Takuma Nakazi

Takuma has directed or had his hands involved in many of WOW’s most prolific projects for over a decade. Works of note include Tokyo Dense Fog, Wind-Form, Infinity and Tokyo Light Odyssey. His work is less about the medium and more about the various landscapes where each project is conceived. He describes his inspiration coming from the everyday and personal life experiences surrounding us all. Recently Takuma has been focusing his direction towards non-linear storytelling, art works and other installation projects. He is often featured on popular design blogs such as Vimeo Staff Picks and Motionographer.

Credits

Art Director / Designer:Nakazi Takuma, Moriwaki Daisuke, Kudo Kaoru
Designer:Miyajima Tsutomu, Kojima Kazunori, Makino Shigeru, Sasaki Takuma, Kitabatake Ryo, Takagishi Hiroshi, Tanaka Kenji, Horai Misaki
Music:Marihiko Hara

Tokyo Light Odyssey

360˚ Movie|2016
From the lights of skyscrapers and homes, to the neon street lights and headlamps of cars and trains in motion… fragments of the city float like stardust out of the darkness against the curtain of the night sky. This new vision of Tokyo is explored with omnidirectional motion graphics.

This work was born from "Beyond Motion Graphics" an internal company project at WOW aimed at exploring new possibilities for motion graphics. In using VR technology, consideration was given as to what kind of images to showcase and express as pieces of art.

About the Exhibition
This VR film installation exhibited at the Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition, ‘New Styles, New Artists: The Contemporary Trend of Artists,’ opened on October 15th to November 6, 2016. A dome-shaped screen with a diameter of six meters was built for this exhibition. We developed two versions of the work: one is an installation work that can be viewed by looking up at the film projected on the screen, and the other offers a full celestial sphere experience by wearing an HMD.


Award
The 2018 Webby Awards | Award Winner
Film & Video - 360-Video ▶For more detail

Vimeo
Staff Pick and Best of Month in April, 2018

Credits

Art Director / Designer:Nakazi Takuma, Moriwaki Daisuke, Kudo Kaoru
Designer:Miyajima Tsutomu, Kojima Kazunori, Makino Shigeru, Sasaki Takuma, Kitabatake Ryo, Takagishi Hiroshi, Tanaka Kenji, Horai Misaki
Music:Marihiko Hara

Credits

Director:Takuma Nakazi
Visual Art Directors:Daisuke Moriwaki, Tsutomu Miyajima,
Kazunori Kojima
Photographer:Masashi Nagao
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki (WOW)
Production Manegers:Tomomi Nakamura, Yusuke Morooka
Producers:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki, Yuki Tazaki, Hiroyuki Kojima

TOKYO DENSE FOG

NIKKOR Motion Gallery|2015
These images show the face of Tokyo through a dense fog and the scattering of light. It captures the many faces that Tokyo shows in a day, and transforms into a poetic and dreamy landscape swallowed up by a perfectly white world. The light is scattered by countless droplets of water, shimmering in the air.

About NIKKOR Motion Gallery
The NIKKOR Motion Gallery is a new project on “NIKKOR.com” that introduces a wealth of new opportunities for motion graphic imaging, made possible with NIKKOR lenses. Top artists from a wide range of fields have come together to expand the world of video imaging, and in so doing have created a completely new genre of work made possible thanks to the combination of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon cameras.

NIKKOR Motion Gallery

Credits

Director:Takuma Nakazi
Visual Art Directors:Daisuke Moriwaki, Tsutomu Miyajima,
Kazunori Kojima
Photographer:Masashi Nagao
Music composer:Tomohiro Nagasaki (WOW)
Production Manegers:Tomomi Nakamura, Yusuke Morooka
Producers:Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinichi Saeki, Yuki Tazaki, Hiroyuki Kojima