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 Previa, so no extra driver is needed. I can organize additional transport if necessary.
  • Interpreting & translation
    for interviews, narration information etc.
  • Hiring local staff & facilities
    (cameraman, soundman, hair/make-up artist, lighting electrician, grip; NTSC or High Definition 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!



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 (Sekai Wagakokoro no Tabi)
  • Album of Famous Music (Meikyoku Album)
  • Human University (Ningen Daigaku)
  • Wonderful World Trip (Subarashiki Chikyuu no Tabi)
  • TBS World Heritage (Sekai Isan)
  • NHK World Heritage (Sekai Isan)
  • Discovery of the World's Mysteries (Sekai Fushigi Hakken)
  • Homestays round the World (Sekai Ururun Taizaiki)
  • So you think you know (Shitteru Tsumori)
  • Song of the Gods (Kamigami no Uta)
  • Passionate Continent (Jounetsu Tairiku)
  • Great Masters of Art (Bi no Kyojintachi)
  • Astonishing News around the World (Sekai Gyouten News)
  • Wandering around the Cities of the World (Sekai Fureai Machi Aruki)
  • Letters from Heaven, with Hiroyuki Ehara (Ehara Hiroyuki Special: Tengoku kara 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 Naoya Kawata
  • 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 (Gurutto Hokuou Hantou)
  • NHK Sailing round UK, with Yuuka Nomura (Gurutto Igirisu)
  • 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 (Chikyuu Kaidou)
  • Green Journey
  • Castles round the World (Sekai no Shiro)
  • The Fateful Choice (Unmei no Sentaku)
  • TBS Fantastic Views around the World, Lake District (Chikyuu Zekkei Kikou)
  • TBS We asked the World (Sekai no Minna ni Kiite Mita)
  • Wowow BBC Earth, with Christel Takigawa

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 Beauté
  • 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, Yazawa Eikichi, Asano Yuko, Dan Fumi, Aramata Hiroshi, Ujiki Tsuyoshi, Inamori Izumi, Isshiki Sae, Matsutoya Yuumin, Ikue Sakakibara, 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 etc.



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