Born in 1976
Japan’s first photographer specializing in timelapse and hyperlapse works.
His works appear in powerful 4K and 8K resolution standards.
Timelapse refers to videos created by combining the single shots taken at intervals.
Hyperlapse further adds the element of space movement to create a video by connecting the single shots taken at intervals from a first-person view.
Shimizu takes tens of thousands of photos to be edited over a month in order to create a three-minute hyperlapse film. Though the basic idea sounds simple, in fact it takes persistence, patience, and sound techniques to create such works.
“Timelapse sequences differ from ordinary videos as they allow us to visualize the light or colors that are impossible to capture in ordinary movies,” says Shimizu.
He searches out and creates high quality visuals never seen before, working in any genre, including nature, night skies, or urban life.
Shimizu’s inspiration is to contribute to his native place Fukushima through the power of visual expression. This idea has driven him to refine his techniques to capture beautiful scenes never seen before.
His visual works showing the beauty of Fukushima’s nature and night skies in incredible ways are steadily appearing worldwide.
Together with Takashi Kokubo, his work based on the theme “Beautiful Nature of Japan” was exhibited in the 2016 TIMELAPSE FILM FESTIVAL .
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- Production of visual contents for use with digital signage We specialize at creating portrait-type visual contents often used in digital signage.
- Production of corporate promotional videos and timelapse
- Production of regional promotional videos and timelapse
- Regional promotional videos and timelapse by Daisuke Shimizu
All photos and videos are available for 4K or 8K contents.
A variety of contents is available, including scenes of beautiful nature from various places in Japan, or of the Milky Way and other celestial bodies.
Recently corporate promotional videos are majorly used.
Gradually videos are becoming the primary method of communication over text or photos.
Please feel free to make an inquiry.
|July 2021||In charge of “Municipal version” Come. “Poster 2021” [Samegawa Village] of Fukushima Prefecture official image poster “Come on.”|
|April 2021||In charge of TV commercials for Audi Japan|
|March 2021||At the 3rd Japan International Tourism Video Festival , the video in charge of time-lapse and hyper-lapse video won three domestic and international awards. Click here for the award-winning video|
|March 2021||Appeared as a creator of Fukushima in an advertisement from the other side of Apple’s campaign #Mac|
|December 2020||Released “NIPPON 12K -Discover Japan- | Timelapse Film”. Click here for YouTube|
|November 2020||Responsible for the time lapse of NHK WORLD “Barakan Discovers: The Tokyo of 2020”|
|November 2020||TOSHIBA REZGA [Developer’s quest for beauty, thoughts on high image quality] In charge of time lapse|
|October 2020||Fukushima Television [Tsunago. “I want to connect now.”] TV commercial appearance|
|July 2020||Featured in the July issue of Gakken “CAPA” [Activities of Emerging Video Creators]|
|June 2020||Providing a starry sky time lapse for the PV of GReeeeN’s “Hoshikage no Yale”|
|June 2020||[Yokohama Hyperlapse] is adopted in the PR video of SHARP organic EL TV “CQ1 series”|
|April 2020||Produced a video introducing scenic spots in Fukushima Prefecture with 4K / 8K video including time lapse for digital signage at Fukushima Airport. Will be aired|
|April 2020||In charge of PR video for SHARP AQUOS 8K flagship model LCD TV “8T-C70CX1, 8T-C60CX1”|
|April 2020||In charge of the time lapse of Tochigi’s PR video [The Grace of Japan, TOCHIGI Wild Winter Activity]|
|March 2020||NHK [TIME-LAPSE JAPAN] season5 [TOHOKU Timelapse], which is in charge of starring and shooting, started broadcasting|
|March 2020||In charge of sightseeing PR video [Samegawa Village’s four seasons 8k CinemaScope] expressed only in 8K cinemascope time lapse|
|March 2020||Responsible for the time lapse of NHK WORLD “Barakan Discovers TOHOKU”|
|February 2020||Tokyo Timelapse / Hyperlapse video will be broadcast on NHK BS1 “The Human”|
|February 2020||Responsible for the time lapse of the JR Freight Railway Company Information Video|
|January 2020||In charge of time lapse and hyper lapse of PR video [The Exciting Journey | Stunning Views | KANSAI, Japan] in Kansai area|
|November 2019||A timelapse exhibition by Daisuke Shimizu was held called Soko ni aru Hikari (Light in the Distance)|
|April 2019||NHK World Fukushima TIME/LAPSE received a Silver World Medal in the Documentary competition under Community Portraits Category at the New York Festivals|
|October 2018||Appeared in EXCERIA PRO Information Commercial for Toshiba Memory Corporation|
|September 2018||Timelapse and hyperlapse showing the history and thoughts of Ogasawara islanders broadcast as a program called OGASAWARA Time-lapse on NHK World|
|May 2018||Released the “JRA TOKYO RACECOURSE TIMELAPSE“ video|
|March 2018||Broadcast on NHK’s BS1 Special: Fukushima Timelapse- Visual Poem Seven Years after the Earthquake|
|January 2018||Began serving as an EXCERIA ambassador for Toshiba Memory Corporation|
|December 2017||Documentary broadcast focusing on one year of work for NHK World: Fukushima TIME/LAPSE|
|July 2017||Special feature on collected photographic scenes and videos for Fukushima no Zekkei (Beautiful Scenes of Fukushima) by TV-U Fukushima|
|July 2016||Production of videos and photography presented in a special feature on hyperlapse in Fuji TV’s Tokudane|
|March 2016||Special feature on timelapse videos and work on NHK General TV’s Ashita-e|
|October 2015||Special feature called the Scenery of Fukushima, Japan 2015 Timelapse 4K on the National Geographic Channel|
|September 2015||Work in Fukushima highlighted on NHK World’s Videos Gone Viral|
|March 2015||Article on work in the Huffington Post|
|March 2015||In charge of timelapse photography for JR East’s Fukushima Destination Campaign|
|February 2015||In charge of timelapse photography for Taro Hakase- Kryzler & Kompany’s Shinsekai music video|
|December 2014||Special feature called Scenery of Fukushima, Japan Timelapse #016 (Fall 2014) on Yahoo! Japan’s Video Topics|
|December 2014||Timelapse video from Fukushima to Mount Fuji presented on NHK General TV’s Tokudane! Toko Do-ga|
|September 2014||Article on work in Fukushima in the Nikkei newspaper|
|July 2014||Timelapse videos began to be shown on CANON’s website|
|March 2014||Special feature on timelapse videos on NHK General TV’s Tokudane! Toko Do-ga|
|September 2013||Special feature on timelapse video creation in Fukushima on a TV-U Fukushima news program|
These offer insights into the nature, culture, and history of this region for both local residents and people elsewhere in Japan or around the world.
The changes not just of the seasons but throughout a day are captured on camera.
This forms a living record for future generations and works as promotional videos of the towns, the villages, the mountains and the sea.
Photography can be in 4K or 8K.
Consultations are welcomed from local government initiatives or those of local tourism divisions.
Works can be produced in the following two formats.
Please inquire for more details.
1. Production of timelapse video (4K, etc.) going with the music
Shimizu himself will directly handle planning according to the preferences (location and concept), time period and budget specified by the local body.
・2018 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant timelapse
Prepared by Fukushima Prefecture according to the concerns of many people over the current state of decommissioning of the power plant.
・Fukushima Prefecture Timelapse of Samegawa Village
The rich nature of Samegawa is captured in this timelapse
・Fukushima Prefecture Timelapse of the Tadami Line
The JR Tadami Line connects the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture with Niigata Prefecture
The attractiveness of this local line is shown through the timelapse