Black Chip Collective | Services
Save time and money by getting hand selected, expert vetted video talent at no cost to you.
hire video crew, freelance video crew, freelance video production, video staffing
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Crew Placement

Based on your needs and guidelines, our producers utilize their video expertise to find the perfect crew, often from our existing network of vetted and tested talent. They create a summary of top candidates, providing only the talent that matches your needs.

After you’ve made a selection, we contract the freelancer(s) to work directly with you- on site, at a shooting location, or remotely- at a level of autonomy and oversight that best suits you.

Black Chip Collective provides on-going project management to make sure your expectations are being met and everything is in place for freelancers to best achieve success.​ The placed crew remain independent contractors, for which the collective handles the payroll.


Our freelancers are available at a variety of rates, so we can work with you to find the one that best fits your budget. There is no additional charge for the staffing service- you pay only a freelancer’s rate. The collective takes a modest percentage from the freelancer side, in return for taking care of their ‘non-billables’, such as initial consultations, contracts, and invoicing.

Positions Staffed

A Selection of Our Most Common Positions
Pre-Production Staffing


  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Production Manager
Video Production Staffing


  • Camera Operator
  • Audio Operator
  • Support Staff


Post Production Staffing


  • Editor
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Animator / Motion Graphic Artist
Related Position Staffing


  • Still Photographer
  • Other (if it has to do with video, we’re on it)

Employee Recruitment

While our focus is freelance staffing, we also use our existing, highly-effective, recruitment funnel, tools, and infrastructure to find unbeatable full time candidates. Producers take the needs and guidelines of your opening, leveraging their understanding of video and connection to the production community, to provide a highly suitable shortlist of candidates.

Top contenders are selected to vet and interview. Producers provide insights and make recommendations, so you are best able to make an informed decision as the selected candidates enter your own interview process.


While we can not offer full time recruitment at no additional cost as we can with contract staffing, we provide a more affordable cost structure as an alternative to the standard headhunting fees. Instead of paying a percentage of a candidate’s first year salary, you pay directly for the recruiting producer’s time and a small recruiting budget- often providing massive cost-savings.