Apr 09

Intro and Ending

Core Concept: Sensei and his students try to keep Japanese swordsmanship alive despite the media’s false representation.





The movie will open on a close up of a sword being unsheathed. It will transition from there between shots of students getting ready to train and quotes from one of the art’s founders, Nakamura Taizaburo Sensei. This will bleed over into footage of students training, and from there move on to an interview with Mike Esmailzadeh.




The movie will end with students doing cool down exercises and folding their hakimas. The final shot will be the sword from the beginning being slid into its sheathe.


Both of these will demonstrate the core concept of the art’s reality in comparison to sparse media clips that will be used to provide contrast.