Remote Production services in Osaka, JAPAN

In today’s worldwide crisis caused by covid-19, it is getting harder and harder for foreign productions to visit Japan for their projects. No one knows until when this chaos continues. A demand for arranging local crew instead of dispatch is rapidly increasing.     

DFS has worked as such local crew for the foreign productions. This function won’t be changed from then on. Now, looking at a current stream surrounding the pandemic, what we need to offer for our customer is remote production services.  

In this case, the remote production stands for that you can accomplish your project without visiting Japan in person. DFS accepts technical crew, while the production brains like directors, producers, or/and even DOPs can direct/supervise/monitor actual productions in real time through the Internet using PC/Mac with videotelephony application like Zoom or Google Meet. We already have experienced this remote productions and established workflow: You can monitor not only studio shootings but also location shootings. 

Remote Production Services in Osaka, JAPAN

You won't need to visit Japan in person. Just watch it.

Remote Production Services in Osaka

You can direct/communicate with local crew or/and performers in front of camera(s) in real time while watching high quality streaming pictures on your PC or other device. Depending on setups, you can also monitor multiple angles including not only camera A, B, and/or C but also what we call an Ambient Eye. The Ambient Eye is a wide angle camera that capture larger space in the field where recording cameras don’t necessarily see. Of course you can watch what the recording cameras exactly see. You can check compositions, exposures, lighting, and even sounds. 

What you need for this remote production is simple: A computer, a videotelephony app, and the Internet access. You also can connect multiple devices at the same time to a monitoring network.  

Rates | Remote Production services 

This service turns traditional (or face-to-face) productions into remote productions. Our remote production service is available in addition to our camera services, including director of photography or videographer. Estimations depend on the size of production/the number of cameras.  If you are in need of live streaming services, please refer to: Live Streaming Service in Osaka, Japan | DFS Productions

This service brings one operator, or a remote production technician, with a complete system including a wireless system(s), an Internet device(s), a PC/Mac, a switcher, and a variety of accessories.    

Package # of recording cameras Ambient Camera Working Hours Half Day Rates Day Rates
Remote Production Operator - Basic   1 No Up to 10 US$ 900
RPO - Advance 1 Yes Up to 10 - US$ 1,200 
Additional Cameras +1 - - - plus US$ 150 
RPO - Preparation - - Up to 4 - US$300

*Up to 4 cameras in total including the ambient camera

*This remote production service basically requires each shoot/setup at a fixed location so that a remote production technician can set up/operate the system with a PC. We connect cameras and pc wirelessly. Camera(s) can move around the location as they like, as long as the signal receptions of the wireless system are okay.