TV LOCATION COORDINATOR

My Services

  • Research
  • Location scouting
    eg. for reconstruction scenes. ("saigen")
  • Setting up filming permission
    for museums, art galleries, private houses, parks, castles, universities, special events, interviews etc.
  • Transport
    I drive my own 7-seater Toyota Estima, so no extra driver is needed. I can organize additional transport if necessary.
  • Interpreting & translation
    for interviews, narration information etc.
  • Hiring local staff & facilities
    (camera operator, sound recordist, hair/make-up artist, lighting electrician, grip; camera equipment, lighting equipment, helicopters, grip equipment such as dollies or cranes etc.)
  • Casting of local actors
    & extras, hiring of props & costumes etc.
  • Acquiring archive film material
    eg. from BBC, Reuters etc., or stills images from picture libraries; clearing permission for their use in Japanese TV programmes.
  • Organizing accommodation and meals etc & generally looking after the crew & celebrities

  • If necessary, appearing in front of the camera myself!

Basically, anything you want I can fix!

Just to let you all know that I havenít retired: Iím still working full time and am very much alive! So Iím looking forward to the chance of working with you, my loyal old clients, and of working with new clients too.

At last after over six years I have decided to update my website: a job which is well overdue! During that period I have continued to work with many of my regular clients who are already on the list below, such as:



Examples of programmes I've worked on, for NHK and the independent networks
(TV Tokyo, TBS, TV Asahi, Nihon TV, Fuji TV, Mainichi Hoso etc):

  • World Journey from the Heart (SekaiWagakokoro no Tabi)
  • Album of Famous Music (Meikyoku Album)
  • Human University (NingenDaigaku)
  • Wonderful World Trip (SubarashikiChikyuu no Tabi)
  • TBS World Heritage (SekaiIsan)
  • NHK World Heritage (SekaiIsan)
  • Discovery of the World's Mysteries (SekaiFushigiHakken)
  • Homestays round the World (SekaiUrurunTaizaiki)
  • So you think you know (ShitteruTsumori)
  • Song of the Gods (Kamigami no Uta)
  • Passionate Continent (JounetsuTairiku)
  • Great Masters of Art (Bi no Kyojintachi)
  • Astonishing News around the World (SekaiGyouten News)
  • Wandering around the Cities of the World (SekaiFureaiMachiAruki)
  • Letters from Heaven, with Hiroyuki Ehara (Ehara Hiroyuki Special: Tengokukara no Tegami)
  • MBS The Honeymoon Breakfast (Shittoko: Shinkon-san no Asagohan)
  • Global Vision: Iceland & Ireland
  • MBS Chichinpuipui: London 2012 Olympics & Queen Elizabeth's Diamond
  • Jubilee, with NaoyaKawata
  • NTV Zip: Happy Labo
  • NHK Eco-Tour: Skye
  • NHK Chelsea Flower Show with Katsuyuki Ishihara
  • NHK Special, Documentary Wave: Londongrad, Putin and Wealthy Russians in London
  • NHK Sailing round Scandinavia, with Yuuka Nomura (GuruttoHokuouHantou)
  • NHK Sailing round UK, with Yuuka Nomura (GuruttoIgirisu)
  • NHK Documentary on Keiko Ihara, Female Racing Driver, at Le Mans & Silverstone
  • NHK: Eternal Heroines: Vivien Leigh, UK & USA (Eien no Heroine, Vivien Leigh)
  • NTV Happy Christmas Show with Enya in Dublin
  • Road round the World, Ireland, with Hiro Komura (ChikyuuKaidou)
  • Green Journey
  • Castles round the World (Sekai no Shiro)
  • The Fateful Choice (Unmei no Sentaku)
  • TBS Fantastic Views around the World, Lake District (ChikyuuZekkeiKikou)
  • TBS We asked the World (Sekai no MinnaniKiiteMita)
  • Wowow BBC Earth, with ChristelTakigawa

Production companies I've often worked with:

  • Temjin TV Production
  • TBS-Vision
  • Nikkei Visual Images
  • TV Man Union
  • NHK
  • NHK Enterprises
  • NHK Educational
  • NHK Creative
  • NHK Joho Network
  • Documentary Japan
  • Kyodo TV
  • TV Tokyo
  • TV Tokyo Commercial
  • TBS
  • Mainichi Broadcasting System
  • Iwate Broadcasting System
  • TV Asahi
  • Fuji TV
  • NTV
  • TV Asahi
  • Pao Network
  • Telecom Staff
  • Nexus
  • J-Sports
  • Sponichi Creates
  • F-Bun no Ichi
  • Project Dawn
  • Amazon Laterna
  • Hi-Standard
  • Rolling Inc
  • Formulation Inc
  • Group Gendai Films
  • Will Alliance
  • Free Pit
  • D-Gumi Project/D-Project
  • Ange de Beautť
  • Imagine
  • Slowhand
  • Nourinhousou (Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Nosco Confidential

I've been lucky enough to work alongside people such as Nakadai Tatsuya, CW Nicol, Yamamura So, YazawaEikichi, Asano Yuko, Dan Fumi, Aramata Hiroshi, Ujiki Tsuyoshi, Inamori Izumi, IsshikiSae, MatsutoyaYuumin, IkueSakakibara, Miyuki Imori, Takahiro Azuma, Nomura Yuuka, Nakajima Tomoko, Aoshima Kenta, Gushiken Yoko, Kurokawa Akihito (Kuro-chan), Hiro Komura, Christel Takigawa, Ehara Hiroyuki, Kuwata Naoya, Ihara Keiko, Ikegami Akira, Katsumura Masanobu etc.



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