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Sen meets 007
To improve my modeling skills I decided to create Chihiro (Sen) from the movie "Spirited Away". I'm a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's movies and thought this would be a worthy challenge. It was. I'm happy with how the model and rigging came out. I will set up a page for her one of these days. In the meantime, I finished the model but didn't have a plan for what to do with her. One morning I woke with the idea of using the character in the famous opening to the James Bond movies, the gun barrel sequence. I don't know where this ridiculous notion came from but it seemed like a fun thing to try. The result is the short video above. I modeled the sequence on the openings for the first two Bond films, "Dr. No" (1962) and "From Russia With Love" (1963).
There is a lot of action going on in a short time as 00-Sen draws her gun. Have a look at it in slow motion.
The video player controls obstruct the poster image in the first video in some browsers. That's too bad. Here's the poster all by itself:
Until I get a page up devoted to Sen alone here is a picture of the finished product:
Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away (movie).
Eon Productions: Copyright owner of James Bond gun barrel sequence.
Maurice Binder: Original designer of the gun barrel sequence (visuals) featured in many James Bond films.
Monty Norman: James Bond Theme (music).