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Everytime I need to sit down and get some work done, I head to The Terminal near my home in Kyoto, Japan. I've tried out a lot of different co-working spaces in Kyoto, but this one is by far my favorite. It's quiet, serene, and a good price at 円1295 per day (about $13). They also have an hourly fee, but I always use the daily fee.
Downstairs is a cafe that serves Matcha Tea and Coffee. Both are delicious! The coffee is a custom blend made just for this place and the Matcha Tea is hand prepared.
Now, let's talk about the building. This place is georgeous. It's definitely a place Steve Jobs would have approved for proper Apple product usage. It's totally Japanese style (和室) and it wouldn't be out of place to wear a kimono and a katana around here, but then I would just be a a try-hard foreigner (がんばりすぎる外人) now wouldn't I?
There are many co-working spaces in Kyoto, but I find that at The Terminal I am more comfortable, and therefore more productive, than at any of the others. I also like that I don't have to do a complicated signup process or pay a monthly fee. Also, they let me do pushups in the garden EDIT: Actually I'm not supposed to do pushups in the garden, ooops.
Considiring that I am possibly the worlds biggest E.T. fan, I feel inspiration every time I see a patch of mysterious plant life. While hiking in a forest near Kyoto I filmed a bunch of random ferny shots with my iPhone using an olloclip telephoto lens. I wanted to see if I could succesfully composite a cinema4d object into the scene in a few hours. The render/composite test was successful I think, but now, what I should I do with this incredible illusionary power?
P.S. I think this video should be in the "random shapes flying in a forest for no reason" category on vimeo
One day in Kyoto, on a mysterious mountain path, I met Buddha.
What better thing to do than digify him using Autodesk's www.123dapp.com
I then brought my little buddha into C4D and did a little test animation. Enjoy.