A SAVVY LOCAL FIXER FACILITATES YOUR NEEDS TO SHOOT THROUGHOUT JAPAN
At Fixers Japan, we offer a large catalog of diverse support services specifically tuned to your needs. Location guidance for photographers only needing location assistance; interpreters for journalist, and local researchers for TV producers along with local producers to assist projects from pre-production all the way to post-production. Fixers Japan can help you to focus your pre-production work in the collection of information, the arrangement of interviews and gathering of permits in hard to film areas as well as other requested locations. Fixers will also play an intricate part during production fieldwork ensuring an efficient work time-line, management of transportation to and from each worksite and professionally handling any last minute occurrences or adjustments to the production. Our Fixers will serve as an interpreter in English and Japanese as well as many other languages we have available. Our years of experience and long list of contacts will pave a smooth path for your crew! Have look at our FAQs page or if you have any other questions feel free to contact us at Fixers Japan.
PRELIMINARY RESEARCH /ARRANGEMENT WORK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
Leave your researching and tracking down of subjects, protagonist and location planning for your project in our hands as we have a large contact list within our database
At Fixers Japan we can make first contact with locations and subjects you want to film with or photo sessions.
Location Scout / Recce
Are you wanting to film or photograph in specific locations? We are specialist in finding locations and have Fixers in all corners of Japan to find locations that are often available on a simple net search. We provide you with clear photos from a number of angles so that your pre-production preparation is planned accurately and concisely.
We can arrange local production crews; Translators, Videographers, Photographers, Sound Recordist, Make-up Artist, and PA/Drivers, etc. Save on crew travel!
Fixers Japan can arrange all your sudio and guarantee bookings in locations that are convenient and to your request. Please feel free to gives us any details about the kind of studio you will require.
Fixers Japan knows many services that will cater to any location. You can rely on us to have food and beverages available because we know, “An army marches on its stomach.”
Fixers Japan can arrange Airport transfer vehicles and train tickets, set up your accommodations, have all rental gear ready for you and arrange catering services.
Fixers Japan will take care of official permissions for filming or organizing paperwork for locations.
Fixers Japan will meet your special needs. Feel free to discuss what you what to do!
Shoots from helicopters, skydiving, bike riding, anything you need, work with us to make a plan that will work best for you! Let us know your vehicle requirements. Low loaders can be arranged as well as filming permits needed for each location.
Special vehicle / Low Loader
Let us know your vehicle requirements. Low loaders can be arranged as well as filming permits needed for each location.
Model / Extra
Fixers Japan can help you find the right models and actors/actresses for your shoot. Professionals in Japan will help to make your production look good and run smoothly. Casting call arrangements can also be made.
Fixers Japan can arrange for rental equipment from a local rental house. Japan’s rental rules can be complicated and difficult to navigate. We can arrange all the equipment you need, as only a local trusted fixer would be able to.
(Please note that equipment arrangements will need to be made while in a major city and taken along.).
LET US SMOOTH YOUR WAY
Many people who come to Japan run into the language barrier. With Fixers Japan, we can provide you with on-the-spot interpreters that will help you. Our interpreter can also accompany your group for highly specialized subjects.
Location Management / Driver
Having a fixer or location manager with you will ensure efficiency to your production. No searching for locations or parking, just great mobility to and from locations. Look at some of the vehicles we have available.
Questions and changes do come up during productions. We at Fixers Japan understand this and our specialist can have answer to you quickly through our local contacts and ability to navigate Japanese websites. Anytime, you have information readily available with on of our fixers assigned to your production.
Needing voiceovers in English? Fixers Japan has professional staff for you. Our staff is diverse from various backgrounds. Please feel free to make inquires as to your language requirements.
PA.s with Fixers Japan will take care of moving your equipment, getting location and release information for any participants in your production.
Leave your interviews to us at Fixers Japan. Interviewing subjects is no problem for us. We can set up IC recorders and camcorders and take field interviews for you in English and Japanese, and please inquire for other languages.
Fixers Japan can provide you with professional photographers or assistants that will travel with you anywhere in Japan. Bilingual photographers and assistants are also available upon request.
While your production is ongoing, we at Fixers Japan will take care of expenses to help relieve you of the stress of managing money maters. We keep track of your expenses, which can be settled upon completion of the production. (Generally there is a 15% -20% charges, feel free to consult us.)
Fixers Japan will travel to any location in Japan, no matter the remoteness to assist you in any capacity giving you peace of mine that your production will run smoothly throughout from start to finish.
The Japanese Government strictly regulates drones and illegal use of drones comes with substantially heavy fines. Please contact Fixers Japan if you are requiring drone footage. Due the high volume of applications, permission for flying drones will require at least 4-5 weeks prior to your shoot date.
Complimentary Services Provided by FIXERS JAPAN
Free Internet Access while on the move:
When you are with Fixers Japan, you can enjoy Japan’s high speed Internet anytime our staff is with you.
We have walkie-talkies available for your project upon request. We have up to 5 devices free of charge available for you.
Power Socket :
Power sockets are available upon your request.
300W AC100V is available in vehicle upon your request.
LET US MEET YOUR LAST NEEDS
At Fixers Japan, once your production wraps, we can provide you with translated text and voice-overs.
Feel free to inquire with us to your specific needs.
Fixers Japan can assist you in shipping production equipment by FedEx, EMS, UPS, DHL or any other preferred shipping method.
Fixers Japan has professional photo editors on our staff. Save time and allow for us to edit and prepare you shots! Please feel free to send your inquires.
Fixers Japan is here for all pre-production, production, and postproduction needs. No mater how big or small, send your questions to Fixers Japan. We are here for you. We look forward to makeing your experience in Japan the best and provide you with a smooth relaxed well-coordinated production.
Its possible you have questions for us that were not on the list. Please don't hesitate, if there is something you need that is not on the list, feel free to ask! FIXERS JAPAN has the answer for you.
We at FIXERS JAPAN want to serve as the communication bridge between Japan and the world.
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We very much look forward to working with you!