“Night Stroll” by Tao Tajima

Japanese filmmaker Tao Tajima filmed the footage for Night Stroll around his Tokyo home. Then, with the aid of motion tracking, he added motion graphics and particle reflections to complete the piece. It’s always a treat to see someone use digital tools with restraint and thoughtfulness. The live-action backgrounds are somewhat superfluous; Tajima’s sense of mo-graph design is so strong that I’d venture the piece would be just as effective against a stark black background. Either way, it’s solid work.

(Thanks, Matt Jones)


  • steepertree

    Very nice.

  • Bob

    I disagree – I think that the live-action backgrounds add to the work beautifully. Great job!

  • Alan

    brilliant, superb fx and first class compositing

  • Ant G

    the song definitely ruins it

  • Jon

    Very interesting. Reminded me of Mike Jittlov’s work.