A SAVVY LOCAL FIXER FACILITATES YOUR NEEDS TO SHOOT THROUGHOUT JAPAN
The support services we offer are quite diverse. Some journalists might need just a Interpreter. Some photographers might just need a location guide. TV producers might need a local researcher and local producer to assist their entire project from A to Z. We do pre-production work to gather information, arrange interviews and visit various sites to source suitable locations. During the production fieldwork, our fixer will make sure your shooting goes smoothly by scheduling time-line and managing transportation to the locations in time. S/he will also provide interpretation service in both English and Japanese or other language if needed. We fully utilize our local contacts and experiences to smooth the way out for your crew. Feel free to ask if what you need is not listed below. Please refer FAQ for questions you may have.
PRELIMINARY RESEARCH /ARRANGEMENT WORK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
Research, Track down specific subject, protagonist, location for your project through our database, etc.
Make initial contact to the subject or location to seek a possibility of filming/photographing.
Location Scout / Recce
Make reconnaissance and seek suitable locations to film/photograph based on your request. We will report you with photos taken during the recce.
Local production crew can be arranged by a fixer. Translator, Videographer, Photographer, Sound Recordist, Make-up Artist, PA drivers available.
Suitable studuio for your production can be found and booked. Tell us what type, size of studio you are looking for.
Arrange food & beverage catering service to your crew. ''An army marches on its stomach''.
Assist in paperwork, Apply filming permit to the public institution or related organization.
Discuss what you want to do in your show. We will try to meet your special requests. Helicopter shooting, Skydiving, Bike riding, etc.
Special vehicle / Low Loader
Discuss what type of vehicle you need on the shoot. Low loader shoot can be arranged. We will apply for the related filming permit in each location.
Arrange equipment from a local rental trader.
(*No equipment rental can be arranged without hiring a fixer. Can be arranged in major cities only)
Model / Extra
Find suitable model / actor / extra based on your request. Available through local traders too.
LET US SMOOTH YOUR WAY
Our fixer overcomes your language barrier on the spot. However, you might need a specialist in case the topic requires high expertise in the field.
Location Management / Driver
Our fixer / location manager would manage to the destination in the most sufficient way. P.A driver can be arranged as well.See vehicle type
Necessary information to be checked can be looked up immediately by a fixer on the spot.
We offer professional and suitable voiceovers in English. Please ask for other languages.
P.A carries your equipment and takes care of getting your release forms signed from the subject or location.
We can take the field on behalf of you with IC recorder and camcorder. The interview can be done either in Japanese or English.
If f you need a professional photographer or assistant, s/he would go anywhere throughout Japan to fully assist your project.
Expensse paid by us will be billed. (*Normally 15% - 20% charge) ASK for the condition.
We travel throughout Japan with you and fully assist your crew to smooth your way.
Shooting with a dron is restricted by the government. Currently 1 month prior notice is required.
Hot-Spot : No WIFI, No Life. Enjoy FIXERS JAPAN'S High Speed Hot Spot for FREE while being with a fixer.
Walkie Talkie: If you need walkie talkies during your project, 5 devices are available for FREE.
Snap Photo : Ask your fixer in advance for behind the scene photos of your production.
Power Socket : Power sockets are available upon your request.
Car Inverter 300W AC100V is available in vehicle upon your request.
LET US MEET YOUR LAST NEEDS
Translation in text, faithful translation, voice-over after the production.
Assist in shipping production stuffs by FEDEX, EMS, or your preferable method.
For photography service, let us handle retouching if necessary.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance you might need from us after the production.