Completed video by Lana Lane Studios creatives Banzai Media recapping this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii mural festival that took place over the course of Chinese New Year and the weekend of Valentine’s Day in the city’s Kakaʻako neighborhood. It goes without saying that an air of ingenuity was present, as both local and international artists brought stark, plain walls and panels to life with bold renderings. Painting feverously under the beating sun, iconic graffiti artists paint alongside new wave acts who use formative lines and harsh shadows to create optical illusions. See it all firsthand in this video documenting it all from beginning to end.
Filmed and Directed by Michael Inouye
Edited by Michael Inouye and Sam Davenport
Hyperlapses by Selina Miles
Additional footage provided by Andrew Tran, Zane Meyer, Vincent Ricafort, Pablo Rivera, Selina Miles, Jess T. Johnston, and Kevin Sawicki