Kouhei Nakama

Kouhei joined WOW in 2009 and has since gone on to create a global reputation as one of Japan’s top new visual directors. Having gained notoriety for his short films “Diffusion”, and “Cycle”, Kouhei is known for his abstract style taking inspiration from the human form and condition to tell his stories. He has worked with many top brands in Tokyo and internationally, as well as won several design awards. Kouhei is regularly featured on popular design blogs such as Vimeo Staff Picks, Colossal, Creators Project, and Motionographer.

Credits

Director/Designer:Kouhei Nakama
Art Director:Tyler Bowers
Designer:Kazunori Kojima, Tomoya Kimpara, Hiroshi Takagishi
Manager:Michiru Sasaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

Sports Program Opening Movie

NHK|2016
We planned, produced and made the opening movie for an NHK sports program. The movie’s theme was “RUN”. The foundation for lots of sports and competitions is “running”. We used this to produce a charismatic and colorful movie which expresses the athletes’ nervousness, happiness and overwhelming joy.

We shot approximately 20 different sports in motion capture style in order to express the sports in their true light. The opening movie beautifully brought together the individual powers and charms of all the different sports.

Movie

Credits

Director/Designer:Kouhei Nakama
Art Director:Tyler Bowers
Designer:Kazunori Kojima, Tomoya Kimpara, Hiroshi Takagishi
Manager:Michiru Sasaki
Producer:Go Hagiwara

Credits

Director / CG designer:Kouhei Nakama
Producer:Yasuaki Matsui
Assistant Producer:Kanako Kaeriyama

Music:banvox

Agency:Dentsu

Lipovitan D Music Video

Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.|2017
The Lipovitan D music video, first attempt by Taisho Pharmaceutical, was produced and performed by Kouhei Nakama. Collaborating with world famous artist banvox, this cool and artsy music video tries to create a completely new image for Lipovitan D. Not a person, but a product, Lipovitan D, is the main character. It changes shape, divides, and lights up, all to the rhythm of the background music, to create a “too cool” video in full CG.

Credits

Director / CG designer:Kouhei Nakama
Producer:Yasuaki Matsui
Assistant Producer:Kanako Kaeriyama

Music:banvox

Agency:Dentsu