Video Shooting in Japan | DFS Cinema Production

DFS's director of photography has been Hotaka Matsumura since its establishment in 2012. He is equipped with Canon C300 Mark II, Canon 1DX Mark II, and Sony a7S Mark II. 

DFS offers the following shooting plans with the equipped cameras without any extra fee. 

Please contact us and let us know your project.

Television, Broadcasting, Documentary, Corporate, and Cinema

DFS has worked on television, broadcasting, documentary, corporate, and cinema projects as camera part

Service Packages | Video Shooting

Overall, we divide our packages into three categories according to shooting styles required.

  1. ENG - Broadcasting, Sports, or Documentaries
  2. Cinematic - Corporate
  3. Cinematic - Cinema, Commercial, or MV

The followings are some examples of popular combinations and their rates.  Travel, extra working hour, and additional equipment rental (if any) are not included in the prices. Our standard working hours is 10 hours/day.
 
 

ENG - Broadcasting, Sports, or Documentaries

ENG style shootings often asked to manipulate alone. If good sound and lighting (i.e. interviews) are required, we may add an additional crew to help the cameraman. We often see larger productions like television programs hire an experienced sound person.  Some ENG/broadcast productions also need editing service by a cameraman. We also offer this service. 

For these packages, we suppose to use a middle-range budget camera around US8,000 or less from Sony and Panasonic. There is no additional fee for these cameras. If you prefer specific cameras that exceed the price range, we may require additional fee. Please specify a camera you prefer and we will tell you if we require additional rental fee.  

Package Crew Editing Lighting Audio Rates
Cameraman 1 No 1-point On-camera US$ 800 700
Cameraman + audio  1 No 1-point Handheld/lav. US$ 870 750 
Cameraman + editing 1 YES 1-point Handheld/lav. US$ 1,120 1,050
Two Crew + audio 2 No 1-point Lav/Shotgun US$ 1,350 1,250
Two Crew + lighting + audio 2 No 3-point Lav/Shotgun US$ 1,440 1,340
Two Crew + Editing 2 YES 3-point Lav/Shotgun US$ 1,690 1,590

 *10 working hours/day, at least one English -speaking crew 

 

Cinematic - Corporate

These days we see corporate video productions utilize cinematic-ish styles and create the final products with great quality in picture. It often utilizes good lighting. This service type is basically regarded as a team operation by skilled professionals. It often comprised of DP and its supportive crew in the team.

On the other hand, many corporate productions are operated in a middle budget scale and do not assume to afford too much for crew. For these, DFS offers special packages the crew of which is from DFS's assets, the highly skilled freelancers.

Package Crew Camera Lighting Audio Rates
DP + Lighting 2 Middle 3 to 4-point On-camera US$ 1,315 1,215
DP + Lighting + Audio  2 Middle 3 to 4-point Lav/On-camera US$ 1,385 1,285
DP + Lighting + Audio II 3 Middle 4 to 6-point Lav/Shotgun US$ 1,740 1,640

  *10 working hours/day, at least one English -speaking crew 

 
Cinematic - Cinema, Commercial, or MV

Cinematic is for productions whose first priority is the highest quality in picture. It often utilizes sophisticated lighting. This service type is basically regarded as a team operation by highly skilled professionals. It often comprised of DP and its supportive crew in the team.

Because of specific demand to crew and equipment to realize the best quality possible, we rather choose not to offer packages specialized for it.   Instead, please refer to our rate samples like crew and equipment.

MAIN CREW

Currently in 2016, DFS offers two main DP system as follows;

Hotaka Matsumura

Main Crew Shoot Genre Language

Camera

Rates
Cameraman/Director of Photography

ENG/Broadcasting, Cinematic  

English/Japanese

Mid-range cameras US$800 700

Working hours is 10 hours/day.  There is at least one English/Japanese speaker in the crew.

Please remind that one crew options cannot carry heavy equipment.   Depending on each project, we often reduce the number of light heads or any other equipment to bring.  We rarely use 3 to 4 heads for one crew options.

In case you bring your own equipment, we will deduct US$50 from each rates per day.

Any Question? Please contact; info@dfscinema.com or Contact US!

 

SUPPORTIVE CREW

DFS can offer part of supportive crew members from its assets. 

Type Language  Rates
Assistant Director English/Japanese  US$500~600
2nd AC English/Japanese  US$250~300
Japanese US$200~250
Gaffer English/Japanese  US$450~600
Japanese US$400-550
Grip English/Japanese US$200~300 
Japanese US$150~200
2nd Cameraman Japanese   US$500~700

Any Question? Please contact; info@dfscinema.com or Contact US!

 

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