Yuri on Ice interview translation - CREA 2017/03 (p34-35)
Second part of the YOI interviews featured on CREA. As for the one with Kubo, more than “interviews” they are like “mini articles” that incorporate what the interviewed people said. The interviews are with Kenji Miyamoto (choreographer), Eiji Abiko & Junpei Tatenaka (figure skating animators), Yuuko Sagiri (original costume designer), Keisuke Tominaga (music producer).
Random note: thanks to this magazine I was finally able to know that Sagiri’s name is “Yuuko”. When I translated her interview on Pash I did lots of research but wasn’t able to find out the pronunciation so I used Yuiko because that was what came out searching for the name alone, but now it’s confirmed that it’s Yuuko so as soon as I have time I’ll edit that interview to fix it. I swear all magazines should be obliged to provide the pronunciation of names, because sometimes it’s really hard to find out how the kanji are pronounced when it’s not famous people with Wikipedia pages and such…
By the way, the issue of Pash coming out today (Feb. 10th) has an article I was really looking forward to (the second part of Kubo’s detailed commentary on each episode), so I’ll probably spend the night translating it when I get home from work. Also because I want to post it before the YOI all night event on Saturday (I’m going to the live viewing).
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The reality as expressed by 5 people who created “Yuri on Ice”
Reality #2: Choreography x Kenji Miyamoto “The footage taken with the camcorder was the key to create realistic and powerful anime scenes”
Profile: From Hyogo prefecture. After retiring from competitive ice dance in 2006 he started working as a choreographer and commentator. With director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT” for the first time he was involved in creating figure skating choreographies for an anime.
The choreographies for all characters’ programs were created by choreographer Kenji Miyamoto. He created them integrating the music with the information he received from director Yamamoto and Kubo regarding the characters and their programs. What was different than usual is that the songs for the FS were 4 minutes long instead of 4:30 minutes. “In the anime characters need less strokes to speed up, so it’s possible to use less ‘transitions’, the movements connecting different techniques. I cut down on those and made the programs more compact.” Miyamoto was filmed with 4 fixed cameras and 2 portable camcorders as he danced all the programs, then the footage was edited into a multiframe video based on which the animated figure skating scenes were created. “I believe that the footage taken with the portable camcorder, that filmed me up close, is what made it possible to create realistic and powerful tournament scenes.” After watching the finished anime, Miyamoto commented that the characters’ monologues during their performances are realistic. “When you are performing lots of things are whirling around inside your head. In my case it wasn’t words but still pictures, like photographs. I was happy that they expressed the athletes’ feelings.”
Reality #3: Animation x Junpei Tatenaka & Eiji Abiko “The performances look realistic thanks to Miyamoto-sensei’s choreographies”
Profile: Animators working for the anime production company MAPPA. Specialized in sports and action scenes. They both created animation for director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT”.
Animation of the figure skating scenes was created by action specialists Junpei Tatenaka and Eiji Abiko. “It’s the first time that we digitally create 2D pictures after deciding the camerawork. It was very difficult because we had to figure out how to do everything”. Tatenaka, who was already a fan of figure skating, says: “For the moments I believed to be the ‘highlights’ of a performance I would add 1-2 extra stills. This way, I was able to draw out a little what in the live footage only lasted an instant.” They actually made jumps much higher than they are in real life. “While being aware that real skaters wouldn’t jump that high, I still wanted the scenes to be striking, therefore I was always looking for a good balance between realism and what could be allowed in animation.” (Abiko) They both agree that Miyamoto’s choreography footage was the most important factor that allowed them to create realistic performance scenes. “When there was a key point in the music, Miyamoto-sensei would pose with all of his body creating a beautiful line, from his fingertips to the tips of his toes. It was very easy to draw.” (Tatenaka)
Reality #4: Costumes x Yuuko Sagiri “I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL)”
Profile: Ballroom dancing costume designer working for the ballet & dance supplies maker Chacott. She has designed figure skating costumes for athletes such as Nobunari Oda and Akiko Suzuki.
Yuuko Sagiri, designer of the athletes’ costumes, created the designs giving importance to functionality that would improve a skater’s performance and to elements that would make the character’s personality stand out, just like she does for real costumes. She chose materials, cuttings and decorations that would actually be employed in costumes used for real performances. “Normally I objectively watch an athlete’s past performances to understand their level and what kind of movements they are skilled at, and this is then reflected in the design. This time I based the design on the characters’ setting materials, the information I received from the director and the choreography footage by Miyamoto-sensei. I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL).” Regarding Yuuri’s costume, she mentions that she wanted to reflect the fact that he is psychologically weak and gains weight easily. “I added shining decorations on his chest so that his face would look bright even when he is tense. The cuts on the waist are to make him look slim.” Actually, she also designed a costume for Yurio’s exhibition. Sagiri said that she created the design thinking of what “Yurio would really want to wear”. We’d definitely like to see him skate with that costume!
Reality #5: Music x Keisuke Tominaga “I added melody to the beautiful lyrics that is ‘Yuri on Ice’”
Profile: From Kanagawa prefecture. Music producer. He founded PIANO INC. in 2012 and is the current representative director. His main works include the Pocari Sweat 2016 commercial “Kimi no Yume wa, Boku no Yume.”, the TV anime “Zankyou no Terror”, etc.
When creating the music for this show, music producer Keisuke Tominaga constantly asked himself whether it was music you could dance to. “I would move my hands, feet, my whole body, sometimes even checking the rhythm like a conductor or a dancer. Figure skating has many elements that resemble ballet, so to express the elegant movements of the body I used many tunes in triple time like waltz and bolero.” Most of the classical and orchestra tracks were created by Taku Matsushiba, while the vocal tracks and modern band songs by Tarou Umebayashi. They worked on the music as a team, always communicating with each other. “The world created by Kubo-san and director Yamamoto was like realistic and beautiful ‘lyrics’, and I feel that our role was to create a ‘melody’ for those lyrics. In fact, when I joined together Yuuri’s FS song “Yuri on ICE” and Victor’s recorded voice for the first time, the lines sounded just like the words of a song, and I can’t describe how moved I was. I believe that this strong, deep expression that you would not be able to obtain with music alone is what realistically affects the viewers.”
Bonus in case you haven’t seen it already: Sagiri’s design for Yurio’s exhibition program.
My dad spent last weekend in Oklahoma with about a bazillion baby Morgan horses and he sent me about a bazillion pictures of them while he was there, including this one. Pardon me while I get all of the cuteness out of my system real quick…The next several photos I post were taken by my dad ( @stuff-that-works ), and edited by me.
sometimes i see those gotham city sirens instagram edits and they always make ivy’s account look so pretty and polished
but let’s be real—ivy’s account (plisley180) only has one photo on it and
a little bit of her finger is covering the camera lens. it’s probably captioned something like, “i’m not really sure how this whole ‘instagram’ thing works, but here is a picture of me and my plants” and it’s taken from that awkward mom-angle that makes your face look like you moisturize with pizza grease.
it was posted three years ago and got two likes—one from harley and one from selina. no comments. she hasn’t posted since.
Under the cut are #19 rp icons of SUPERPOWERS.
All of the pictures used weren’t screencapped by me and taken from google images. Feel free to edit
these icons but please don’t claim them as your own. These we’re created
by Hannah. Please like or reblog if you use these! Happy RPing!
Hi! Can anyone tell me from where this picture of Nezumi is taken from,please? Is it from any extra chapter?😭In this case,can you link me it,please?🙏
It’s panel from booklet which was added to 7 volume of limited NO.6 edition in Japan. It’s story takes place before human hunt, this scene was in novel if I recall correctly. I heard that in English or German release of manga those stories from booklets were included into normal volumes. I never saw good scans of it, all of them were low quality and made by phone camera. As for myself I have Polish version since our published released both normal and limited ver of volumes beside those that included Drama CDs.
can some of you guys please give me your opinion on these screenies? I created a new reshade preset today and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it! The first two are taken in the morning, and the third was taken at around 6:00PM. Any thoughts/opinions would be really appreciated!! 💕
edit: I’ve redone the two pictures of the simmy to be ‘less red’ is that any better? also yes it is very blurry, but the blur I’ve used is actually the same as what I currently use :’) I think it’s just emphasied here because of all the red xD i also added a pic of one of my fav male sims in, because why not :P
Time to write some cute Niall for the girl I’m going to see Niall with in June! Enjoy!
What was it about Ireland that inspired you so much? You felt drawn to it’s greenery, the hills, the lush fields, the dewy grass and overcast skies. You wanted to spend every free second you had attempting to capture it’s beauty with the lens of your camera.
Today found you in Mullingar. Down the road from the hotel you booked a room at you found a small park. It’s tall trees, the green grass, the people milling about as they gossiped and laughed together.
You stood under the shade of a large tree, your lens sweeping across the view before you, snapping picture after picture of the people and sights around you.
And that’s when you saw him.
He was nervous that she was going to figure it out.
Every chance he got he was working on proposing. He knew ot had to be unique
for her. His beautiful girlfriend, Who had just given birth to his adorable
son. Between filming and editing videos and helping her with his son he knew it
was going to be hard to do it. He wpuld make her take a nap so he could work on
it. While he was taking care of the baby. He was making a video of every place
that the two of you had ever been. It could have been of anything from the two
of you just walking down the streets of your hometow to dancing in the streets
of Italy. He knew you would love the video. He just had to get the ending
right. “Daisy, you know that I love you so much. I have been so grateful that
you came into my life when you did. You have given me the most precious gift
that I could have ever asked for. Now all I need in my life is for you to
become my wife. So, Daisy will you do me the honor of becoming my beautiful
wife.” He filmed himself before editing it into the video.
“Babe, can you come here.” he asked her. Sitting her down in
his gaming chair with the baby in her arms. “I want you to tell me what you
think of this video.”
The first part of the video was pictures of the two of them
when they were younger. Then moving on to the videos he had taken of her while
they were on holiday. He had made sure to incorporate her favorite video of
them. It was from the first holiday that they ever went on together. She was
laying on his chest inbetween his legs while they were on the beach in the
Caribbean. The white sand beneath them. He held the camera out in front of the
two of them causing her to smile. The end of the video surprised her. When she
turned to look at her boyfriend,
She saw him next to
her on one knee. Ring in hand. “So what do you say. Will you marry me?” He
Haha. I’m so bored so I’ve decided to give out some tips on how I edit my photos. And I know, I’m not pretty. You can call me Kapit sa Edit whatever chuchu haha i don’t really care? Haha I just really wanna share how I do it cus everytime I post, I always get the same question haha
Here are some of the edits I’ve done,
I only use phone apps in editing my photos. I use Snapseed and Vsco for enhancement and PicsArt if I’m in the mood to layout. Hahaha!
In Snapseed, the most used section is Tune Image. There, I could adjust the brightness, saturation etc etc. I always adjust its brightness and ambiance and saturation. I like making my photos bright because in vsco, filters are best when your photos have bright colors (usually tho and that’s what I noticed). That’s the only thing I do in snapseed. It’s really just for enhancement.
After that, I go to Vsco. I just pick filters. That’s it. I also adjust skin tone, tint and sometimes grain. Grain is advisable if you prefer a vintage something whatever style for your photos. I really don’t know how to explain further because filters really depend on your photos. It could look good on this picture, but that doesn’t mean it would also look good on the other. That’s why I use snapseed. I try to match all the colors so that I could use one filter for all. It’s really hard. (my insta feed is actually a mess right now LOL) anyway, that’s all.
Yeah, I love editing. Once I get a camera, aha i’m gonna really take photos of my friends haha hay hey hey i also take photos. Like most of my cousin’s dps were taken by me hehehehehehe ano pinaglalaban ko waley so yeah