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Introduction: I've been enamored with stories of culture, people, and food since adolescence. Eventually my passion for hearing and talking about these topics evolved into wanting to help people tell their stories. I began with food photography, which helped me with beautifying an object - helpful for product and object based video and photo work. This led to look deeper into the product - via the artisans. My focus is on product commercials, science (from when I used to work as a neuroscientist), interviews, music videos, and ANYTHING related to food. Documentaries, artisanal crafts, recipe videos, and the like. Please do not contact me for sports or wedding related jobs! While capable, these are not my forte and preference. I look forward to working with you to create and express your story.

Hired 17 times

Serves South San Francisco, CA

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2 employees

2 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Video Production - San Francisco 2021

    Approx. $900

  • DripDash Product Commercial

    Approx. $800

Photos and Videos

5 photos and 6 videos

Number of cameras



Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

15 reviews


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Astra A.

Video Editing

Chad is amazing - friendly, creative, and insightful in addition to impeccable professionalism. Excellent communication skills, strong technical skills, knowledgeable about different aspects of the video industry - this is especially helpful if you are, well, older like me and just starting out on technical platforms that most of us over 50 were not raised with. Chad is the guy you want on your side if any of that resonates with you.
Feb 26, 2021
Akansha M.

Video Production

Chad did a very good job with video editing. He did his groundwork well, understanding details and chronology of Indian wedding ceremonies which were new to him. Based on that, he effectively combined those videos and edited them well!! He takes active interest and delivers on time.
Jan 6, 2021
Athreya A.

Video Production

I had a great experience working with Chad. He was very quick to respond and we immediately set up logistics regarding the shoot. Overall I appreciated his creative vision, professionalism, and the quality of his videography matched the vision for my video. I would definitely recommend his work!
Oct 14, 2020
Book W.

Video Production

great experience shooting a music video with chad! very accommodating and always give all he got!! highly recommend
Mar 16, 2021
Kalaki C.

Video Editing

Chad did an awesome job on my project! He responded promptly and was able to deliver exactly what I wanted and a little more! I would definitely reach out to him again for future projects.👍🏽
Jan 19, 2021
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Chad Santo Tomas


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    A call to hear their desired vision and see if they have any ideas on the execution. From there I can help with script development, assess their website/background to find the best way to portray their key brand characteristics, and collaborate with them on the final video product.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I got started with photography and videography because I wanted to tell people's stories that were otherwise not prioritized. With food photography I noticed that what most people are captivated by is what is found on the plate - but I realized that along that plate are the farmers, chefs, plateware makers that are involved along the way. And I wanted to help tell their through photo and video.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Chefs, Coffee Companies, Tattoo Artists, Music Artists

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