Simon Wardle - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Simon Wardle

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Adobe CC suite user, creating videos in a variety of themes & styles, including promotion videos for clients to concept videos for SNS.

My Creations

  1. Shinjuku Signs

    3 February 2018

    The idea for ‘Shinjuku Signs’ came about through wanting to combine the bright neon lights and constent motion experienced when in the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku.

    I created this ‘Shinjuku Signs’ motion graphics video by making the graphics in Illustrator, animating them in After Effects, and finally editing it... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. Tokyo Transport

    3 February 2018

    Ever since first arriving in Tokyo, I’ve wanted to create something using the train and metro line maps seen at every station. Then, after ‘Shinjuku Signs’, I had the ideas and the confidence to create this ‘Tokyo Transport’ motion graphics video.

    A musician friend of mine made a remix of... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. I enrolled in a motion graphics design course at Digital Hollywood Studio Shibuya last October, as I wanted to improve my design software skills and Japanese quicker, and also receive feedback, support and design contacts from the instructors.

    The first project to complete was a ‘self-introduction’ movie, and as the... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. Casino Pierrot

    25 May 2018

    Another Digital Hollywood Studio Shibuya project, this time with the brief 'create a clown character animation story'.

    Casino Pierrot is inspired by the look and humour of 1960's cartoons and Austin Powers, hence all the psychedelic colours and patterns, and crude humour!

  5. For my school graduation project, I created a factory night view movie short, mixing both motion graphics and video footage in time with electronic music, to show a lesser known Japanese futuristic landscape.

    Shot with a Fujifilm X-T20 and iPhone 8.

  6. NY Nights

    1 December 2018

    This was filmed on my first trip to New York in September this year. I decided to go for a subtle approach with the visuals and music, composed and performed by a good friend, to capture the iconic views and atmosphere experienced of New York at night.

    Shot with a... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  7. Shinjuku Stardust

    2 February 2019

    Experimenting with the Stardust After Effects plugin, this animation shows the journey of a shooting star to its cosmic Shinjuku destination.

  8. Aimed at the Irish rugby supporters coming over to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, this fast-paced video shows an Irishman in need of a hard-earned drink to relax after a whirlwind experience of Tokyo.