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ABOUT US

Getting the Job Done

StudioBDC's team is the core of our success. With many crew since our founding, each one is a master in their field. Their passion and expertise transform every project into a dreamwork, making our crew not just employees but true artists. This blend of experience and talent distinguishes us in the industry, celebrating the extraordinary talent that drives StudioBDC's creative excellence.

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OUR FOUNDING TEAM

Brian McClure

Executive Producer

Brian McClure, the founder and Executive Producer of StudioBDC, offers a wealth of experience in directing creative content and managing communication operations. His extensive background spans across various domains including music, film, web, publishing, advertising, graphic design, and multimedia. Brian is also highly skilled in business development, negotiations, team-building, and realizing client objectives. His primary focus lies in creative direction, branding, as well as orchestrating live events and entertainment, showcasing his passion for bringing visionary ideas to life.

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Jamie Sides

Director of Photography

At the heart of the creative look at StudioBDC, cinematographer Jamie Sides offers our clients successful experience shooting film and video for studios and national networks such as Showtime, Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, and PBS. His studio productions include all the networks, including A&E, Discovery, TLC, E!, HGTV, DIY, CNN, NHK, BBC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, AP, CBC, ESPN, MSG, and MTV. Jamie’s TV credits include CBS: NCIS, Americas Most Wanted, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and for series such as Showtime: Inside the NFL, A&E: Biography, NBC: Nashville Star, TLC: Little Couple, Spike TV: Pros v Joes, E!: THS  DIY: Tech Out My House & Finders Fixers, Weather Channel: Forecast Earth and It Could Happen Tomorrow.

John Grove II

Director of Photography

Primarily a narrative cinematographer, John has been at the helm of features as well as music videos, TV shows, documentaries and commercials. He has worked on independent productions and with major studios and television networks such as Discovery Channel, Food Network,  BET, PBS,TBS,CBS, Bravo and Nickelodeon. Today, John is based in hometown Baltimore, Maryland. When not working as a cinematographer, John is usually on his grind working as a gaffer or camera op for television/Netflix shows such as "The Keepers," "Restaurant Divided," "Cupcake Wars," "America's Most Wanted," and "Stories of the ER."

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Hugo Simoes

Live Broadcast Director

Hugo leads the team for live event production and broadcast for our clients, allowing StudioBDC to be the area's most successful live stream provider, covering events, conferences, interviews, documentaries and more. With Hugo at the helm, our live webcasting services allow clients to reach huge audiences for their events. Hugo guides our on-location transmissions delivery for satellite, fiber, microwave, IP, and a full DSNG suite of services, while keeping our fully equipped trucks available across the country and around the world.

Steve Van Dam

Sound Design & Remote Engineer

You can hear Steve’s work in many of StudioBDC’s productions, as well as feature films starring Adam Sandler, Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards and Sylvester Stallone. Steve has excelled in virtually every aspect of creating and performing music. Co-writer of the hit single "Hooch," he is also a seasoned producer, arranger, engineer, mixer, and sound designer. As a music director and performer, he has played thousands of shows around the world, with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, and his own band, Everything. Recent television advertising featuring his compositions and recording chops include spots for Allstate, AXE, ESPN, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, NASCAR, Nokia, Quiznos, Suziki and Visa. 

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THE CREW

The Faces Behind the Magic

Alec Gary

Camera

As a local Richmond filmmaker, Alec is a terrific motion photographer with an eye for capturing the best in people and places. Alec has completed several short films and documentaries for our corporate and real estate clients and specializes in travel documentary styles. Part jazz, hip hop, and accomplished musician, he's all professional when it comes to getting the job done. Always willing to go the extra mile, his specialty is gaining the trust of our clients, delivering work of which we can all be proud.

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Jay Mallin

Director of Photography

Known best for his award winning film making and photography for the Sierra Club, Jay is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, and serves our clients in the media and a variety of NGO's: nonprofits, labor movement organizations, colleges and universities. His mastery with cameras, lenses and lighting is only surpassed by his abilities at organic storytelling and creating memorable images.

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Holly Byrd

Wardrobe, Hair and Makeup Artist

Holly brings more than just the magic! A master strategist just off her successful wtih Goldman Sachs, Holly runs an entiere talent management agency that specializes in Image Consulting/Personal Branding and Bridal. Holly is key to our abilities do deliver nationwide agency services for our corporate and individual clients.

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Ryan Gary

Sound Recording, Edit

Meet Ryan Gary, a sound recording virtuoso with a global flair. From teaching in China to performing worldwide, Ryan brings meticulous craftsmanship to every film set with his expert sound editing and music skills. Also known as Twin of Alec.

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Michale Thibodeau

Assistant Director

Introducing Michael Thibodeau, assistant producer extraordinaire and script specialist, trained by Disney. As an acting coach, he's a key figure in the iconic RVA family of artists and performers, shaping stories with passion and expertise.

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Hank Allen

Production Assistant

Meet Hank Allen, NYC's multifaceted gem. An all-around grip, skilled driver, adept sound technician, proficient in camera work and motion graphics, late at night Hank shines as one of New York City's top DJs.

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Rachel Anne McClure

Social Media Director

Rachel's adventure spans over ten years, where she's mastered the art of marketing and green promotion alongside some of the world's most renowned musicians, entertainers, and celebrities. Her experiences have taken her across the globe, where she's turned each encounter and event into a captivating narrative.

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THE A-TEAM

Valued Contributers

Grey Adkins

Key Grip

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David Muessig

Camera

David is known for his willingness to embrace new techniques and technologies, supporting the continued success of the studio’s productions and the growth of our creative potential. His work on the road with StudioBDC is especially productive as we criss-cross the country, working in environments where his flexibility and can-do approach really shines.

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Master of all trades and beloved by crews around the world, Grey looks after set building, and works closely with our camera and lighting department providing intelligent solutions and techniques, especially as we tend to mount gear to dollies, cranes and other unusual positions. A stint in the Navy no doubt informs his dogged determination that all things sail smoothly.

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Leah Sarah Basset

Hair and Makeup Artist

Leah is a well-established visual artist out of Baltimore, originally from Cape Cod and the Berkshires of Massachusetts. She attended Corcoran School of Art and Design and has a studio in San Diego, CA. Our clients appreciate her special skills and attention and making them look their onscreen best.

Nicole Gore

Hair and Makeup Artist

Sharing her tremendous experience over many years from Richmond to Miami and Washington DC, Nicole has earned sponsorship deals with both Makeup Forever and MAC Cosmetics, Nicole is expert working closely with onscreen clients to feel at ease and look their natural best before and during their shoot. In fact, more than one client has left the set proudly proclaiming “I’m taking this look out on the town!”

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POWERED BY TECHNOLOGY

Our technology and design staff is dedicated to fulfilling the StudioBDC mission of delivering exceptional and original work. We’re a family of creative minds, innovators, and professionals coming from a variety of backgrounds who are bound by an undying passion for art and communication. When it comes to website programming, mobile apps and the technologies to drive our storytelling, it takes a special combination of skills and expertise to get the job done right the first time.

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