DSLR gains popularity as a camera for professional video production thanks to the video director of AKB48’s music videos

  February 15, 2013

As a fan of AKB48, the name of Takahashi Eiki is already familiar to you. He is a video director at Toppan Printing Co. and have directed a number of AKB48 music videos* as well as two of AKB48’s documentary films, “Show Must Go On” and “No Flower without Rain”.

He is the first video director who employed DSLR, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, for the music video production of major artists, namely Junen Zakura” (10-year cherry blossom) in 2008.

This write-up by a staff writer at Asahi Shinbun gives you a brief glimpse of how DSLR has gained popularity not just among amateur video producers like Youtubes but among professional creators whose clients are large corporations and major artists.

*『軽蔑していた愛情』『夕陽を見ているか?』『桜の花びらたち2008』『大声ダイヤモンド』『10年桜』『涙サプライズ!』『言い訳Maybe』『RIVER』『ポニーテールとシュシュ』『君の背中』 『上からマリコ』『夢の河』『ギンガムチェック 〜高橋栄樹監督ver.〜』 plus many other coupling songs.