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I want to know more about how to get into Japan and be a movie

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I want to know more about how to get into Japan and be a movie director, script writer and producer i need an experienced expert who has a lot of experience?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Josie-Mod replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm a Moderator for this topic. I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you right away, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you. Thank you!

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
No matter what country you want to work in to be in any of these fields, you will need to take classes in order to understand the craft that is film making. Things like operate a camera as well as sound syncing/editing are just some of the things you will have to learn. Basic courses such as introduction to film, film theory, screenwriting, and document making are some of the classes as well to take.

Here are just a few of the schools from which you can study in Japan to learn your new craft:

http://www.nyfa.edu/film-schools-location/tokyo.php

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/film/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon_University

http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/tokyo/index.html



Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I would like some help in getting to Japan how would i get into there and learn Japanese and do film making as a student with no money?


 


Am already in the lightsfilmschool one not sure if the English or USA one is the same as the Japanese one am a student of it already?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
From what I can see in my research, the school you are going to (I believe online) are one in the same as they have an international office in Japan. What I would recommend is to contact your school that you are attending and see if they have a career office that can work with you on a possible transfer to Japan. It looks like it is online so not sure how this would work. If no such option is available, then I would contact the other schools that I gave you links to and ask them on loans or possible funding to study in Japan.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi.


 


Do you mind me asking how many years experience do you have in the entertainment industry i don't mean to be rude?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Not being rude at all. While not a person in the entertainment industry, I have been a researcher for over 20+ years on many topics . Questions like these I have seen before in libraries as well as online.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for saying am not being rude am so touched. How is it possible to be friends with Japanese people who are models without being famous myself? I just want to be friends with them.

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
I would in this case see if the person you are interested in has a website dedicated to them. From there you can join a fan club and communicate via email. They may also have events for which you can attend. Also check social media sites such as Facebook and myspace.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The Japanese models don't mind being friends with normal people like me who isn't anyone?


 


I would like to contact http://www.facebook.com/katie.yamamoto.31?fref=ts


or if you can't open the link Katie Yamamoto but can't seem to contact her and add her as a friend because she said she will be busy on her page?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Says on her facebook site that you can send a friend request or message her. She may be the person who likes to read their messages online so go ahead first and friend her. Never know what may happen!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I sent her a friend request but don't know why she hasn't accepted it?


 


I just sent her a message.

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Depends on how much she visits her facebook site. I have sent friend requests to others in the past and it can take time as some people are not on facebook as others. Just will need some patience.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How would I be close friends with her not as in a relationship but really good friends with her how should i approach her these are what I said before?:


 


Hi Katie hope you got my other Facebook messages.


 


If you get my messages please can you reply back. I haven't got much friends so would like to be friends with you the ones on my facebook page hardly contact me but not actual friends like you.


 


Hi Katie do you mind if we can be friends?


 


I sent her this on September the 18th:


 




Hi Katie-san i hope to meet you one day because i want to be a movie director, script writer, some producer work and investment but some of it and i will help you learn to sing, act in my movies even in hollywood and Japan and Asia?






Your like a Big Sister to me i have no sisters left they don't respect me.



Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Start with being friends in facebook and see what happens. Just be yourself.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't think what I said makes sense?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Just wait and see what happens when she writes back. Not good to keep sending requests over and over again. I am sure she will receive your first request soon. Also check to see if she has any fan clubs you can contact as well.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Where do I find her fan clubs?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
I looked online but did not find anything. A good way to find out would be to contact her modeling agency and ask if she has a fan club.

I wish you luck in your career and becoming friends with this person. Please feel free to rate my answers when you get a chance and have a great day! Best of luck!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What's her modeling agency I don't see her on the one she gave on her facebook?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Here is the modeling agency she is working for:

https://www.facebook.com/katie.yamamoto.31/info
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I see her here link now in English but i don't see her on their i searched in the search box?: http://dxim.biz/en/index.php?koi=foreign&action=female&page=3


 

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
If you were unable to locate her, try sending a message in the contact box:

http://dxim.biz/en/main.php?koi=contact
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Am I allowed to because am just a normal person?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
No reason why not. Normal people like ourselves can send a message. Try and see what happens.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Because my Mum would say am stupid how can a normal person contact a famous person and she's a model also. She thinks people will laugh at me and find me funny.

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Go ahead and try sending a message and see what happens. Never know unless you try!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Just sent her one. I said this I think: am looking for a model called Katie Yamamoto can't see her on the website can you help me please. Thank you very much. Is that ok what I typed to you?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Sound great! Hope you hear back soon!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

You want me to type that to them also?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
What you sent is fine. No need to add anything else.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What kind of Visa do I need to be a movie director, script writer and producer in Japan or is their no such thing?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
A Visa is needed to visit the country so here is information on when you plan to travel:

http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-7108b.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Oh am not from America am from the United Kingdom?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Sorry about sending the incorrect info.

Here is information from the UK:

http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/visa/FAQ.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No that's fine thank you very much. So how would I live in Japan do you have some information about it?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:

http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/pdfs/guide_living_en.pdf
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Never received a reply back from the modelling website seems am not important to them been about a week now?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Only been a week. Just hang in there as they may get back to you soon. Busy time of year.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Oh yeah good point. Are their standards for dating a Japanese model?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Always important to know ediquette in any culture:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e622.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What else is that all?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
This site above is a good review for when you travel to Japan.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What types of models do they have in Japan?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Check the website that I sent earlier to you on the model you are trying to locate as the site had many models listed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I meant what types of style of models does Japan have like magazine models and what others?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
http://www.virtualjapan.com/wiki/ViVi_Magazine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I just need to know the types of models in Japan not specific females?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Not sure I can come up with an answer for that.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes go ahead i will wait.

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Have not been able to locate what you are looking for. You can google models in Japan to get an understanding of what people are doing in this field. Check the image site of google to get pictures of what they look like.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi i have not received any reply back from the model i want to know about since now still no reply for katie Yamamoto?

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Not sure but could be many reasons. Start of the new year as well as being very busy after the holidays so just need to be patient I would guess.

Maybe other experts may have another idea for contact so I will opted out for now and see what others may have to say.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much.

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Your welcome and have a great day!
Expert:  MediaArtsSpecialist replied 1 year ago.
Hi Will

I would make the suggestion if the friend request was not seen or replied to within a week or so that you cancel and re-send.

Facebook now separates friend messages and "other" messages meaning that if you have not become a friend with someone on facebook and you send them a message, it often times gets grouped into the "other messages" folder. The issue with this is that they often arent notified they have another message and some people don't even realize there is an "other" folder for messages from non friends.

Biggest thing is not being pushy with the opposite sex, especially someone who is so busy with a career like Katie. Just keep this in mind.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much my good friend.

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