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Life & Work with Jacob Perkins Video Production

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Perkins.

Hi Jacob, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My story of Hen’s Bread Productions starts from when the Pandemic struck and everyone was working from home. I was trying to work side hustles while at work, but I was still shackled to my work computer. So, I started trading stock options and did well enough to want to get back to what I loved: video production. On the side, while still working full-time, I began doing video projects for cash.

When I was paid for something I loved to do, the rest was history. Because businesses and individuals in our community believed in our abilities from the start, Hen’s Bread has been able to achieve where we are now. I’ve learned to grab every opportunity that comes my way, and I need to work just as hard as the next guy to be superior to the previous.

Hen’s Bread comes from a story my grandma read me, “The Little Red Hen” The hen is making bread and asks the farm animals if they want to help, the farm animals say, “no”; they’re too busy. The hen makes the bread, the bread smells so good the farm animals ask if they can have some, the hen says “No, because you didn’t help” and I would tell that story when starting and the talent would understand the more they put in, the more they get out.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
In a city with a lot of skilled individuals, starting a video production business is difficult. I joke with my buddy that I must be arrogant to start a firm because it’s not like I have to work 40 hours per week. I am the social media manager, secretary, editor, cinematographer, sales and marketing department, copywriter, lighting, and sound. But it’s with those struggles of managing 15 hats while paying for equipment and satisfying customers that I learned my business inside and out.

Is it smooth sailing? It’s a whole lot easier than before. I didn’t have to worry about my family or friends interfering with my business; I’m totally self-funded because of the hard work I put in, and it’s those difficulties that make me a proud business owner.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Hen’s Bread Productions are expert listeners. We want to know who my customer’s target audience is. What do we want this audience to accomplish? What problems are people having, and how can we help them?

I’d want to think we’re recognized for being consistent and innovative. Personally, I’m pleased with the fact that I am a creative who has a business orientation. I’m proud of my participation in the community as a team player. My goal is for my neighborhood to develop while my company develops.

We care about our clients and will work hard to earn their money, which is why I believe we set ourselves apart from others. We have a huge pool of talent to draw on, and you won’t ever hear us say “can’t.”

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
What makes me happy is making my girlfriend laugh and seeing my dog wag his tail. I get happy when I solve problems and eat ice cream. I’m happy after seeing a movie in theaters. I enjoy them because my family has taught me that the little things in life bring the most amount of pleasure. One of the reasons why I enjoy taking photographs is because it’s a memento that will be cherished for years to come. It’s simply doing something now in the present moment that gives me the most delight.


  • Half day (0-6 hours) starts at $750
  • Full day (6-12 hours) starts at $1200
  • Video editing starts at $50 an hour
  • Photography starts at $200 an hour

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Hen’s Bread Productions, Skyler Moore, Clayton Kiatta

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