In-house AI Video Editing Cloud “Video BRAIN”
Release of a new commercial ad “Tsuru no Ongaeshi”
on-air nationwide from November 16th

Tokyo – November 27, 2020 – OPEN8 Inc.  who provides Video BRAIN, an in-house AI video editing cloud service, will start airing a new commercial “Tsuru no Ongaeshi (The Grateful Crane)” featuring Nao, an actress who has been active in many TV shows and movies, including NHK’s morning drama series “Hanbun, Aoi. (Half Blue Sky)”, from November 16, 2020. The new commercial will be aired on taxi signage nationwide.

Sales videos, video ads, recruitment videos, etc. “I need a video today!” When Nao is asked to make a video, she takes on the task with a smile on her face. Then she enters a conference room with a sign on the door “DO NOT ENTER”. When Nao comes out a few minutes later, all the videos are ready and the people who requested them are surprised.

What in the world was going on in that conference room?!

Same as our first commercial, Masahiro Kitao of NORTH AND SOUTH Inc. which handles a wide range of corporate advertising from branding venture companies to global campaigns for national clients, took part as the creative director to convey the features of this in-house AI video editing cloud service “Video BRAIN” in a simple but comical touch.


Outline of the taxi ad

Title: “Tsuru no Ongaeshi (The Grateful Crane)” / 30 seconds
Broadcast release: November 16, 2020
Broadcast location: TOKYO PRIME Nationwide
URL: https://youtu.be/ca382QdrB6g


The storyline

One day at the office.
Nao receives a series of urgent video production requests.


Nao receives all requests with a smile on her face


Nao says, “Please don’t open this door…,” and walks into the conference room.

A moment later, Nao comes out. Oh my gosh, all the videos are perfectly done!
The people who asked for it were amazed.


What in the world was going on in that conference room?!


Behind the Scenes
The filming took place at the Open8 head office in Tokyo. The office was furnished for the filming and looked so different that the employees were surprised when they saw the final commercial. The conference room used in the scene is usually used as the president’s office.


Nao’s Profile

Agent: Irving Co., Ltd.
Date of Birth: February 10, 1995
Birthplace: Fukuoka Japan
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Draw illustrations from movies and visit curry shops
Hobbies: sign language, horseback riding, Kitsuke (dressing kimono)





Profile of Masahiro Kitao


As a creative director at Dentsu Inc., he worked on advertising campaigns for more than 100 companies, from venture company’s branding to global campaigns for national clients. He produced more than 500 TV commercials. After working at Incubate Fund as CGO, he founded NORTH AND SOUTH Inc. in 2020.
Obtained MBA from Leeds University Business School, UK.






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Video BRAIN is a service that can create “unlimited video anytime, anywhere at ease”. This in-house AI automated video editing cloud service makes it easy for anyone to edit high-quality, narrative videos in minutes with the support of AI. The user interface is designed for inexperienced users, making it easier to create videos as if using PowerPoint. Many companies have adopted it regardless of the industry and have been highly evaluated for its ability to produce video in-house, which had previously been outsourced, and for its cost and time savings.

For further more information, please visit us https://video-b.com/


OPEN8 Inc. is a content technology company that develops our own AI technology centered on natural language processing and computer vision and possesses “OPEN8 CORE TECHNOLOGY” which consists of algorithm and software modules.

We support companies from various industries to deliver visualized information through the provision of APIs such as the automatic video generation function and “Video BRAIN”, an in-house AI automated video editing cloud service. We also combine our expertise in video content production and distribution knowledge cultivated in the video advertising and video media businesses. In 2019 we were awarded as one of the Red Herring Top 100 Asia Winner, an award given by Red Herring to innovative private technology ventures in Asia.

Based on our business concept of “becoming a growth driver of every company’s information distribution strategy with AI and SaaS,” the company offers the following three businesses

(1) SaaS Business
We provide “Video BRAIN”, an in-house AI automated video editing cloud service to businesses. Once you submit materials such as photos and text, the AI engine analyzes the data and creates a video with a storyline. Anyone can easily create rich video content within a few minutes. Many companies from small businesses to enterprises have adopted this service, regardless of business or objectives including PR, instruction manual, or recruiting contents.

(2) API Business
We provide the “OPEN8 CORE TECHNOLOGY” which consists of algorithm and software modules as an API. It can be used as a stand-alone solution or in combination with multiple technologies and can be used by corporate needs.

(3) MLaaS (Machine Learning as a Service) Business
We build our own unique model based on the company’s private data and develop original solutions in combination with our “OPEN8 CORE TECHNOLOGY”.

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