After Effects, Photoshop

Inspired by the chaotic sounds of Japanese industrial-dance producer Goth Trad, Naginata is composited with 3D forms, 2D shapes and photographic textures. The piece is designed to evoke the moment a blade cuts through fabric and flesh, complete with a resonant flash from the implied weapon’s iron strike. A naginata is a feudal Japanese sword-spear, used in a dance-like sweeping motion.