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It is possible to get video production, video editing and 3D animation services with little out of pocket or up front expense to a business.  The solution is collaborating on trade so if you have a business that provides products or services that I find valuable we can leverage each other’s value propositions and exchange them.  So if you need video work done, I may need a new roof (which unfortunately we will need soon) — you get the point. 

One of my goals for this website is to find more freelance video production, video editing and 3D animation projects.  In the past I have enjoyed providing video services for smaller companies and nonprofits and have even provided these services on trade.  Bartering in this way has proven to be a creative win-win relationship!

Startups have limited resources at first

Perhaps you are a startup looking for quality and high value and want to keep your costs down.  Maybe your organization was looking to get videos made but due to the prohibitive cost and high quotes you were getting you decided to delay such investments to divert your limited resources to grow your business elsewhere.  Trading what you provide as value with other businesses that can help you is a creative win-win. 

Maybe you tried making videos yourself and you’re just not happy with the results. I have a lot of experience taking existing video projects and re-editing and repurposing them so organizations can get more value out of them.  You can save money and I have always found it challenging and fun to revitalize a business’s branding and messaging in this way.

How bartering for video production works

In exchange for your services and products I can provide video and general media services.  Perhaps you have a lobby video running on a loop you would like to freshen up or you do not have one at all but want one? Perhaps you are looking for a new series of television commercials or web explainer videos?  Maybe you want to put new testimonials on your website from some of your happiest customers, clients or patients?

We can both benefit from this type of collaboration.  In this sense it is not a matter of “you get what you pay for”.  This arrangement allows us to trade on the premium value we each assess for each other.  Depending on the scope of the projects, sometimes the trade doesn’t have to go dollar for dollar, we can even arrange for a percentage of trade at least to keep the project or hourly costs down.

We are currently open to trading our video production and editing services with a few of these businesses:

  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Roofers
  • Computer/Workstations
  • Cloud hosting
  • Pest Control Company
  • Auto Sales & Repair
  • RV Sales and Rentals
  • Home Insulation
  • A/C Repairs
  • A/C Vent Cleaning
  • Home Construction and Subcontractors
  • New Driveway
  • Landscaping Companies
  • Plant Nurseries

This list is subject to change, so if you are a company looking to find creative ways to get Video Production Services without breaking the bank, reach out to me!

Bartering isn’t for everyone

In summary, in the past I have found it very rewarding to work with smaller companies on trade.  Startups without the capital at first to afford the level of video production they could afford at the beginning have limited options. Some companies may find that this is too low brow and are too proud to barter so they will work around not using videos. Rest assured if these companies wait too long their competitors inevitably will not.

I’ve developed some great relationships with some very successful business owners and I’m proud to have seen many of these companies really take off.  Here are some examples of some of the partial trades I have provided video production services in exchange for:  A restaurant with a tab, a week with an RV, a credit for plants at a nursery, pallets of mulch and paver bricks, new computers and monitors, etc.

Please contact me by filling out the contact form or giving me a call. We can talk about your business goals and how videos can help you achieve your goals in advertising, providing information and helping you communicate effectively to your target market.

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I was recently invited by to create a Blender tutorial walkthrough video for Blender Flamenco and explain how to set up a render farm.

If you’re interested in creating your own render pipelines or just making your 3D production workflow more efficient by saving time and getting your renders done faster, check out the video above and please click the like button!

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If you are looking for freelance video production, video editing or 3D animation services I offer creative and quick turnaround!  My name is Aaron Belchamber and I started in media production as a graphic designer in 1995.  Since then, I’ve produced hundreds of videos, animations and other digital marketing materials for broadcast, events and the web.  For companies from Fortune 300 to small, local Mom & Pops. 

I have over 25 years experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Blender, among other tools.  I am a proud member of the Blender Studios community.  I leverage my senior cloud software engineering experience and set up my own render farms including Backburner and Blender’s Flamenco.

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I definitely love the Wounded Warrior Project and other non-profit organizations that focus on helping veterans.  I look to volunteer through mentoring, helping guide veterans to different new career tracks, and I also provide steep discounts for freelance video production and editing for non-profits.  I’ve even provided services on trade for some local companies, gladly trading my video production and web services for restaurant tabs, pavers, and even a new roof!

As a former veteran I know how difficult the transition to civilian life can be.  I know what the business and labor market is like here as well.  Though I made it to the final interview round, I didn’t make it.  I ended up with a job that paid a lot more but the lingering regret that I was rejected made me sad.  Who was missing out more, them or me?  Who could I have helped and made a difference in their lives if I was chosen?

I certainly hope the person who got the job brought with them a passion for helping veterans that for me is there but strangely I see no outlet to help veterans with my skills as a senior video producer, editor and animator AND a senior software cloud engineer.

Jacksonville and Northeast Florida is a challenging job market

I work remotely for an amazing company, but far outside of the Jacksonville, Florida market.  Coming to Jacksonville from a different state, I quickly learned a lot about the employment marketing in Jacksonville but I won’t share much of my observations here but only feel I must stress that it is challenging to find work here.  Jacksonville and North East Florida in general is a highly-competitive labor market which underscores the real challenges veterans who end up in this market will encounter.  I know first hand what Jacksonville is like but after 10 years here I must say it’s a nice place to live but I’m not sure you’re going to work here!

Some dare to complain about the speculation, angel-investor, equity-backed, old-money, tight-knit, old-thinking business environment I’ve encountered throughout the Jacksonville area.  I will say Jacksonville is not as hospitable of a job market in many senses regarding pay and job security compared to similar markets throughout the US.  The disposable mentality towards workers seems disproportionate here.  I’ve heard it enough from fell software engineers, videographers and graphic designers that Jax is a pretty nice area to live and raise a family but in the professional career realm it’s frequently not what you know and how competent and trustworthy you are, it’s who you know.

Here was my pitch that got me to the final round of interviews along with some of the video samples you’ll find on my homepage.

HOOAH! Why choose Aaron for video?

I have over 20 years experience in video and media production as well as a deep understanding of how organizations can use powerful tools to leverage the web to scale and accomplish business priorities and goals.

We only have ONE chance to make a first impression!

You may have a great idea but how do you bring it all together? That’s where I come in!

When I was a crew chief and helicopter repairer in the U.S. Army, I started shooting video out the side of my aircraft for fun. It was great because I could share the experiences I had stationed overseas in Germany with my friends and family back home.

After 5 years of honorable service, I got out and started in the newspaper business as a graphic designer at the Cape Coral Daily Breeze. Believe it or not, I’ve had videos playing on websites since 1997! Thereafter, I started shooting local cable TV and have been producing videos for TV and the web ever since!