inverted tone map (i.e., a negative image) especially towards the end where he steps in to the alley.
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