We had the opportunity to catch up with Bryan Grant of Bryan Grant Studios from our Hollywood Production Center location…
Bryan Grant is the founder and Executive Creative Director of Bryan Grant Studios. BGS is globally recognized for their work in broadcast, theatrical and digital Motion Graphics, Branding & 3D Animation. With over 20 years’ experience they’ve had the fortune of working with clients across the country including leading networks, studios, agencies, celebrities, & producers like David Copperfield, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Universal Pictures, HBO, Nike, JWT, DDBO, Lexus & T-Mobile to name just a few. The full list can be found at bryangrantstudios.com. The studio’s work can be screened HERE.
Tell us a little about yourself, Bryan?
I went to Seaholm High school in Birmingham, MI & Columbia College in Chicago, IL. I studied film production and had the fortune of working with some incredible DP’s and film directors. In high school I was asked to teach the television production class, which was wild because a lot of my friends were my “students”. I later taught an animation course in college to help pay for my schooling. Most notably, I’ll never turn down some incredible BBQ.
How did you get started in the entertainment industry?
It’s funny. I started at 14 when I opened my own video production company in Birmingham, MI. We became the #1 video production company for weddings & bar mitzvah one year later. I feel blessed to have always known what I wanted to do at a very early age. Many years later after moving to Los Angeles my first client through BGS was Disney where we helped them animate one of their largest entertainment properties at the time.
Do you enjoy what you do?
I love what I do! I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I especially love what happens when we combine the latest technology in VFX & 3D with our creative vision to help produce one-of-a-kind creative for our clients.
Who would you say is your biggest client that you were you like, “whoa!”
I would say David Copperfield. He was an idol of mine growing up. In fact I would tape all of his television specials every year and watch them a million times over. So when he approached me later in my adult life it was totally surreal and an amazing experience. I was tasked to brand his new production company Red Safe. The branding premiered in Variety magazine 2 months later and we couldn’t be happier.
Where do you see the future for BGS?
It’s important for me to promote the company’s core values, which are integrity, loyalty and accountability. Our client’s value that along with our strong creative output. I see BGS growing into one of the most influential design and animation studio in Los Angeles within 2 years. Staying humble, innovative and inspiring will get us there.
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to sit down with us, Bryan!