What if life were all but a dream, a digital blip within a billion flickering chips and capacitors?

Earlier today, DJ and music producer Porter Robinson started streaming his music video for the song Shelter. The short was produced by A-1 Pictures, in association with the studio and Crunchyroll.

Toshifumi Akai directed the project, with Megumi Kouno serving as character designer. Robinson executive produced the film and wrote the script.

shelter-mv-001-20161018Additional staff includes:

  • Senior Producer: Vincent Shortino, Tomonori Ochikoshi
  • Producer: Takuma Sugi, Masanori Miyake, Akira Shimizu, Takamitsu Inoue
  • Production Manager: Kenta Ueuchi, Eri Nakayama
  • Art Director: Yusuke Takeda
  • Animation Producer: Yūichi Fukushima
  • Motion Picture Examiner: Tomoko Miyata
  • Motion Pictures: Tomoko Miyata, Mizuki Matsuda, Satomi Tabuchi, Mika Sugiyama, Seira Yamagishi, Kanna Hirayama
  • Color Design: Kazuko Nakashima
  • Color Setting: Yuko Watanabe, Mai Yamaguchi
  • Paint: Asuka Yokota, Mayu Morita, Ayaka Nagai, Kyoko Hara, Ayaka Murakami, Akane Edagawa, Ayaka Suzuki, Mana Hokuto
  • 2D Design: CAPSULE, Yohei Miyahara, Kaori Seki
  • Special Effects: Aya Kubota
  • Art Board: Harumi Okamoto
  • Background: Bamboo, Takamasa Masuki, Tsukasa Kakizakai, Izumi Hirabayashi, Surok Chong, Ryusei Nishino, Takumi Sasaki, Aya Sato, Michiko Nakamura
  • CGI Animation: Yusuke Noma, Yō Fukuda, Shigeru Horiguchi
  • Director of Photography: Yūya Sakuma
  • Finishing: Takeru Ogihara, Ayaka Shimizu, Satsuki Takahashi, Taichi Nishikawa, Sachiko Ito
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima
  • Sound Recording Director: Akiko Fujita
  • Sound Effects: Takahisa Ishino
  • Sound Mixer: Naotsugu Uchida
  • Sound Editor: Chiharu Kawasaki
  • Sound Production Manager: Yūsuke Watanabe
  • Sound Production Recording Studio: HALF H.P. STUDIO

shelter-mv-002-20161018Robinson and songwriter Madeon released Shelter in August. The video’s description describes the feature as:

Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.
Robinson stated that Japanese pop culture and anime have influenced his music. He describes his video as a “concrete distillation of being immersed into fantasy and it’s connection to reality.”

Source: YouTube (Porter Robinson)