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Video Services

Shooting & Editing

4K and HD shooting in Japan for corporate videos, commercials, TV, documentaries, event coverage and more. Adobe Premiere/Final Cut editing, After Effects motion graphics and more.

Producing & Fixing

Producing and fixing for video productions of all sizes, including production management, crewing, casting, location scouting and clearance, creative consultation and more.

Translation

Japanese-English translation for a range of contents, including localization of corporate videos and subtitling of feature films for major studios in Japan.

Based in TOKYO, JAPAN, offering video production solutions to a host of clients both in Japan and overseas. Working with a variety of clients from around the world to produce a wide range of creative content including: CORPORATE VIDEO, BROADCAST PROGRAMMING, DOCUMENTARIES, COMMERCIALS, NEWS & EVENT COVERAGE, SHORT FILMS as well as B-ROLL around Tokyo and other locations throughout Japan.

Video Works

Clients

Original Video Projects

Original video project TOKYO MONSTERS
TOKYO MONSTERS (2016-Present)
Creator, producer and editor of TOKYO MONSTERS, a web series exploring the greater world of Japanese film monsters and their impact on Japanese pop culture. The show explores events and monster curiosities around Japan.
Watch all episodes online

Original video project SCIFI JAPAN TV
SCIFI JAPAN TV (2012-2014)
Co-producer and editor for over 40 episodes of this original documentary series, featuring interviews with the directors, producers, and special FX masters of “Godzilla”, “Ultraman” and other famous film monsters.
Watch all episodes online

About Me

I was born in Southampton, England and am a permanent resident of Japan. I graduated from the Intercultural Institute of Japan, Tokyo in 2011 where I studied Japanese.

After graduation I joined the video production company ACTV Japan Ltd as Production Manger, where I oversaw the production of a variety of original contents, corporate videos and broadcast programming. In 2015 I joined the Tokyo-based film and video production company PRIDGE Inc as a Director and Producer.

I have served as Assistant Director and 2nd Unit Director on a number of short special effects films in Japan, including THE CRAWLER IN THE DARK and NEW RETRO HERO: SPACE HUNTER X. In 2015 I served as Assistant Director on the short film HEART OF SWORD, produced in collaboration with Shochiku Studios as part of the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab.

As a lifelong fan of Japanese monster movies, I have created and produced two original web series, SCIFI JAPAN TV (2012-14) and TOKYO MONSTERS (2016-present), featuring interviews with the legendary filmmakers behind the “Godzilla” and “Ultraman” films.

Jim M. Ballard

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