Archives for the month of: May, 2011

Apart from Pixilate to Heal animation, ANIMATSUDA is also joining another charity event this June. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MihoLomon
That is the SUMO RUN!

I have got a fundraising page and now a piece of animation!
Miho Lomon’s fundraising page is HERE! 
ANIMATSUDA’s SUMO dance animation is here.

More animation is coming soon!

I am happy to raise money for Gemin-i to help educating children about HIV and AIDS awareness in schools across over 100 countries around the globe!

100% of your donations will go to Gemin-i.
I really appreciate your donations for my charity run!

CONNECT: Gemin-i aims to connect 1000 schools in the developing and developed world to discuss the issues associated with HIV and AIDS.

LEARN: At least 60000 children will share ideas online and learn about the tangible ways through which they can combat HIV and AIDS.

CHANGE: Schools will then be provided with tailored resourses and tools to help them to join campaigns, take action and address governments on their commitment to deliver effective strategies to tackle HIV and AIDS.

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ANIMATSUDA will be recording Joji Hirota‘s taiko drum sounds on next Tuesday!
We are glad that Joji has agreed to do the taiko sounds for Pixilate to Heal Animation.
Thank you Joji Hirota for your support!

ANIMATSUDA has done the first recording of cheering voice.
Our special voice actor is an energetic 4 years old Japanese boy!
Thank you for your great voice and great energy!

Ganbare Ganbare Nippoooooooooonnn!!!!

ANIMATSUDA has visited Animator vs Earthquake at Cafeand, Shoreditch, London on 21st May 2011. Animator vs Earthquake had been raising money for Japan by auctioning some of the best animation drawings and illustrations.

Most people who joined Pixilate to Heal animation there were animators! Great to see passionate, enthusiastic and fun animators with a big heart!

They have raised nearly £7000 for Artists Help Japan!

Thank you very much for everyone participated in Pixilate to Heal animation project. Great animation performance!
Thank you very much for Paul NicholsonSylvain MARC and Mayang for organising this exhibition and letting us animate in your closing night party!

The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Animator vs Earthquake 21st May 2011“.

ANIMATSUDA’s next destination is Animators vs Earthquakes exhibition closing night party on Sat 21st May 7pm-9pm. ( Cafeand, 77 Redchurch St. E2 7DJ)

Paul Nicholson and  have been exhibiting and selling work from some of finest animators and studios, including Disney, Uli Meyer, Simon Tofield, Cartoon Network and more! They have been raising money for Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund.

ANIMATSUDA will be there to animate your cheerful support!

ANIMATSUDA recorded the sound of taiko drum to put it together with our Pixilate to Heal ouendan animation on the Royal Wedding Day, 29th April 2011.

Taiko Drummer Takashige Suzuki has performed several great beats and now we will edit those sounds with the ouendan sequence!

Thank you very much Takashige Suzuki, Nami Suzuki and Jake for your great performance and support!

Pixilate to Heal continues to film ouendan animation sequences at Tulip London Japan Tsunami Appeal, Ealing London on 7th May 2011.

They had great Japanese food sales, bazaar, raffle, yoyo fishing, candy floss and more in the afternoon event. They also had a charity screening of “Astro Boy” and fun fun gig by Mr. Domon and Mr. Saruyama’s enka unit called Appare! Their performance was great and we also stayed and enjoyed watching the film.

ANIMATSUDA again struggled to find the proper spaces for filming as we really would like to have a background where you can see the atmosphere of the charity event, but these spaces are usually very crowded and we would be in a way of everyone. We started filming in the corridor, but moved to the garden in the end. Luckily we found lots of fun fun kids happily participated in our ouendan animation there!

Tulip London Japan Tsunami Appeal has raised more than £5000 and still continues to raise money from more ruffles, cake and Japanese food sales!

Thank you very much all of you for your support and great ouendan performances!

The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Tulip London Japan Tsunami Appeal 7th May 2011“.

Pixilate to Heal’s 6th animation shooting destination was Kizuna Japan at St Mary’s church, Acton London on 30th April 2011.

The event was divided into 2 parts. Daytime event included Japanese martial arts demonstrations, origami and taiko drum workshop, face painting, calligraphy and Japanese food sales. Evening event was Japanese music and dance performances. We loved great taiko drum performances! Watch it on YouTube! Here!

ANIMATSUDA did the filming during the daytime event at outside the church. During our lunch time, the tripod seemed to have moved slightly and couldn’t get this back into the original position, so we had 2 different backgrounds outside the church on this day.

We had Japanese happi to wear for the participants and had another great filming day! Thank you very much all of you for your support!
Thank you very much Chikako Sasaki and Tony- san for helping us animate!!

The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Kizuna Japan 30th April 2011“.

They have raised £4600 for British Red Cross: Japan Tsunami Relief.

ANIMATSUDA and Pray4Japan has joined a charity event at Maeda Gakuen on 10th April 2011.  They had sushi, karaage, meatballs, bento boxes, edamame and more tasty Japanese foods!

We had a lovely weather! Lovely blue sky and huge playgrounds as a background! This time we remembered to put the marking on the ground too.
Thank you for friends, families, kids to participate in Pixilate to Heal animation!
We are amazed by your great performances!

The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Maeda Gakuen 10th April 2011“.

Thank you very much Yuhei Kaneda, Yuki Jenni Fujita and  Ging-san for being great creative companies. Thank you very much for Michael Lomon for helping us animate!

ANIMATSUDA has visited Hampstead Community Centre on 9th April 2011 for charity food sales. They had tasty sushi, Japanese bento boxes, cakes and Calligraphy corner!

This time ANIMATSUDA has filming buddies with us, Pray4Japan. This Pray4Japan Photo Documentary Project 2011 is organised by Berlin based photographer Yuhei Kaneda and Yuki Jenni Fujita. They photograph people in their original Pray4Japan T-shirts and collect massages to Japan from them. The exhibition in Berlin was held on 6th May 2011 to display these portraits and messages to raise money for Japan.
We had a great companies to join this charity event at Hampstead Community Centre.

At the beginning, ANIMATSUDA has struggle to find a space in the market, but found a nice spot in the end! Only regretful thing is to have forgotten the markings on the floor to show participants where to stand. Hmm, that was a silly mistake!

But we had another great filming day! When we left the event at 14:30, they already have raised more than £6000 for charity!
Great support!

Thank you so much for participating in Pixilate to Heal project and thank you so much Pray4Japan for letting me use your fantastic T-shirts!
The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Hampstead Community Centre 9th April 2011”.