Uchujin 2014 review

2014.12.17

Crikey, are we here already? another year gone by?
It’s been a busy and fulfilling one, work wise one of my best ever.
Deep heartfelt thanks to all the new friends and colleagues I made and thanks to the Friday night crowd (you know who you are) for keeping me relatively sane in the face of all the facepalming maddness.
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Australia 2014 – I want to live in a land down under

2014.11.15
Sydney Opera House ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey_2014_11_04

Sydney Opera House (This one for Jon Ellis) ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey 2014

My major take away from my recent trip “down under” was that I’ve gotten so used to the place I live despite my daily contempt for it that it’s hard to see just how much better things could be.
“The grass is always greener!” I hear you cry, but in the case of Sydney it seems to be true. The grass IS greener, the skies ARE bluer.
Australia is not without it’s problems (is anywhere?) but the quality of life in the spacious garden city that is Sydney makes Tokyo feel even more like a prison colony for the criminally perverted and moronically insane than it did before.
I could wax lyrical about all the reasons why – the friendliness, the food, the space (omg the space!), people actually looking where the fuck they are going etc etc, but what would be the point?
Now if the bastards would only give me a visa…………

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Australia 2014 – Street Art in Sydney and Melbourne

2014.11.13

"Humans are a bitter volatile waste of time and space" - Melbourne Nov 2014 ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey_2014_11_02

My love of street art is no big secret, so obviously while in Australia I took some photos of the great stuff there.
Here is a small selection for your delectation.

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Uchujin web address on a rainy window – Fun with After Effects

2014.10.23

So just a quick little thing I made over the past day playing around watching tutorials on After Effects. Seemed appropriate given Tokyo’s turn to winter in the last day or two.

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2014 Show Reel

2014.10.11

2014 SHOW REEL

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Paragliding with Keiko Hiraki – Womens World Champion Paraglider

2014.09.19

Earlier this week I went to Asagiri Kogen in Shizuoaka to go paragliding with my wife.
I was lucky enough to do a tandem flight with Keiko Hiraki the womens 2013 world champion paraglider.

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(Don’t call it a… ) Drone adventures Pt.2

2014.09.12

Pt.2 of my continuing adventures with aerial filming in which we discover that things are a LOT more complicated than they seem………
The video above is an example of what I have managed to achieve after weeks of tinkering and makes liberal use of warp stabiliser to smooth out continuing problems, read on to hear all about them…….

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(Don’t call it a… ) Drone adventures Pt.1

2014.07.29

selfie from wltoys v303 with GoPro3

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so using all my free time getting up to speed on drones, or as they should probably be called to avoid all the spy in the sky, US killing innocent civilians connotations – quadcopters.
The media buzz of the moment for good and bad reasons, it’s been a steep learning curve, hugely fun and frustrating by turns, so I thought I’d write a blog post about my journey to now.

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Cross My Heart Hope To Die – Vita E Morte Exhibition at Subliminal Projects LA

2014.07.28

My good friend Sean Bonner and his Band/Art Collective “Cross My Heart Hope To Die” (Dj Muggs, Andrew Kline and Brevi completing the bands line up) had their gallery opening and first ever live performance in Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery last night.
If twitter is anything to go by it was a HUGE success, making me even more annoyed I couldn’t be there especially as I was listed on the wall as a “collaborater” – probably the nicest thing anyone’s called me in a while, and let’s face it probably the only time in my life I will appear above Will Wheaton in print :)
I’m listed as such because I made a music video for them a while back which they played at the show so I’m super proud of that.
Some photos from Dan Rawe on flickr of the exhibition and the show.
And more on the twitter #cmhhtd tag HERE
The exhibition runs until August 23rd, 2014 so if you are in LA I strongly suggest going!

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“Deciphering Japan” – Ian Thomas Ash & Adrian Storey at Tokyo University Of the Arts – Jun10th 2014

2014.06.05

Shinjuku ©Uchujin-Adrian Storey. All Rights reserved.
On June 10th Ian Thomas Ash and I will be guest lecturers at “Deciphering Japan” at Tokyo University of the Arts.
We will be discussing our work and the challenges of being independent foreign film makers in Japan.
More information here:- http://mce.geidai.ac.jp/topics/deciphering_japan