Shoko Hara
Animation Director, Art Director,
Motion Designer, Teacher

Shoko Hara is born on June 28, 1988, in Okayama / Japan. At the age of ten, her family moves to Lake Constance in Germany. In 2012, she obtains her Bachelor of Arts in Media Design at the DHBW Ravensburg. Her graduation film „Abita” receives much critical acclaim and is screened at festivals around the world. With her emphasis on analogue and experimental works in graphic design and art, Shoko Hara moves on to study Motion Design at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg between 2012 and 2016. Her diploma project, the animated short film „what they believe“ is awarded as the best student film in Animafest Zagreb 2016.
Shoko Hara is currently teaching Motion Graphics at the at the DHBW Ravensburg and works as Freelance Motion Designer and Animation Director for commercials spots and music videos.

Projects / Clients
// Octavian UK, Bausa, RedBull, Aldi, Universal Music Germany / Herbert Grönemeyer / Lena Meyer-Landrut, Bosch, Mercedes Benz, Nivea, Merck, Julius Bär, Philipp Plein, Philipp Plein Sports, Fanta, Thyssenkrupp, FX Networks / Cake, Adult Swim / Toonami, Augsburger Puppenkiste and many more.

Personal works
// JUST A GUY | 2020 | 15 min. | Animated documentary short | Debut film
| Production: Studio Seufz
// WHAT THEY BELIEVE | 2016 | 11 min. | Animated Short | Graduation Film | Production: Filmacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg | Producer: Michaela Edl
// ABITA | 2012 | 4 min. | Animated Short | Graduation Fiilm | DHBW Ravensburg, Media Design

Awards
/// Bausa – "Ich bin die Nacht" > Nomination @HipHop.de-Awards 2019, national music videos
/// What they believe > Best Student Animation @Animafest Zagreb 2016
/// What they believe > 2nd Prize Experimental Animation @Athens Animfest, 2016
/// What they believe > Best Animation @Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, 2016
/// Thyssenkrupp "Around the World / dir. by David Gesslbauer > Silver Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, student films,  2016
/// Abita > Grand Prix Mr. I Development of Rising Artists Award, Okayama Japan, 2015

Other fame stuff
/// Teacher @DHBW-Ravensburg Media Design since 2014
/// Talk @Dokville Stuttgart "Animated Reality –Between fact and fiction", 2019
/// Talk @ITFS "Work in Progress / Just a Guy", 2019
/// Jury member @ITFS "Young Animation", 2019
/// Mentor @Filmakademy Baden-Württemberg 2018, 2019
/// Jury member @Rookies 2017, 2018
/// Talk @Ottawa International Animation Festival "Japanese Animators on the world stage", 2016
/// Talk @TEDxBodensee "The power of design", 2015
/// Essay for "100 Letters to Germany" by Kirill Serebrennikow 2015