About

1Video Production Company

BLARE Media is a client-focused video production company concentrating on the development of powerful and creative videos in Fresno, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Dallas, Austin as well as all throughout the Country. We offer high quality, attention-getting results that are designed to achieve the specific goals and/or target markets of each individual client.

From image acquisition to final deliverables, we bring the best equipment, software, and industry-proven workflows to every project with one thing in mind: to produce great-looking content for our clients.

BLARE Media is experienced in servicing a wide range of clients and project types, including TV commercials, feature films, shorts, content for web streaming, corporate training videos, trade show loopers, and even Hollywood red carpet interviews.

We like to be a total camera solution for your project. Our rates for the gear are competitive with most LA houses but since we only do “wet” rentals, we include a Director of Photography with every package.

How It All Started

BLARE Media was formed in 2005 by filmmaker and technology buff Justin McAleece and entrepreneur and marketer Blake Barnett. Their mission was to create the best quality video productions possible for local businesses that did not have the large budgets that bigger brands might. To that end, they designed a completely tapeless, high-definition workflow which would allow stunning image quality while being much faster and more economical to edit than film.

Portfolio

Microsoft Rewards

Commercial - San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Rewards TNC Kenya Sweepstakes Video. For this Microsoft project we were fortunate to travel all the way to multiple… View the Video

Ricoh Marketing Video

Corporate - San Diego, CA

When Ricoh – a multinational industrial and commercial printing powerhouse – asked Blare Media to make a great video introducing… View the Video

The Markkula Center for Appl…

Explainer Videos - San Jose, CA

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University contacted Blare Media as an upcoming election was fast approaching… View the Video

Taco Bell Headquarters and T…

Corporate - Los Angeles, CA

When Taco Bell Canada needed a local team from Los Angeles to cover a special trip for contest winners they… View the Video

Blu-ray Disc Association

Corporate - Los Angeles, CA

Blu-ray Technology Here is a video we created to promote 4k Blu-ray technology. This is one video out of a… View the Video

Moss Adams

Corporate - Seattle, WA

Seattle Video Production Sometimes when we do interviews for clients it’s a difficult thing to get the people to give… View the Video

Williams-Sonoma Recruitment …

Corporate - Las Vegas, NV

Recruitment Video for Williams-Sonoma Williams-Sonoma Home offers an exclusive assortment of casually elegant furniture, lighting and decorative accessories – all… View the Video

All Because of COVID

Music Videos - Seattle, WA

On a recent trip to Seattle to shoot a music video, our director of photography, Justin McAleece found himself arriving… View the Video

Kaplan College

Commercial - Fresno, CA

Branding Video for Kaplan College Here is the 60 second branding video we did with JP Marketing for Kaplan College.… View the Video

Deli Delicious

Commercial - Fresno, CA

Deli Delicious is a, well… Delicious Deli that started in Fresno and has since expanded to a multitude of locations… View the Video

Roles

Primary Roles
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Director of Photography
Secondary Roles
  • Storyboards
  • Writer
  • Assistant Camera
  • DIT
  • Grip
  • Hair/Makeup
  • Onsite Editor
  • Production Assistant
  • Editor
  • Motion Graphics

Equipment

Camera
  • Inspire
  • Mavic
  • GoPro
  • Panasonic
  • Panasonic GH5
  • RED
  • RED Epic Dragon
  • Sony
  • Sony FS5
  • Canon Lenses
  • Lense Filters
Grip & Lighting
  • Generator
  • Grip Van/ Truck
  • Medium Grip Package
  • HMI Lighting
  • Large Light Kit
  • Medium Light Kit
Camera Support
  • Dana Dolly
  • DJI Ronin
  • Doorway Dolly
  • Jib
  • Monitor
  • Slider
  • Steadicam
  • Teleprompter
Audio
  • Portable Multi-Channel Mixer & Recorder
  • Wireless Lavelier Kit

Referrals

5.0 Out of
5 Stars
Overall rating from 20 reviews
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Cody Fletcher
Google.com

An exceptionally talented company of filmakers/content creators who consistently make the most out of any situation they're given.

4 months ago
crystalpyramid.com
Shoots.video

Blake from Blare Media and Crystal Pyramid Productions in San Diego have worked together for many years and always very professional and fun too.

7 months ago
Joel Dibble
Clutch.co

Thanks to BLARE Media's work, the client received exemplary feedback from stakeholders. Understanding and hardworking, the team was able to capture the message of the organization's book. Above all, they were able to deliver excellently despite limited timeframe and budget.

8 months ago
Mary Silva
Google.com

It was a pleasure working with Blare Media on our video project. This was a complex project since we were producing 5 videos. One of which is a commercial on MAVTV. They accommodated all of our requests and were very patient with us. Their professionalism, quality and value can't be beat.

1 year ago
Anonymous
Clutch.co

BLARE Media quickly turned around the video, producing quality content despite the difficult filming location. However, they could've better adjusted the lighting during filming. They were incredibly communicative throughout the process and professionally explained their work to those unfamiliar.

1 year ago
Sascha Haas
Clutch.co

A collaborative team, BLARE Media organized a successful project that resulted in excellent footage.

2 years ago
Jonathan Bailor
Clutch.co

Though not released yet, the film and overall support provided BLARE Media have impressed the internal team. Their ability to deliver fantastic work remains a valuable part of their engagement, and their easy-to-work-with team is creative and reliable. 

2 years ago
Anonymous
Clutch.co

The videos have been a success, all meeting the company’s expectations for quality and adding production value. The BLARE Media team is a top-notch team, providing excellent service and proving their expertise through continually impressive final products. 

2 years ago
Joaquin Vargas
Facebook.com

Always professional and on it. The turnaround is always fast and the work is top notch. I worked as an actor for them and as a casting assistant and they are always welcoming!!!

2 years ago
Scott Cummings
Google.com

I cannot express properly in words my delight in working with everyone at Blare Films. From the engagement process, to storyboarding, to filming and production, everyone that works there is beyond amazing. We hired them to produce a corporate video for us and they truly brought our vision to life and made it better than we could have hoped for! We were blown away with the final product and the feedback we have received from our team has been amazing. They are knowledgeable, patient and perfectionists. I look forward to working with them again on our next project and it is my extreme pleasure to give them our highest endorsement.

2 years ago
Heidi Luo
Facebook.com

I had chance to work on their Fresno project this week. They are wonderful people to work with. They made my job very easy and made their client happy.

2 years ago
Jared Lundy
Google.com

It's always a pleasure working with BLARE Media. If you want the job done right at an affordable price I highly recommend them!

3 years ago
David Del Mar
Google.com

As a marketing & business development consultant, I am often called upon to assist clients with video-related creative and production work. If the task or project is simple and straightforward, I or one of my colleagues can typically handle it. But if situation requires tier-1 creative, cinematography, video editing, special efforts or logistics… I use Blair Media.

I met Blake & Justin in 2006, while consulting for a Central California ad agency. They had the P’s… Professionalism, Passion, and a fair Price. The projects we did were completed on-time and on-budget, and they always brought something extra to the work. Even in those days, they had a lot of good experience and creative ideas.

Since then, my consultancy has used Blair Media for: corporate videos, 15/30/60 sec television spots, start-up pitch videos, association branding, crowdfunding pitches, a short film, documentary style event coverage, aerial footage of larger energy projects, and equipment rental. They have also assisted us with project ideation and resolving complex technical problems.

If you are looking for a local, regional, or national-reach video production company that can provide the best creative, technical and logistics capabilities… I can recommend Blake, Justin and the entire Blair Media crew, without hesitation.

Good look on your next project!

David del Mar, Prescient Development

3 years ago
Ryan Gibson
Facebook.com

BLARE Media is perfect

3 years ago
Dana Nielsen
Google.com

We hired Blare Media to do post-event recap videos for a major trade show of ours that was in Texas this year. The bar was already set very high based on previous videos we have done, but they really stepped it up and exceeded my expectations with their professionalism onsite and incredible work.

3 years ago
sjpace2
Shoots.video

Blake and everyone at Blare Media were very easy to work with on a commercial for 51Fifty, for
which I did the voice over. The commercial looked amazing. Can't go wrong with these guys!

4 years ago
Brendan W
Google.com

We hired BLARE Media to film a recent company event and encode the feed for a live webcast stream. The team was professional, easy to work with, and captured a great event for our audience. Thanks for all your hard work!

4 years ago
Gary Schaefer
Google.com

Working with Ro and the Blair Media team was very easy and seamless. They were able to fulfill my exact needs for resources and gear for an event and interviews. They were professional and timely in responding as we worked through the details. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to future engagements.

5 years ago
Shana Kemp
Google.com

The consummate professionals! Always a joy to work with and their equipment and techniques are top notch! Very easy to collaborate with and it's great to work with a production team that has great creative energy to contribute instead of simply pointing and shooting.

5 years ago
Terry Williams
Google.com

I recently worked with Blare Media on a TV spot and could not be more pleased. They did a super job. They took our conceptual script and made it work with judicious revisions. The end product told our story very well.

5 years ago