Archives for category: Pixilate to Heal Filming

ANIMATSUDA joined Japan Society’s Akari Lantern Project at Thames Festival on 10th and 11th September 2011. This event took place exactly 6 months after the March earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. We don’t see as much news on the web about the area affected as before, but people still have been putting a lot of effort into the recovery and reconstruction.

The Japan Society has come up with the project to carry hand made lanterns with all the good wishes to Japan at the Thames Festival Night Carnival. The parade was accompanied with Joji Hirota’s taiko drummers and many people joined to walk together in the night of London.

ANIMATSUDA filmed the daytime session with Japan Society where there were origami and calligraphy workshops, badge and lantern making stalls.

Thank you very much for all the people who participated in our ouendan animation! We hope that your smile and heart will reach the people who have been affected by the disaster.

Photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums.
Akari Lantern Project 10th September 2011
Akari Lantern Project 11th September 2011


ANIMATSUDA visited With Children For Children at Unicorn Theatre on 19th June 2011. This event was organised to raise money for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Their programme included kamishibai, taiko drum, live music and noh performances. The workshops included origami, calligraphy, sushi making, kimono dressing up and samurai martial art.

Thank you very much for the organisers to allow us to join their event in the last minute! Thank you very much for all of you who has participated in our ouendan animation!!

The photographs are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “With Children for Children 19th June 2011“.

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“.

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”.

After our Mitsukoshi charity session, ANIMATSUDA have moved to ROXY bar, Borough High Street, London.

Zipangu Fest has joined the Play for Japan movement to help out Japan’s disaster victims. Zipangu has done a special screening of CALF animation programme.
CALF’s amazing animations inspired us greatly!

Zipangu has kindly let us animate their audience and even more kindly the audience spared some time to join our ouendan animation. This is the first group animation shot for Pixilate to Heal project!

Thank you very much for your support!!!
Thank you very much for Fei Phoon for helping us with your great photographic skills!

Our shooting at Mitsukoshi, London on 3rd April 2011, was organised by Japan Promotions.

Sunday afternoon in central London. There were many people in Mitsukoshi store.  We had a few people coming to participate in our ouendan project from web advertisements.

Thank you all our friends to come and join the animation too! It was great to see you and thank you all the participants for your great support and performance!!
We have raised £56.56 for Japanese Red Cross!

The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Album “Mitsukoshi 3rd April 2011”.

Japan Promotions has raised $63.00 (USD), €60.72, ¥3280, and £903.48 in total at Mitsukoshi.

Thank you very much Michael Lomon for helping filming animation!

Our first ouendan animation shooting was at Montpelier Primary School, Ealing London on 24th March 2011.
The charity event they have organised had homemade cakes, sushi, Japanese bento boxes, raffles, origami and taiko workshops!
Although this event lasted only for 1.5 hours after school time, they have raised incredible £5045.33!!!
Great event and great support from local community and school!

Thank you so much for the people who participated to our ouendan animation! 🙂
The photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums “Montpelier 24th March 2011”.
Thank you very much Fei Phoon for helping filming animation!