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Hina Fujimoto

MA work

The Last Portrait

Based on my own experience, working in a Japanese company that specialises in producing photographs of the deceased. Editing received photographs to meet the appropriate requirements. By using photoshop tools to make adjustments to the specified figure.

The essential focus in this film is about a peculiar contemporary Japanese funeral ritual. As in many countries, a person’s death isn’t always just the concern of the immediate family. Totally unrelated people such as, funeral directors and photoshop editors are involved. We are all aware that we will die one day, however we can’t actually experience what happens to us after we die...


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2017



  • My background was illustration. However one day, just out of curiosity, I’ve added a little movement to my illustrated character’s, which gave me a new sensation of ‘Movement’, and this triggered my current animation practice. Since then, I have produced a few animations using the cutout stop-motion technique.

    I have always been fascinated by the traditional non-digital, oldie and analogue style therefore; it is my passion to make the full use of the analogue element for my own practice. Subject wise, my subject can be quite flexible, however I’m always focused on people, cultures, as well as my own occurrence from my daily life,  and  I tend to capture those occurrences and interpret it with my visual languages. 

    As we all follow the same routine and habits, which we don't normally pay attention to, but there’s so much we can discover, learn and appreciate from those small habits and that is what I say to oneself. Therefore, it is my passion to express those notions with movements by adding a hint of characteristics and humour.

  • Degrees

  • BA Illustration and Visual Media, University of the Arts London, 2014