Today we’d like to introduce you to Aaron Eudaley.
Aaron, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My passion for filming started when I was in my teens, spending all my time filming my younger brother and friends doing difficult skateboard tricks in East County San Diego. It fostered a love of capturing moments and events seeing those friends watch our footage over and over again loving it. I filmed my mom’s wedding and made videos projects at Community College. It wasn’t until later in life that I decided to make a full-time go of it and go to school for Videography. I was laid off of my computer software company job due to companies merging with each other, so I signed up for the Video and Editing program at UCSD. I also started interning at Fox 5 News – shifts starting at 4 am while still completing night classes, I was always exhausted! I ended up at the top of my class with straight A’s, had a feature in the school catalog on one of the pages with my story, and ended up getting hired by Fox 5 News where I eventually received an Employee of the Month award. After years of learning more skills at the news station, always freelancing small video projects on the side, buying more advanced equipment, and getting my FAA part 107 drone license, I launched my business Aaron Thomas Media.
A TV show I filmed and edited is now nominated for an Emmy.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I am blessed that it has been relatively smooth. I frequently have had to work weekends and 3:30 am shifts at Fox 5 News, but it built character and showed me a lot of San Diego I never see. I wanted an FAA drone pilot license so I studied by reading a textbook, then watching instructional videos on YouTube until I passed the official test. In the past few years, I have taken on a wide variety of random video projects which has shown me I can pretty much film anything at this point. The UCSD program had taught me to eventually have my own videography business, but I didn’t know whether it would ever happen and always took pretty much any video gig I could get, in which I’ve learned a lot of lessons.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Aaron Thomas Media – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I film a wide range of clients including DJ’s, athletes, real estate, commercials, music videos, and engagements. I love capturing these moments for my clients in creative settings, and amazing backdrops. Being a San Diego Native and skateboarder, I have found so many ‘secret spots’ and amazing places off of the beaten path to shoot at. I believe my editing approach is what sets me apart from others in that it is dynamic and unique. I am proud of the product I put out, and it usually takes longer to edit than I initially project, but it’s always worth it. My dedication to the happiness of each and every client, regardless of the type of video being produced, is what keeps my clients returning for more videos.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I will be continuing to challenge myself with harder and more difficult projects. I will also keep adding necessary quality equipment to get the job done well. If I can keep making clients happy with creative and unique videos, then I’m happy!
- Website: www.aaronthomasmedia.net
- Phone: 8585688955
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @aaronthomasmedia
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.eudaley