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Meet Bryan Grant of (BGS) Bryan Grant Studios in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryan Grant.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I grew up as an only child in Detroit, MI and have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I turned 13, I was gifted my first 8mm sony video camera. I was so excited that I couldn’t put it down! I shot dozens of short films, stop-frame animation sequences and events going on around town. Two years later, I started a video production company shooting industrial videos, weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. I worked so hard that I paid my first year of college. At 17, I was working at the local news station, shooting the main anchors for our local CNN affiliate. It was exhilarating, creative, and seeing my work on TV was justification that I was on the right path.

In 2013 I was living in Los Angeles and had just left an agency job to begin freelancing as a motion graphics designer. At the time, the work was mostly animated DVD menus and behind the scenes featurettes. I slowly built up contacts by networking with as many producers and studios I could, which resulted in me having a very high-end clientele for my own company, (BGS) Bryan Grant Studios. Today, I’m proud that our client roster consists of the worlds most successful brands, agencies, celebrities, and producers. I couldn’t be more humble and grateful for it all.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road has been relatively smooth. The decisions and actions I have made throughout my career, have been positively rewarded, reinforcing that I am doing things properly.  When I am faced with adversity, I learn from those experiences and correct the course the next time around. By doing so, I have managed to avoid any large bumps in the road that could have inhibited any sort of company growth.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the (BGS) Bryan Grant Studios story. Tell us more about the business.
(BGS) Bryan Grant Studios is a design consultancy specializing in high-end motion design and animation. We are honored to work with the world’s most influential brands, agencies, producers, and celebrities, such as Netflix, David Copperfield, CokeCola, Google, Apple and so many more! We partner with these clients to strategize, optimize, and execute premium original content. These works span from social media campaigns to logo development, including broadcast, gaming, streaming content & experiential projects.

I’m most proud of my personal growth as a business owner and that we have incredible client retention in a world that is extremely fickle. BGS is not only known for exceptional creative work, but also for working with integrity in a completely open and collaborative creative environment.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The industry is adapting rapidly to keep up with growing technologies. In the beginning, our work was for one tv screen. Living in today’s world, we have watches, computers, car screens, TVs, digital billboards, movie theatres, tablets, smart glasses and live-events monitors. This means there is an opportunity to utilize each platform uniquely and effectively. The main shift will be in what future interactive surfaces we will be engaging with.

From a technical perspective, the world of 3D rendering has been heavily leaning into GPU (graphics processing unit) rendering. In other words, graphics cards are pulling all the weight of 3D rendering VS CPU (central processing unit) rendering which takes longer by tasking only your processor. My prediction is that we’ll see more growth in GPU companies and the graphics cards they produce.

AR (augmented reality) is hyper-focused on gaming and entertainment right now. I’m super excited to see how we advance this into the medical and educational sectors. I predict that schools of the future will be integrating AR technology into the classrooms and that medical procedures have the potential to be simulated. Technology is not limited to our screens. It should be used to help us evolve as people.

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