渡辺隆彦 / Filmmaker, born in 1985.
Began his career as an assistant for fashion illustrator Ed, after graduating Musashino Art University in 2007.
In 2012, he became an independent video director and mainly engages in motion graphics and documentary productions.
Since 2019, he has belonged to November, Inc.


Films


II - Short Film (2017)

"Is it possible for ephemera to know the concept of day before ascension?"

Coastal cliff in the morning.
There lies a girl with dirt of some kind on her cheek.
When she wakens, she starts wandering around to search the world.

At the end of the day, she realizes the meaning of the dirt on her cheek.

Starring : Hazuki
Director : Takahiko Watanabe
Assistant Director : Soh Ideuchi
Composer : Yoko Komatsu
Costume Designer : Misaki Kuroi
DP / Camera Operator : Shigeta Kobayashi
2nd Camera Operator : Tsukaya Suzuki
Hair & Makeup Artist : Asumi Washizuka
Production Assistant : Masataka Kougo


O: a film shot with water lens -les amants d'eau- - Short Film (2015)

This is a 5 minutes film shot entirely with a lens made of a water drop.
The camera depicts the memories of a water drop and a girl who have been together all the time.
The two start to overlap, and eventually the boundaries of human beings and water drops melt down,
leaving the audience in the warm silence of absolute nostalgia, where light is made of water.

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Cast: Sarah Yoshioka
Original work and script by: fukudapero

Director: Takahiko Watanabe
Composer and Sound Designer: the3rdmimi
Project by: dan tomimatsu

Costume Coordination: THE BRISK
Filming Location:
studio hatch, BLOCK HOUSE

Special Thanks:
Kimio Itozaki, Tara Rose Gladstone,
Naoko Kawano, Yu Kisami,
Yukihiro Nishitsuka, Kunimasa Satoh, Soh Ideuchi

Awards:
Manchester Film Festival 2016 - Best Experimental Film
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 2015 - Best Experimental Film

Articles:
INDEPENDENT - How to shoot a film, or just better video, on iPhone
GIZMODO - A Short Film Shot Through a Water Droplet is Hauntingly Beautiful
Fstoppers - Simple Beauty Trumps All in New iPhone-Shot Short That Reminds Us 4K Isn't Everything
Spoon&Tamago - A Surrealist Film Shot Entirely With A Droplet of Water on an iPhone
Laughing Squid - ‘O’, A Short Film Shot With a Water Lens Created Using Surface Tension