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  • Fresno, CA
  • United States
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Red Epic Dragon and other Cinematic Hammers

This was definitely a banner year for new cameras at NAB. The continuing evolution of computer as camera had brought another manufacturer into the mix – AJA. It has also meant that Blackmagic has continued to expand their line with the much talked about Ursa, which is a large, heavy and also diametrically opposed…See More
May 23, 2014
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STOLEN: DIVA 400 Flight Pack. + others

I had 2 Kino DIVA 400 Lights stolen in a big, black case that also contained stands, tubes, louvers and the diffusion. There was also a Norm's Shorty combo stand and a wireless mic set. If you see any punk asses selling 2 slick fluorescent lights please let me know. I'll make it worth your while. Please email me at justin at blare media dot net. Thanks.Here's a link to the mess I'm talking about:…See More
Jan 8, 2014
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Nov 1, 2013
BLARE Media - Justin McAleece replied to Jennifer Tadlock's discussion Need to hire Sound mixer ASAP with audio equipment
"Who's shooting the rest of it?"
Nov 1, 2013
BLARE Media - Justin McAleece posted a video

Cinema Reel 2013 from Blare Media on Vimeo.

Cinema Reel 2013

Here is the cinema reel for the last few years of Blare Media's narrative work. Some of the images are taken from projects that Justin McAleece or Ian McAleece worked as Camera Operators, Gaffers or both but most are from projects where they…
Oct 29, 2013
BLARE Media - Justin McAleece replied to Patrick Dill's discussion Looking for Doorway Dolly to rent
"Why don't you check next door tough guy!!! I have one sitting here."
Oct 29, 2013
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Ultimate Christmas Sweater 2010

"MY FAVORITE!!!! Blare Media Rocks! Janet"
Oct 2, 2013
BLARE Media - Justin McAleece replied to Vince Cosentino's discussion Profile pictures and updates
"Not everyone is as strikingly handsome as you Vince.  Give us troglodytes a break."
Aug 28, 2013

Profile Information

Level of Experience:
Years of Experience:
6-9, 10+
Areas of Experience:
Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound Mixer, Editor, Camera Op, AC, Visual Effects artist, PA
Available for freelance work?
Tell us about yourself:
BLARE Media is a client-focused media production company concentrating on the development of powerful and creative video, digital photography, websites and graphic design throughout California. We offer high quality, attention-getting results that are designed to meet and achieve the specific goals and/or target markets of each individual client. We also are the proud owners of the only RED One camera in the central valley and have shot numerous music videos, commercials, short films, episodics and corporate and industrial videos with it.
List your credits:
Madison Lane - Episodic Web Series - 2008
Push - 2008
Graham Ice - In the works 2009
Sinister Heaven - Feature - 2009
Four Deep - Short - 2009
Own A Car Spots - 2006-2009
Daydream - Short - 2008
Sometimes People Wear Black Shirts - 2005
Tell us about the equipment you own:
RED ONE Rental
Our RED One package is priced at an ultra low, ultra HD rate of $1250/day. 2 days at $2000 and Weekly Rental of $4500. These rates come with a DIT or Digital Imaging Technician. The DIT will in most cases be the Company Co-founder and Resident RED Expert Justin McAleece. While not doing his duties as the DIT while shooting he will also act as a Data Wrangler. The Data Wrangler's duties and benefits include making backups while shooting with extensive checksum and verification. In many cases we also offer a unique service by transcoding, encoding and burning a SD DVD of all of the day's footage complete with burned-in timecode. Our RED One Package comes with the following:
Camera Package Includes:
Red One Body w/ Compact Flash Module, Tape Hook, and Body Cap
Red 18-50mm 2.8 Lens
RedRockMicro 2-Stage Swing Away 19mm Matte Box complete with Top eyebrow and adjustable side wings
Rosco Tru Color 4x5.65 Hot Mirror IRND
4x5.65 - 1.2 and 1.8 ND filters
4x5.65 - Circular Polarizer
4x5.65 - .6 Hard Grad ND
Tiffen 72mm Screw on .6 ND
Follow Focus with 3", 12" and 18 Whips
Dell 24" 1080P DVI monitor with 10', 20' and 30' HDMI Cables
Vinten Vision 10 Tripod Head with Carbon Fiber Sticks and Floor Spreader
100 mm bowl Hi hat
Red Onboard 5.6" LCD w/ Cable & Arm
Red Power Pack - Includes RED Charger, 3 RED Batteries and DC power Cable
Red A/C Adapter
(2) 320gb Red Raid Drives
(3) 8gb Compact Flash Cards
(4) Mini XLR Cables
(2) Mini BNC to BNC Adapter
(2) RED Carbon X Super lightweight 19mm 24" Rods
(3) Universal Mounts
(2) Top Mounts
Top Handle w/ Handle Extension
Red Cradle
Red Right and Left Handles
Red Cheese Plate
(2) Red Side Handles
Red Dovetail
Universal Mount with Custom Shoulder Pad
Red Wingnut backup pack
(2) Bolt Set backup
Complete Allen Wrench and Mini Screwdriver set
Camera Cart
Monitor Cart
Canon Lens Set (applicable upon arrival of Birger Mount)
Canon EF 16-35 f2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L USM
Canon EF 50 f1.4 USM
Canon EF 85 f1.8 USM
Nikon AF-S 17-35 f2.8D
Custom Pelican Case contains camera and all camera Accessories
Custom Pelican Lens Case contains all lenses and accessories

Video Production

Ultra HD Red One camera
2 Sony Z1U High Definition HDV cameras
1 Sony FX1 High Definition HDV camera
2 Sony VX2000 cameras
1 Vinten Vision10 Head with Carbon Fiber Sticks
2 Bogen 503 Heads with 3181 Sticks
2 Bogen 3136 Heads with 3181 Sticks
Speed Rail Dolly with 40' of tracks
SkyCrane custom 10' camera jib
Glidecam4000, handheld steadicam

Editing Suites/ Post-Production

MacPro 8 x 3.0 GHZ with RAID array, 5 GB RAM (2) 24" Widescreen LCD monitors
Mac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz with RAID array, 4.5 GB RAM, (2) 24" Widescreen LCD monitors
Mac G5 Dual 1.8 GHz with 1 terabyte storage, 3.5GB RAM, 2 x 19" Monitor
3 x Mac G4 rough edit computer with 500GB storage, 1GB RAM, 19" monitor
Core2Duo Windows Station
Final Cut Studio 2, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Apple Shake 4, Apple Logic Pro, Discreet
Combustion 3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, MIDI keyboard, Photo
Printer, VHS Decks, etc...
Benq PE7700 WXGA HD projector with 120" DaLite Screen.

Audio Production

Mix Pre 2 Channel professional location mixer
Sanken CS-1 short shotgun mic
Sennheiser MK416
2 x Rycote Windjammer, full suspension, and zeppelin
K-TEK 12' Carbon Fiber Boom Pole
Gitzo 9' Carbon Fiber Boom Pole
3 x Sony 7506 Headphones
4 x Sennheiser EvolutionG2 100 Series wireless handheld and lavalier mic system
Sennheiser long shotgun mic
Sennheiser ME40 cardioid
VO Mic Set
PreSonus FIREPOD 8 track audio input device

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Red Epic Dragon and other Cinematic Hammers

This was definitely a banner year for new cameras at NAB. The continuing evolution of computer as camera had brought another manufacturer into the mix – AJA. It has also meant that Blackmagic has continued to expand their line with the much talked about Ursa, which is a large, heavy and also…


Posted on May 23, 2014 at 2:52pm

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Hey guys, please add me on Twitter @MovieKnowHow where you can find simple and consistently useful daily tips for the complete filmmaker.  I talk about everything from writing to gripping to DP'ing and directing, to editing to overall concepts of storytelling.  Does anyone have a specific topic they'd like to learn more about?

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 7:36am

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At 11:28pm on February 12, 2011, mike schwabenland said…

Hi justin...


I'm looking for production support for the production of three spec comedy videos for the clovis rodeo...I have actors and rough scripts...

I need a cinematographer with camera and an editor to shoot in the next three weeks and finish and post by mid-march. 

The quality would be similar to our last video:

email me when you can for more info...




At 8:55pm on April 9, 2010, DJ Sauceda said…
Check out both of DJ'S upcoming Movies And see who he is starring with
At 1:37pm on August 19, 2009, Matt Sconce said…
I agree Justin. Fresno is beginning to have its film industry take flight. It has taken a while to build momentum, but we seem to have some now. I also hope to work with you on this forefront of the revolution! By the way, add me as a friend as for some reason I can't add you.
At 11:46am on August 18, 2009, Bill Boyle said…
UCLA Extensions Instructor and Award winning screenwriter Bill Boyle will conduct a series of Screenwriting Workshop in Fresno based around his ‘Visual Mindscape’ approach to screenwriting.

Bill Boyle’s feature screenplays have received multiple awards and recognition including: • Palm Springs Film Festival Critics Choice • Atlantic City Film Festival Audience Choice • Toronto Reel World Festival Best Canadian Feature • ACTRA nomination for Best Dramatic Writer • Canadian Film Awards Finalist • Recipient of the Harold Greenberg Fund • Chicago Film Festival Special Jury Nomination.

When you register for a workshop you will receive
a special code # that makes you eligible for
Write Brother’s ‘Movie Magic’ Software at the reduced price of $99.00
(A saving of $151.00 off the regular price)

To receive a more detailed synopsis of the workshops and biography for Bill Boyle send an email to and the information will be sent to you. The Fresno Filmmakers web site doesn’t allow for attachments so you will need to include your personal or business email.

Workshop Fees:
Prior to September 1st -- $50 or $125 for all three workshops
After September 1st -- $65 or $175 for all three workshops

Credit Card payments can be made by going to and making a payment to

Payment by Check made out to Bill Boyle at 12930 Ventura Blvd, #552 - Studio City, CA 91604

If you have any further questions you can contact Liz or Beth @ 530-354-8171 or email at or Bill Boyle @ 818-808-7336.
At 9:51am on August 14, 2009, Matt Sconce said…
Justin, thanks for the involvement you and your team had with Stricken. I can't wait to work with you again.
At 10:07am on August 8, 2009, Erin Soto said…
you guys are onto something. The footage looks really great! I see you do more music videos. Let me know if you get into film or television. Would love to work with the company!
At 1:41pm on July 30, 2009, Michael E said…
Thanks! I was just talking with my friend Jill Skinner. You guys went to the same highschool? Somehow we got to talking about FHN and she mentioned she knew the camera guy. Small world eh. I'll be there on Monday for the commercial shoot. Are you shooting that too?
At 1:36am on July 19, 2009, Peter Chanthavongsak said…
Justin, just to know what if i say there a asian rap group want to do a music shoot? how would that work?
At 9:58am on July 17, 2009, Peter Chanthavongsak said…
wadup justin good to find you here.
At 1:25pm on April 13, 2009, FAARUP TERRY FILMS said…
hey man ya i would love to sit down and talk about stuff Im actually coming in to fresno tuesday 04/14 so if you are available then that would be awesome my phone number is 559.285.9308. and just let me know when the best time for you to meet is.


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