Musica: Why is the Universe so Beautiful?

Musica: Why is the Universe so Beautiful?

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The sound of a forest, a flower, a sunset, the vast stadium of stars…

A girl is mesmerized by the beauty of Nature and asks, “Why do I sense beauty?”

A quiet pianist who calls himself “Musica” shows her the common elements hiding in both music and Nature. And so begins the endless conversation she has with Musica… and the Universe.

Director, Hiromitsu Kohsaka will describe his production process on Musica, from concept to compositing CG and live-action elements.

He will also present a short trailer from his most recent work 'HAYABUSA2 RETURN TO THE UNIVERSE'

The Artist

Hiromitsu Kohsaka

Born in 1960, Hiromitsu Kohsaka is a recognized Japanese filmmaker/CG creator with over 30 years of career.

As a movie director, Kohsaka takes the lead in producing, scenario-writing, storyboarding and creating computer graphics in his works.

One of his full CG documentary films called “HAYABUSA: BACK TO THE EARTH(2009)”, which describes a great journey of the spacecraft HAYABUSA, became a major hit, screened over 60 planetariums/dome theaters across Japan. This film has been translated into English, and won numbers of awards, such as the "Top Audience Choice Award" at the first Imiloa Fulldome Festival in 2010, and the “Prize of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology” in Japan for a scientific film at the 52nd Science and Technology Film Festival in 2011.

His recent fulldome works include “Eternal Return(2012)”, “MUSICA: Why is the Universe Beautiful?(2013)”, and “Galaxy Express 999(2014)”.

Kohsaka is currently engaged in a production of“HAYABUSA2: RETURN TO THE UNIVERSE”, the sequel of “HAYABUSA: BACK TO THE EARTH”.

Beside being a filmmaker, he is also known as an award-winning amateur astrophotographer.

The Producers

Metaspace

We design, produce and distribute shows for planetariums and full dome digital theaters.

We also develop interactive systems, applications and software and produce CG sequences for TV commercials and video games.

Event Hours(1)

  • Friday

    07:45 pm - 08:30 pm

    Film & Talk
    The Dome

Fulldome UK 2014

Fulldome UK returns to the National Space Centre, Leicester on the 7-8 November 2014 for two days of inspirational immersive screenings in the UK's largest digital dome. The internationally renowned festival will feature the very best 360 films, live VJ performances and radical debates on the future of immersive experiences.

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