Tomoya Kimpara

Tomoya is an award winning director with top prizes at Siggraph 2010, VFX-Japan 2016-2017, his work is also regularly featured on Vimeo Staff Picks. He is multi-talented in character design/animation, simulations, and photo-real cg design. All of this comes together in his ability to create short form CG works such as Autodesk’s, Max-Man & Maya Man and the short entitled, Motion. Tomoya is blood type O!

Credits

Director:Tomoya Kimpara
Charactor Design:Tomoya Kimpara
CG Designer:Tomoya KImpara
Producer:Yasuaki Mastui
Assitant Producer:Seiichi Saito


Production:Light Publicity

EBARANARABA Manipulating Trend

EBARA CORPORATION|2019
WOW was responsible for the direction, production, and character design of the Ebara Corporation’s commercial “EBARANARABA Manipulating Trends”. Using the base concept of a company supporting the world’s infrastructure as one that supports the world from the shadows, a “ninja” motif was used as someone who supports the world from Japan, and “EBARANARABA” was given a mechanical design.

There are details added in the form of decals representing concepts taken from ninjas and the Ebara Corporation in the laboratory at the beginning and on EBARANARABA’s body.

Credits

Director:Tomoya Kimpara
Charactor Design:Tomoya Kimpara
CG Designer:Tomoya KImpara
Producer:Yasuaki Mastui
Assitant Producer:Seiichi Saito


Production:Light Publicity

Credits

Project Produce : Tokyu Agency Inc.
Producer:Tsuneyoshi Uchiumi
Director:Takayuki Irie

Space Creation : TAKT PROJECT Inc.
Creative Director : Satoshi Yoshiizumi
Designer : Satoshi Yoshiizumi / Takeshi Miyazaki / Atsushi Honda / Yukimi Kushige

Visual Creation : WOW
Art Director : Takuma Nakazi
Conceptor / Creative Director : Yuki Tazaki
Designer : Kazunori Kojima / Tomoya Kimpara / Shota Oga / Hiroshi Takagishi
Technical Director : Shunsaku Ishinabe
Producer : Shinichi Saeki

Sound Creation : See by Your Ears
Sound Artist : evala
Project Management : Arina Tsukada

SHIBUYA STREAM

TOKYU CORPORATION|2018
Shibuya Stream is a large scale composite facility, created from redeveloping the old Tokyu Toyoko Line Shibuya Station platform, track, and surrounding area. The project began with the concept of creating a new “stream” for the next generation, a “Mecca for creative workers”; a place where new things created through the experiences, interactions, and challenges taken, would be sent out into the world.

The project aims to generate new culture in Shibuya and to bring new life to the Southern Area of Shibuya Station. It is targeted at creative people and is intended as a place that provides them with daily inspiration.


Aims
Great care was taken to avoid restricting creativity and talent when designing Shibuya Stream, which would become an iconic facility in the Shibuya Station Southern Area. Regeneration of the Shibuya River Area was already being carried out by the public and private sectors. On the pedestrian deck, we aimed to draw out the innate creativity of people going about their daily lives and people just passing through by creating a natural setting with a “gentle barrier” of sound that would alleviate outside noise.

The concept was called “INNER STREAM” and we created three settings.

1. Invisible Stream - Huge wall projection located in Shibuya Stream’s second floor entrance
Creative workers’ entire thinking process, from conceptualization to completion, is visualized in the form of an “invisible stream”. Using “stream” as a motive, water, rivers, fog, and light are projected along with various study processes from “Finished Work”, computer graphics and programming. The aim is to connect with the onlooker’s power of imagination and enable each individual to have a different visual experience.


2. Fall Stream - Video system embedded into the staircase connected to Meiji Street
Varied projections that surge up into the staircase from a vortex of sound. By using motives of natural phenomena, such as water and waterfalls, it should be space where people wanting to connect with the harmony of Shibuya River can feel at ease.


3. Barrier Stream - Sonic architecture throughout the second floor walkway
Created in collaboration with the musician and sonic artist, Evala. The concept was of a wind blowing across the open space of Shibuya Stream. Furthermore, the sound cancels out the noise from trains and cars which could otherwise be heard in the building. Mixing field recordings from Shibuya River with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees and waves crashing, a highly original melody is created, where the same sound will not be heard twice. By using speakers to block out the noise of the city, an environment which fosters creativity is realized.

Case Study, Background of the Project▶CASE STUDY

SHIBUYA STREAM
Address:3-21-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access:Tokyu Toyoko Line, Denentoshi Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line “Shibuya Station” 16b exit direct connection

Credits

Project Produce : Tokyu Agency Inc.
Producer:Tsuneyoshi Uchiumi
Director:Takayuki Irie

Space Creation : TAKT PROJECT Inc.
Creative Director : Satoshi Yoshiizumi
Designer : Satoshi Yoshiizumi / Takeshi Miyazaki / Atsushi Honda / Yukimi Kushige

Visual Creation : WOW
Art Director : Takuma Nakazi
Conceptor / Creative Director : Yuki Tazaki
Designer : Kazunori Kojima / Tomoya Kimpara / Shota Oga / Hiroshi Takagishi
Technical Director : Shunsaku Ishinabe
Producer : Shinichi Saeki

Sound Creation : See by Your Ears
Sound Artist : evala
Project Management : Arina Tsukada

Credits

WOW
Director / Designer:Tomoya Kimpara
Producer:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki

Music:Tokuro Oka, Kosuke Anamizu

©2016 WOW inc.

Max Man & Maya Man

Autodesk|2016
WOW has produced a 4K robot movie that personifies 3D animation software, “Max Man & Maya Man.” The special movie in conjunction with the announcement of the release of new versions of 3D animation software packages “Autodesk 3ds Max®” and “Autodesk Maya®.” WOW created a scene depicting Max Man and Maya Man, robotic personifications of the individual features of the Autodesk 3ds Max® and Autodesk Maya® software programs, working together to fight enemies. WOW was in charge of planning, character design, and movie creation.

Autodesk’s special site, the 3D model data for the two characters in the film, “Max Man” and “Maya Man” are made available free of charge for use within the software applications. Also, by providing free trial versions of the software packages and an environment that makes it easily accessible, they hope to spark an interest in VFX among new users and the younger generation. They plan to release 3D print data for Max Man and Maya Man, so it will be easy to make 3D prints of the characters.

Autodesk Special Website: AREA JAPAN
YouTube (4K movie)

Credits

WOW
Director / Designer:Tomoya Kimpara
Producer:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki

Music:Tokuro Oka, Kosuke Anamizu

©2016 WOW inc.

Credits

WOW
Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director:Shigetaka Makabe
Designer:Tomoya Kimpara, Daisuke Moriwaki, Kouhei Nakama
Music Composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

4K Movie

Panasonic|2015
The “DIGITAL FUN STUDIO” in the Panasonic Center Osaka, located within Grand Front Osaka, is now open after renovation. WOW has been in charge of the planning, direction, and production of the content streaming on their 98-inch vertical 4K display.

In order to make full use of the high definition image quality achievable only with 4K, we used the concept of a “BOX” as a base to present various different scenes in an omnibus style, as if a real box was placed there. We made use of 100% computer graphics to experiment with a presentation that brings out the reproducibility of a 4K display to its maximum.

Credits

WOW
Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director:Shigetaka Makabe
Designer:Tomoya Kimpara, Daisuke Moriwaki, Kouhei Nakama
Music Composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

Credits

Creative Director:Takuma Nakazi
Art Director:Kohei Nakama
Designers:Shingo Abe, Naoki Takano, Tomoya Kimpara, Hajime Nagatsuka
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki

MOTION

Short Film|2014
Anima is not only the stem for animation, but also for animism.

Animism is an ancient form of thought found universally in tribes around the world. Both in the Eastern and Western world, ancient rites have been performed in places filled with trees, water, fire, and light, and dancing was a form of communication with gods and spirits.

MOTION expresses the sophisticated moves and dynamism of a dancer through abstract phenomena based on modernized ceremonial demonstrations blending traditional embodiments and natural elements.

*Animism is the belief that souls, spirits, and spiritual beings—aside from physical elements—dwell in everything, like the mountains, wind, sea, and rivers.

Credits

Creative Director:Takuma Nakazi
Art Director:Kohei Nakama
Designers:Shingo Abe, Naoki Takano, Tomoya Kimpara, Hajime Nagatsuka
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki