Film Production

黒沢

Directing Course
Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Professor

Born in 1955. Began making 8mm movies as a university student and has directed over 40 films spanning multiple genres. His best-known titles include Cure, Charisma, Bright Future, and Pulse, which won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, and Tokyo Sonata, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. His works are highly acclaimed internationally and have been featured frequently in special programs around the world. He is the author of Eiga wa osoroshii (Movies Are Scary) and other books on cinema, and has novelized several movies.

諏訪

Directing Course
Nobuhiro Suwa, Professor

Born in 1960. Became involved in independent movies while attending Tokyo Zokei University. After graduating and gaining experience in producing TV documentaries, he directed 2/Duo (1997), which won the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. He was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in the Parallel Sections at Cannes Film Festival for M/Other. Other major works include H Story, Paris, je t’aime (omnibus), Un Couple Parfait, which won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Locarno International Film Festival, and Yuki & Nina. He is known for his filmmaking approach that uses loosely written scripts.

坂元

Screenwriting Course
Yuji Sakamoto, Professor

Born in 1967. Won the Fuji TV Young Scenario Award at the age of 19. At the age of 23 he wrote the screenplay for Tokyo Love Story, concentrating thereafter on writing screenplays for TV drama series. Recent works include Watashitachi no kyokasho (Our Textbook), Mother, Soredemo ikite yuku (Still, Lift Goes On), Saiko no rikon (The Greatest Divorce), Woman, Mondai no aru resutoran (A Restaurant with Many Problems), and Itsuka kono koi wo omoidashite kitto naite shimau (Love That Makes You Cry).

大石三知子 客員教授 "

Screenwriting Course
Michiko Oishi, Visiting Professor

桝井

Producing Course
Shoji Masui, Professor

Masui started his career at Daiei Film Co., Ltd. and later established Altamira Pictures, Inc. He has produced quality entertainment films with directors like Masayuki Suo, I tsumichi Isomura and Shinobu Yaguchi. He is credited on many hit films such as Water Boys and Shall We Dance?, which was released worldwide. Masui crosses over the mainstream and independent border freely, as indicated by his involvement in many music documentary films such as Takada Wataru-teki.

市山

Producing Course
Shozo Ichiyama, Visitiong Professor

田中

Cinematography Course
Kazushige Tanaka, Professor

Worked as a freelance camera assistant on television and film projects after graduating from the Yokohama Broadcasting Technical School (currently the Japan Institute of the Moving Image). In 1994 interned in the U.S. and Australia through the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Program of Overseas Study for Artists. Main works include director Hajime Hashimoto’s Phone Call to the Bar (Tantei wa bar ni iru); Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive 2, Dead or Alive Final, Gozu, and Zebraman; Kankuro Kudo’s Shonen Merikensack, and Maruyama the Middle Schooler; Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R-100; Wakamatsu Koji’s Scrap story: Aru ai no monogatari and Kiss yori kantan 2; as well as Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next. Serves on the board of the Japanese Society of Cinematographers.

磯見

Art Directing Course
Toshihiro Isomi, Professor

Born in 1957. After graduating from university, Isomi worked in various professions before moving into stage art and direction, and eventually movies, as a set designer. His works include Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows, Hana yorimo naho, and Even If You Walk and Walk; Sogo Ishii’s Labyrinth of Dreams and GQjoe: Spirit War Chronicle; Yoichi Sai’s Doing Time and Blood and Bones; Kazuo Kuroki’s A Boy’s Summer in 1945; Kinji and Kenta Fukasaku’s Battle Royale II; Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest; Satoshi Miki’s Adrift in Tokyo; and Ryosuke Hashiguchi’s Gururi no koto.

長嶌

Sound Design Course
Hiroyuki Nagashima, Professor

Nagashima’s work on the live sound remix of a movie directed by Sogo Ishii led to work on music and sound for numerous works spanning multiple media. His sound work for movies include Sogo Ishii’s Angel Dust, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Memories episode 3 – ‘Cannon Fodder’ (Taiho no machi), Shinji Aoyama’s Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani?, Kunitoshi Manda’s Seppun (The Kiss), Hiroshi Takahashi’s Kyofu (The Sylvian Experiments), and Makoto Shinozaki’s Sharing. He also performs with Dowser, an electronic music group.

筒井

Editing Course
Takefumi Tsutsui, Professor

Tsutsumi began making films while attending Tokyo Zokei University. He made his feature-length film directorial debut in 1987 with the silent movie Yumeko no daibouken. In addition to his work as a film editor and director, he has written countless film reviews. Tsutsui’s major films include Overdrive in 2004, Bahha no shozo (Bach’s Portrait) in 2010, and Kodokuna wakusei (Lonely Planet) in 2011. Recently he completed Fancy Free and Eizo no hakken=Matsumoto Toshio no jidai.

横山昌吾 助教

Shogo Yokoyama, Assistant Professor

ショーレ・ゴルパリアン 特任助教"

Shohreh Golparian, Assistant Professor

南徳昭 非常勤講師"

Tokuaki Minami, Lecturer

鈴木昭彦 非常勤講師"

Akihiko Suzuki, Lecturer

宮島竜治 非常勤講師"

Ryuji Miyajima, Lecturer

平田竜馬 非常勤講師"

Ryoma Hirata, Lecturer

牛久保舞 非常勤講師"

Mai Ushikubo, Lecturer

髙井美沙 教育研究助手"

Misa Takai, Assistant

廣原暁 教育研究助手"

Satoru Hirohara, Assistant

清水祐紀子 教育研究助手"

Yukiko Shimizu, Assistant

荒木泰晴 技術職"

Yasuharu Araki

小綿照雄 技術職"

Teruo Kowata

New Media

佐藤雅彦

Masahiko Sato, Professor

Born in 1954 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Sato specializes in research and development of expression and teaching methods. Among his major works are PythagoraSwitch (NHK Educational TV), Keizaitte souiu koto datta no ka kaigi (So-that’s-what-economics-is-all-about forum), and the PlayStation software I.Q. Recent recognition for his work includes the Gold Prize at the 2007 New York ADC Awards; 2011 Publication Award from the Mathematical Society of Japan; 2011 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Tchnology Award for Art; 2013 Medal with Purple Ribbon; and official invitation to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (short film category).

畠山直哉

Naoya Hatakeyama, Professor

Born 1958 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate. Received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba in 1984. He is best known for his photographic studies of manmade and natural landscapes. Recipient of the 22nd Kimura Ihei Award, the 42nd Mainichi Art Award, and the 2011 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize, among others. His works are in the collections of major museums around the world including MoMA, Tate, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. His many published photo collections include Lime Works, Underground, and Blast.

桐山

Takashi Kiriyama, Professor

Received his Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo. Assumed his current position after working with Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), Japan Science and Technology Agency, The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies. Fruits of his creative practice as the unit Euclid (together Professor Masahiko Sato) include Arithmetik Garden (2007), Pool of Fingerprints, The Nominal Divide (2010), and Hill of Reign (2015).

桂

Eishi Katsura, Professor

Born 1959 in Nagasaki. Specializes in Media Studies and Library and Information Science. Received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of the University of Library and Information Science. He previously he worked as an assistant at the National Center for Science Information Systems (currently National Institute of Informatics), and as associate professor at Tokyo Zokei University. His publications include Interactive Mind, Ningen Kosai Jyutsu, and Mythology of Tokyo Disneyland. He is also involved in the planning of new public cultural facilities both in Japan and abroad.

高山

Akira Takayama, Professor

Theater director, born 1969. Founder-director of the theater collective Port B. Takayama’s activities have expanded beyond the theater setting to encompass actual cities and communities, including installations and tour performances making use of urban locations. Recently, he has collaborated with practitioners in a number of different fields including art, tourism and urban-projects, expanding the possibilities of various genres with his theatrical ideas and concepts.

和田信太郎

Shintaro Wada, Assistant Professor

河野元 教育研究助手"

Gen Kono, Assistant

高見澤俊介 教育研究助手"

Shunsuke Takamizawa, Assistant

Animation

山村浩二

2D Animation Course
Koji Yamamura, Professor

Born in 1964. Produced animated films for children such as Pacusi and Bavel’s Book in the 1990s. Mt.Head (2002) was nominated for the 75th Academy Award, received the grand prize at Annecy, Zagreb and six other film festivals, and was named one of the “100 Works of the 21st Century”; Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” (2007) won the grand prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and seven other film festivals. He also illustrates children’s books, including Oyaoya Oyasai and Parade. He was recipient of the 30th Kawakita Award. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, executive board member of the Japanese chapter of the International Animated Film Association, and vice chairman of the Japan Animation Association.

伊藤有壱

3D Animation Course
Yuichi Ito, Professor

Animation director. Born in 1962. After working with the visual effects studio Shirogumi, and in computer graphics production, in 1998 he launched the animation studio I.TOON Ltd. and currently serves as its president. His many projects integrating multiple (mainly 3D) animation techniques include KNYACK!! (NHK Educational TV), broadcast for more than 20 years; Harbor Tale (2011), winner of Best Animated Film at the Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic); the television commercial for Kao Kyukyutt o, and the animation software Claytown, which he co-supervised. He is on the board of directors of Japan Animation Association, and a member of ASIFA-JAPAN.

岡本美津子

Producing Course
Mitsuko Okamoto, Professor

Former producer for NHK. From 2000, she planned and produced the TV program Digital Stadium, considered a gateway to success for budding film creators, and the event Digital Art Festival (DAF) Tokyo; from 2010, the series 2355 and 0655, both broadcast weekdays on NHK Educational TV, in collaboration with Professor Masahiko Sato of this graduate school; and from 2012, TECHNE: The Visual Workshop for Studying Filmmaking.

布山タルト

Research and Theory Course
Taruto Fuyama, Professor

Ph.D. Began producing 3DCG animation in the 1990s. Since 2003 he has been developing devices for producing animation and holding interactive exhibitions and workshops at museums both in Japan and abroad. KOMA KOMA, his stop motion animation app, has had over 1,000,000 downloads worldwide. His practical research include the creation of personnel development programs through academic-industry collaborations and the application of animation in the field of mental health. He is a Vice President of the Japan Society for Animation Studies.

牧奈歩美

Research and Theory Course
Nahomi Maki, Lecturer

Maki began creating animation in the 2000s and earned a PhD in film studies in 2017. She joined this faculty after working in a film production studio in the US and undertaking academic research. She has created 2D and 3DCG animation, and in recent years has expanded her activities into full-dome film, VR production and research. Screenings of her work include the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Annecy Animation Film Festival 2009, 11th Fulldome Film Festival (Germany), and SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 VR Showcase.

江口麻子 特任助教"

Asako Eguchi, Assistant Professor

ヤマモト

Ann Yamamoto Tomoko, Assistant Professor

面高さやか 助教"

Sayaka Omodaka, Assistant Professor

イラン・グェン 特任准教授(グローバルサポートセンター)"

Ilan Nguyen, Associate Professor (Global Support Center)

松本祐一 特任助教(ゲームコース)"

Yuichi Matsumoto, Assistant Professor(Game Course)

大口孝之 非常勤講師"

Takayuki Oguchi, Lecturer

大塚英志 非常勤講師"

Eiji Otsuka, Lecturer

片渕須直 非常勤講師"

Sunao Katabuchi, Lecturer

岸野雄一 非常勤講師"

Yuichi Kishino, Lecturer

高山博 非常勤講師"

Hiroshi Takayama, Lecturer

木村有貴子 非常勤講師"

Akiko Kimura, Lecturer

土屋伸一 非常勤講師"

Shinichi Tsuchiya, Lecturer

河野宏樹 教育研究助手"

Hiroki Kono, Assistant

矢野ほなみ 教育研究助手"

Honami Yano, Assistant

二宮諒 教育研究助手"

Ninomiya Ryo, Assistant

Doctoral Course

黒沢

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Professor

Born in 1955. Began making 8mm movies as a university student and has directed over 40 films spanning multiple genres. His best-known titles include Cure, Charisma, Bright Future, and Pulse, which won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, and Tokyo Sonata, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. His works are highly acclaimed internationally and have been featured frequently in special programs around the world. He is the author of Eiga wa osoroshii (Movies Are Scary) and other books on cinema, and has novelized several movies.

諏訪

Nobuhiro Suwa, Professor

Born in 1960. Became involved in independent movies while attending Tokyo Zokei University. After graduating and gaining experience in producing TV documentaries, he directed 2/Duo (1997), which won the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. He was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in the Parallel Sections at Cannes Film Festival for M/Other. Other major works include H Story, Paris, je t’aime (omnibus), Un Couple Parfait, which won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Locarno International Film Festival, and Yuki & Nina. He is known for his filmmaking approach that uses loosely written scripts.

坂元

Yuji Sakamoto, Professor

Born in 1967. Won the Fuji TV Young Scenario Award at the age of 19. At the age of 23 he wrote the screenplay for Tokyo Love Story, concentrating thereafter on writing screenplays for TV drama series. Recent works include Watashitachi no kyokasho (Our Textbook), Mother, Soredemo ikite yuku (Still, Lift Goes On), Saiko no rikon (The Greatest Divorce), Woman, Mondai no aru resutoran (A Restaurant with Many Problems), and Itsuka kono koi wo omoidashite kitto naite shimau (Love That Makes You Cry).

桝井

Shoji Masui, Professor

Masui started his career at Daiei Film Co., Ltd. and later established Altamira Pictures, Inc. He has produced quality entertainment films with directors like Masayuki Suo, I tsumichi Isomura and Shinobu Yaguchi. He is credited on many hit films such as Water Boys and Shall We Dance?, which was released worldwide. Masui crosses over the mainstream and independent border freely, as indicated by his involvement in many music documentary films such as Takada Wataru-teki.

磯見

Toshihiro Isomi, Professor

Born in 1957. After graduating from university, Isomi worked in various professions before moving into stage art and direction, and eventually movies, as a set designer. His works include Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows, Hana yorimo naho, and Even If You Walk and Walk; Sogo Ishii’s Labyrinth of Dreams and GQjoe: Spirit War Chronicle; Yoichi Sai’s Doing Time and Blood and Bones; Kazuo Kuroki’s A Boy’s Summer in 1945; Kinji and Kenta Fukasaku’s Battle Royale II; Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest; Satoshi Miki’s Adrift in Tokyo; and Ryosuke Hashiguchi’s Gururi no koto.

長嶌

Hiroyuki Nagashima, Professor

Nagashima’s work on the live sound remix of a movie directed by Sogo Ishii led to work on music and sound for numerous works spanning multiple media. His sound work for movies include Sogo Ishii’s Angel Dust, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Memories episode 3 – ‘Cannon Fodder’ (Taiho no machi), Shinji Aoyama’s Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani?, Kunitoshi Manda’s Seppun (The Kiss), Hiroshi Takahashi’s Kyofu (The Sylvian Experiments), and Makoto Shinozaki’s Sharing. He also performs with Dowser, an electronic music group.

筒井

Takefumi Tsutsui, Professor

Tsutsumi began making films while attending Tokyo Zokei University. He made his feature-length film directorial debut in 1987 with the silent movie Yumeko no daibouken. In addition to his work as a film editor and director, he has written countless film reviews. Tsutsui’s major films include Overdrive in 2004, Bahha no shozo (Bach’s Portrait) in 2010, and Kodokuna wakusei (Lonely Planet) in 2011. Recently he completed Fancy Free and Eizo no hakken=Matsumoto Toshio no jidai.

畠山直哉

Naoya Hatakeyama, Professor

Born 1958 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate. Received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba in 1984. He is best known for his photographic studies of manmade and natural landscapes. Recipient of the 22nd Kimura Ihei Award, the 42nd Mainichi Art Award, and the 2011 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize, among others. His works are in the collections of major museums around the world including MoMA, Tate, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. His many published photo collections include Lime Works, Underground, and Blast.

桐山

Takashi Kiriyama, Professor

Received his Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo. Assumed his current position after working with Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), Japan Science and Technology Agency, The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies. Fruits of his creative practice as the unit Euclid (together Professor Masahiko Sato) include Arithmetik Garden (2007), Pool of Fingerprints, The Nominal Divide (2010), and Hill of Reign (2015).

桂

Eishi Katsura, Professor

Born 1959 in Nagasaki. Specializes in Media Studies and Library and Information Science. Received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of the University of Library and Information Science. He previously he worked as an assistant at the National Center for Science Information Systems (currently National Institute of Informatics), and as associate professor at Tokyo Zokei University. His publications include Interactive Mind, Ningen Kosai Jyutsu, and Mythology of Tokyo Disneyland. He is also involved in the planning of new public cultural facilities both in Japan and abroad.

高山

Akira Takayama, Professor

Theater director, born 1969. Founder-director of the theater collective Port B. Takayama’s activities have expanded beyond the theater setting to encompass actual cities and communities, including installations and tour performances making use of urban locations. Recently, he has collaborated with practitioners in a number of different fields including art, tourism and urban-projects, expanding the possibilities of various genres with his theatrical ideas and concepts.

山村浩二

Koji Yamamura, Professor

Born in 1964. Produced animated films for children such as Pacusi and Bavel’s Book in the 1990s. Mt.Head (2002) was nominated for the 75th Academy Award, received the grand prize at Annecy, Zagreb and six other film festivals, and was named one of the “100 Works of the 21st Century”; Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” (2007) won the grand prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and seven other film festivals. He also illustrates children’s books, including Oyaoya Oyasai and Parade. He was recipient of the 30th Kawakita Award. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, executive board member of the Japanese chapter of the International Animated Film Association, and vice chairman of the Japan Animation Association.

伊藤有壱

Yuichi Ito, Professor

Animation director. Born in 1962. After working with the visual effects studio Shirogumi, and in computer graphics production, in 1998 he launched the animation studio I.TOON Ltd. and currently serves as its president. His many projects integrating multiple (mainly 3D) animation techniques include KNYACK!! (NHK Educational TV), broadcast for more than 20 years; Harbor Tale (2011), winner of Best Animated Film at the Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic); the television commercial for Kao Kyukyutt o, and the animation software Claytown, which he co-supervised. He is on the board of directors of Japan Animation Association, and a member of ASIFA-JAPAN.

岡本美津子

Mitsuko Okamoto, Professor

Former producer for NHK. From 2000, she planned and produced the TV program Digital Stadium, considered a gateway to success for budding film creators, and the event Digital Art Festival (DAF) Tokyo; from 2010, the series 2355 and 0655, both broadcast weekdays on NHK Educational TV, in collaboration with Professor Masahiko Sato of this graduate school; and from 2012, TECHNE: The Visual Workshop for Studying Filmmaking.

布山タルト

Taruto Fuyama, Professor

Ph.D. Began producing 3DCG animation in the 1990s. Since 2003 he has been developing devices for producing animation and holding interactive exhibitions and workshops at museums both in Japan and abroad. KOMA KOMA, his stop motion animation app, has had over 1,000,000 downloads worldwide. His practical research include the creation of personnel development programs through academic-industry collaborations and the application of animation in the field of mental health. He is a Vice President of the Japan Society for Animation Studies.

Distinguished Professors

リピット水田堯 卓越教授

University of Southern California
Lippit Akira Mizuta, Distinguished Professor (2015-)

シーラ・ソフィアン 卓越教授(2015-2016)"

University of Southern California
Sofian Sieila, Distinguished Professor (2015-2016)

エリック・ハンソン 卓越教授(2015-2016)"

University of Southern California
Hanson Eric, Distinguished Professor (2015-2016)

マイケル・パターソン 卓越教授(2015-2016)"

University of Southern California
Patterson Michael, Distinguished Professor (2015-2016)

キャンデス・レッキンジャー

University of Southern California
Reckinger Candace, Distinguished Professor (2015-2016)

アンドレアス・クラッツキー

University of Southern California
Kratky Andreas, Distinguished Professor (2016-)

ピエール=ウイリアム・グレン

FEMIS
GLENN Pierre William, Distinguished Professor (2016-2017)

マイケル・フィンク 卓越教授(2016-2017)"

University of Southern California
Fink Michael, Distinguished Professor (2016-2017)

ノーマン・ホーリン 卓越教授(2016-2017)"

University of Southern California
Hollyn Norman, Distinguished Professor (2016-2017)

リチャード・ルマルシャンド 卓越教授(2017-2018)"

University of Southern California
Lemarchand Richard, Distinguished Professor (2017-2018)

ヤン・デデ 卓越教授(2017-2018)"

FEMIS
Dedet Yann, Distinguished Professor (2017-2018)

ジャック・コメ 卓越教授(2018-)"

FEMIS
Comets Jacque, Distinguished Professor (2018-)

ブリス・コヴァン 卓越教授(2018-)"

FEMIS
CAUVIN Brice,Pierre,Henri, Distinguished Professor (2018-)

General Subjects

黒瀬陽平 非常勤講師"

Yohei Kurose, Lecturer

椎名ゆかり

Yukari Shina, Lecturer

三宅隆太 非常勤講師"

Ryuta Miyake, Lecturer

キャレン・セバンズ 非常勤講師"

Karen Severns, Lecturer