HAPPENINGText: Yasuharu Motomiya

United Bows presented enigmatic ambient work, which changes the pattern image on the screen to the shape of people’s shadow projected on another place.

The organizer and producer of this “Motion Award”, Furi Furi Company also showed their own work, an animation short film with Ninja motif “SHINOBI BLACK&WHITE”. Staring intently at the smooth scene change and its good tempo, I totally forgot that it was produced with Flash.

Grand prize winning work from public entries, “Pictaps” by Masayuki Kido was a great work showing all the possibilities of Flash and also the sense of humor.

Speaking of humor, it was impressive that a character appearing on “Homage to the Grip” by Tom Haenni was making a translation. He said he made the work inspired by his travel experience in Japan.

In addition to the attractive faces of invited artists, “Motion Award” also holds strong judges. As one of the judges Koji Uchiyama said, there were many works forming a message of “how to unexpectedly use the function of Flash”, which all inspire people who actually use the Flash. Some of the great works even had an aura as one art piece, without showing existence of Flash at all. The competition was targeted high school students and above, and actually the winners included a high school student too. I felt the possibility of Flash growth, and continuously having such award will surely inspire the motivation of unknown Flash users.

Adobe Presents MOTION AWARD
Date: December 15th – 18th, 2006
Place: Place: Laforet Museum
Address: 6F Laforet, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 3475 0411
Sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Organized by Furi Furi Company

Text: Yasuharu Motomiya
Translation: Yurie Hatano
Photos: Yasuharu Motomiya

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