Bilingual Videographer Services in Osaka, Japan

DFS's bilingual videographer service is for productions which seek to hire a camera crew who can do the job mainly as a one-man band (or a few assistants if necessary) with high quality camera, lighting, and audio.  This service swims the current of the times and is for productions that consider to coordinate its productions with the minimum number of crew. DFS also offers a remote production service where you can monitor shooting in real time without coming to Japan.    DFS's main camera is C300 Mark II, and the second is Sony a7S Mark II. You can see our equipment list here

Please contact us and let us know your project.

ENG, Broadcast, Corporate/Events!

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

bilingual videographerBilingual Videographer Services in Osaka

We simply set our rates according to the following aspects:

  1. The number of crew (a videographer and assistants)
  2. Working time 
  3. Equipment

We do not consider the selections of equipment from our arsenal dramatically affect the rates. The amount of equipment we can bring to shoot largely depends on the number of crew and shooting situation for each project. For example, it is hardly possible to manipulate three point lighting, multiple cameras, and multiple audio sources with just one crew in a busy circumstances. Such overload will decrease crew's productivity, and result in customer's dissatisfaction. Our multiple crew rates newly updated are reasonable and versatile as follows.

Rates | Bilingual Videographer

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Our main camera is Canon C300 MKII and the second is Sony A7S MKII. You can see our detailed equipment list here.  The first crew is an experienced cameraman and after the second are assistants with good skills. There are optional service information like green screen below this table.  

A Single Day Project
Package # of Crew # of Cameras Hour # of Light (Interview) Audio* Rates
Cameraman - Day 1 1 Up to 10 hrs. Up to 1 On-camera/lav. US$600
Cameraman - 1/2 Day 1 1 Up to 4 hrs. Up to 1 On-camera/lav. US$ 399
Cameraman + Assistant - Day 2 1.5 * Up to 10 hrs.  Up to 3  Lav./Shotgun  US$ 850
Cameraman + Assistant - 1/2 Day 2 1.5 * Up to 4 hrs. Up to 3 Lav./Shotgun US$ 599

*Depending on shooting style, a cameraman cannot carry even a single light head (medium to large). The "# of Light Heads" stands for a lighting setup for interview shoots.

Multiple Day Projects
Package # of Crew # of Cameras Hour # of Light Heads Audio* Rates
Cameraman (2-Day Projects) 1 1 Up to 10 hrs./day Up to 1 On-camera /lav. US$500/day
Cameraman  (3-Day or More Projects) 1 1 Up to 10 hrs./day Up to 1 On-camera/lav. US$ 450/day
Cameraman + Assistant (2-Day Projects) 2 1.5 * Up to 10 hrs./day Up to 3 Lav./Shotgun  US$750/day
Cameraman + Assistant (3-Day or More Projects) 2 1.5 * Up to 10 hrs./day  Up to 3 Lav./Shotgun US$ 650/day

 *At least one bilingual crew (English/Japanese) crew
 *The "# of Cameras = 1.5" for two crew means we bring two cameras, but mainly use one camera at the same time. If you require multiple camera recording for interviews, please consider three crew.
 *Our main camera is Canon C300 MKII, and the second is Sony A7S MKII with gimbal.
 *As for the audio, we record two channels. We choose the best two selections from on-camera, lav, handheld, and shotgun according to situations.
 *In the "# of light heads = 6," we usually put three for subject and other three for background.

Additional Services to Bilingual Videographer 

There are some additional services as below.

  1. Green Screen   (sample:
  2. On-Site Editing for ENG/Broadcast
  3. A/V Tech for Conference