Bilingual Director of Photography in Osaka, JAPAN | DFS Productions

DFS's director of photography has been Hotaka Matsumura since its establishment in 2012.  He is a bilingual in English and Japanese.

This DP service is mainly aimed for team productions which reuqire camera department comprised of multiple experts. Director of Photography as the department head, DFS will arrange team members like ACs, gaffer, grips, camera operators, and other specialzed crew like drone and steadicam, in addtion to expected equipment according to projects' needs. If you're looking for a cameraman for like one-man band probably plus an assistant(s), please refer to our bilingual videographer page.

This service also swims the current of the times and is for productions that consider to execute its productions remotely. DFS offers a remote production service where you can direct/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 or Canon 1DX Mark II. You can see our equipment list here. If you require specific cameras and a series of equipment that we don't have, DFS will be able arrange those from local dealers. 

Please contact us and let us know your project.

Motion Pictures, Documentaries, and Commercials

DFS has worked on commercial, television, broadcasting, documentary, and corporate projects, as a camera department.

Director of Photography Rates

Basically, estimations for this service will be multifaceted. Provided that camera department as a whole, we need to discuss about projects throughly.  So, please contact now.  


Rates - Documentaries, Motion Pictures, and Commercials

DFS's main camera is Canon C300 MKII and the second is Sony A7S MKII or Canon 1DX mark II. You can see our detailed equipment list here. Basically, the following rates includes equipment as far as we won't need any additional expenses to rent gears,  

Package Day Week (5 days)
Production - Filming US$800 US$ 4,000
Pre Production - Planning and Arrangement US$ 350 US$ 1,750
Post Production - Processing US$ 350 US$ 1,750

 *The DoP is bilingual in English and Japanese. 

The 2020 demo reel is below. You can also watch some of my works here.