Shigetaka Makabe

Shigetaka has been with WOW for over a decade as a senior Director focusing on live action and concepting for many of Japan’s top brands. He wear’s many hats at WOW working as a designer, branding consultant, and live action director. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts, and has judged for the PFF awards in Japan.

Credits

Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director:Shigetaka Makabe
Designer:Kazunori Kojima, Tomoya Kimpara, Hiroshi Takagishi, Ryo Kitabatake, Yoshiro Koga
Director of Photography:Noriaki Imura
Lighting Director:Koji Yoshino
Music Composer:Hideaki Takahashi
Sound Effects:Yusuke Tamaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

TOYOTA FCV PLUS Show Movie

TOYOTA, CES|2016
In January 2016, at the 2016 International CES held in Las Vegas, exhibiting movies for the TOYOTA Concept cars "TOYOTA FCV PLUS"and "TOYOTA KIKAI" were shown. WOW was responsible for the planning, direction, and production of the two films.

From eco friendly car to "energy car."
"TOYOTA FCV PLUS"

Producing electricity from hydrogen, the ultimate eco friendly car that only emits water is the fuel cell vehicle (FCV).
The future concept model "TOYOTA FCV PLUS" has an organic structure internal frame, and it has been developed as a car that not only produces energy for driving, but it can also share energy with society. The core unit provides electricity even after its function as a car has stopped, and it plays a positive mission in contributing to society.
"With the success of evolving fuel cell vehicles, we wish to give future society a bright hope."
Using images without explanatory narration, the above thought and vision of TOYOTA was depicted.

Credits

Creative Director:Kosuke Oho
Director:Shigetaka Makabe
Designer:Kazunori Kojima, Tomoya Kimpara, Hiroshi Takagishi, Ryo Kitabatake, Yoshiro Koga
Director of Photography:Noriaki Imura
Lighting Director:Koji Yoshino
Music Composer:Hideaki Takahashi
Sound Effects:Yusuke Tamaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

Credits

Creative Directors:Kosuke Oho, Shigetaka Makabe
Visual Designers:Shota Oga, Kazunori Kojima
Shigeru Makino, Shingo Abe
Producer:Go Hagiwara

WORLD ORDER Live in Budokan

Performance Visuals|2013
WORLD ORDER is a performance unit that impresses audiences with their unique expression through the use of body movement and music. WOW created the visual images for their one night live show, 'GENKI KUDO Presents World Order in Budokan' performed in April 2013.

About the installation
The audience is seated around the central 'live' stage. It was the aim of Executive Director, Hitoshi Taguchi, leader of Grinder-man, to create a live performance 'that could be seen from 360 degrees'. LED panels on the floor of the stage are central to the live performance. There are also cylindrical LED panels above the stage. This collaborative work provides an opportunity for WORLD ORDER to showcase their unique modern style.

Credits

Creative Directors:Kosuke Oho, Shigetaka Makabe
Visual Designers:Shota Oga, Kazunori Kojima
Shigeru Makino, Shingo Abe
Producer:Go Hagiwara