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 simply set our rates according to the following aspects:

  1. The number of crew
  2. Working time
  3. Equipment
  4. Optional services

We do not consider the difference of equipment from our arsenal dramatically affects 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.

Shooting Rates - ENG/Broadcasting, Commercial, and Corporate

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 below this table. You also can see expert crew options in the end of this page in case you require. 


Package # of Crew # of Cameras Hour # of Light Heads Audio* Rates
Cameraman - Day 1 1 Up to 10 hrs. Up to 1 On-camera, Handheld/lav. US$ 700
Cameraman - 1/2 Day  1 1 Up to 4 hrs. Up to 1 On-camera, Handheld/lav. US$ 495 
Cameraman + Assistant - Day 2 1.5 * Up to 10 hrs. Up to 3 Lav./Shotgun/Handheld US$ 950
Cameraman + Assistant - 1/2 Day 2 1.5 * Up to 4 hrs. Up to 3 Lav./Shotgun/Handheld US$ 675
Cameraman + Two Assistants - Day 3 2 Up to 10 hrs. Up to 3-6 Lav./Shotgun/Handheld US$ 1,200
Cameraman + Two Assistants - 1/2 Day 3 2 Up to 4 hrs. Up to 3-6 Lav./Shotgun/Handheld US$ 850

 *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, 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.



Optional Services

The following optional services are available in addition to the main shooting services above. The green screen is only available in addition to multiple crew shooting services, which is more than one crew.

Package Notes Rates
Editing for ENG/Broadcast Simple cutting/extraction of footage for news/media use. US$ 150
Green Screen  Can be used for interviews up to three ppl at the same time or small actions. US$ 50
A/V Tech for Conference This crew access to control room and manipulate available feeds. US$ 450

  *Green Screen option is available with at least the two crew shooting services

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These are optional services mainly for larger productions or projects in specific needs.  Some positions are available independent from this shooting services in the crew coordination page. 

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

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