Proto Anime Cut – Berlin

21 January – 06 March 2011
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


Screening of a clip from Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009), Cut No. 467 – 575, Directors: Hideaki Anno (Chief), Masayuki and Kazuya Tsurumaki, Production: Studio Khara, 2009

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009), Cut 710, layout by Takashi Watabe. With kind permission by Studio Khara and Universum Film

Takashi Watabe
Layout for Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009), Cut 710
With kind permission of Studio Khara and Universum Film

Watabe designed the entire room first as a three-dimensional computer model to clearly define the camera perspective. He then printed out the wire frame in red and added further details and highlights in pencil. The drawing was then scanned again, the red lines replaced with black lines, and the layout as a whole processed as a digital image.

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009) Cut 710, still image With kind permission by Studio Khara and Universum Film

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
Cut 710, still image
With kind permission of Studio Khara and Universum Film

Koji Morimoto
Image board for Dimension Bomb (2009)
With kind permission of Studio 4°C

Image boards define the colour palette and the lighting mood of the film. The designs come from an early stage of development and are not found in the final product.

Koji Morimoto
Cut 45 from EXTRA (1996), music video for Ken Ishii
Keyframe animation
With kind permission of Studio 4°C and R&S Records

Displayed are all keyframes of cut 45 from EXTRA (1996). The portrait of the main character is broken into three layers of animation: hair, face and neck. Each drawing is used in the cut once or several times. Information about the timesheet is given.

Screening of Tokyo Scanner (2003), Director: Matsu Hiroaki, Supervisor: Mamoru Oshii, Executive Producer: Toshio Yabe, Mori Building

© all photographs by Aki Suzuki, 2011.

The exhibition was kindly supported by: