Jim Ballard

Tokyo, Japan

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Video producer, editor and production manager based in TOKYO, JAPAN, offering video production solutions to a host of clients both in Japan and overseas. Working with major brands, small businesses and individuals 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.

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

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

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

Originally from Southampton, England and a permanent resident of Japan since 2009. Graduated from the Intercultural Institute of Japan, Tokyo in 2011. Served as Production Manager and Producer for ACTV Japan Ltd from 2011 to 2015, overseeing the production of corporate videos, broadcast programming and a number of original contents. Joined the Tokyo-based film and video production company PRIDGE Inc in 2015 as a Director and Producer.

I have been in the industry since 2011.

Jim M. Ballard - Video Producer in Japan
Added on 7/18/2017
I am a video and media producer based in Japan. Fluent in English and Japanese, I offer filming, editing, fixing, translation, subtitles and much more.


Camera Operator – THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD with Dennis Wholey in Japan (14 episodes)

April, 2014 — current
Television – THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD with Dennis Wholey (PBS)

Production Assistant – Make B. Modern Asia

December, 2016 — current
Commercial – O Boticário

Production Manager – My Tempur #welovesleep

July, 2015 — July, 2015
Commercial – Tempur-Pedic International, Inc

Camera Operator – Honeywell Ibasho House

May, 2013 — October, 2014
Corporate – Honeywell International Inc.

Camera Operator – IBX® Tokyo 4 (TY4) Data Center Tour

July, 2015 — August, 2015
Corporate – Equinix, Inc.

Camera Operator / Editor / Production Manager – Various seminars, internal videos

May, 2013 — August, 2015
Corporate – Mitsui Home Co., Ltd.

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