Shinkendo // Japanese Swordsmanship


One of our classic commercial films when we first started, this project came about from director Michael Shu’s passion in studying the art of Japanese swordsmanship. His sword master of many years, Obata Toshishiro Sensei had developed the art based off of traditional schools of swordsmanship in Japan.


The project was produced when DSLRs were just starting to gain popularity within the event and production world. We experimented between traditional camcorders and DSLRs, along with sliders and steadicams to capture the dynamics of martial arts, and present it in a modern way.