(written from a Production point of view)
Makoto Koyama (born ca. 1973, age 35) is a Japanese-American character animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), where he is currently working on 2009's Star Trek. He began working on Star Trek on 2 June 2008.
Before joining ILM, Koyoma did character animations on the 2006 Korean film The Host for the visual effects company The Orphanage. His first project for ILM was the 2006 blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (featuring Lee Arenberg).
Koyama's subsequent projects for ILM include Transformers (2007, written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and featuring Andy Milder, Glenn Morshower, W. Morgan Sheppard, Michael Shamus Wiles, Jamison Yang, and the voice of Robert Foxworth), Rush Hour 3 (2007, featuring Tzi Ma), and Iron Man (2008, featuring Faran Tahir and Bill Smitrovich).