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Studio B Team

Since 1992, Studio B Films has partnered with our clients to communicate their messages with a clear, creative and bold voice. Located in a beautiful loft space in Berkeley, CA just 20 minutes away from San Francisco, Studio B Films is known not only for its quality, but also for its approachability.

David Collier

Founder/DP/Director

David Collier has been a prominent figure in the film and video world since 1985. David enjoys the scope of his job, which ranges from visual artist and story-teller to business entrepreneur. He takes great pleasure in working with clients to get at the heart of their message and weave it into a creative, visual treatment.
Straight out of college, David directed and produced For Better or For Worse, a film that explores the lives and relationships of five feisty couples married for fifty years or longer. It earned him several awards, including an Academy Award nomination and brought him a wonderful range of documentary jobs for PBS, BBC, Discovery, MTV and Animal Planet. David sees his work as a license to be curious. Over the years, he has been fortunate to work with a wide-spectrum of clients including Adobe, Adidas, Gap, Clif Bar, Apple, The San Francisco Symphony and Microsoft. His projects have led him not only to amazing places, but also into the lives of incredible people and organizations around the world.

Phil Schulz

Executive Producer

Following the call of “Go West, young man”, Phil came to the Bay Area in 2005 after a decade of film & TV in NYC, working with the likes of Woody Allen, Law & Order, MTV, FX Networks, and anyone else that would hire the kid from Wisconsin. Once here, Phil applied his production expertise and insatiable curiosity to helping companies tell their stories through the (at that time) new medium of web video. Along the way he’s worked with Fortune 500 clients such as Visa, Chrysler, Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Dolby, and Yahoo! Phil loves all that Northern CA has to offer. When not working, he can be found with his wife and their 2 kids, exploring coastline, forest and mountain.

Matthew Boyd

DP | Head of Crew Services

Matthew Boyd is an award winning cinematographer based in San Francisco and Los Angeles credited with over 10 feature films, more than 30 short films and a multitude of television, documentary, commercial and music video work. Boyd earned his BFA in Cinematography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

Emily Harger

Producer

Emily Harger is an Emmy-nominated video producer, editor and photographer based in Oakland, CA. In 2018, she was recognized as an Emerging Video Journalist by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter. She was also awarded a Women-in-Docs grant from Glassbreaker Films to produce a short documentary about LGBTQ life in West Virginia. Her roots in southwest Pennsylvania drive her curiosity for the American identity across rural and urban communities. Previously, Emily taught filmmaking to high school youth at Youth Beat in Oakland, CA. In 2017, she was one of three filmmaking residents with Glassbreaker Films, an all women-identifying film studio of The Center for Investigative Reporting. When she’s not making films, she’s hiking, surfing, or making really, really good pie crust.

Peter Jackson

Director

Peter joined the Studio B team in 2015. He brings years of camera experience on commercial, multi-cam live, news and documentary crews to the directing arena. When not on set or in the edit bay, you can find Peter searching for the next mountain bike trail, surf break, or ski tour that California has to offer.

Shani S. Blevins

Accounting

Shani is the Dir. of Finance and Human Resources for Studio B Films. Shani attended San Francisco State University, where she studied Accounting, Corporate Finance and Small Business Entrepreneurship. She has over 13 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Management. Her career has allowed her to learn from the best in the Audit & Assurance Industry at local firms such as Ernst & Young LLP and Deloitte LLP. Later in her career, Shani realized that her true passion lied in Financial Management and Accounting, which led her to work for the Corporate Office of Party America and Fugro West Inc., where she was able to create and implement internal controls, while managing a multi-million dollar government contract. Then in 2004, Shani decided that the skills she developed while working for large corporations would be of greater benefit to the Small Business and Non Profit Sector, which is what lead her to start Shani Shania & Associates, a local Accounting and Financial Management Firm, and just seven years later lead her to join the team of Studio B Films.

Kelsey Rivera

Equipment Manager

Kelsey came to work for Studio B Films after completing an internship in 2018. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine. After months and months of hard work and dedication, she moved up as Studio B’s Equipment Manager. She is the “Jill of all trades” around production. While on-set, Kelsey is known to be our in-house Production Assistant, Assistant Camera, Grip, or DIT. Out of the office, you’ll find her in a boxing gym, movie theaters, or on a shoot as a freelance AC.

StudioB is an excellent partner in every sense of the word -- prepared, professional, pleasant, and great work product. I've worked with numerous video production companies over the years and found Studio B to deliver what they promise on time, with flexibility in response to client demands for rounds of review edits, and on budget. The team is excellent at synthesizing complex information and crafting a compelling narrative that translates into a great visual story. We truly appreciate their work and recommend them without hesitation.

- Kimberly Kraemer

My company has worked with the video production company Studio B on two major projects and it was a seamless experience from beginning to end. From the moment we met with them, to casting calls, shoot days, and overall communication - I couldn't have asked for a better team. So, it was a no brainer to work with them the second time around. They are well organized, very professional, and always a great time. Seriously, who can make such a long busy day be so much fun? Being on a tight schedule with so many details, they never made us feel like they were extremely stressed out or "over it". Though they are the experts, they always check in to see what you think, if you have questions or concerns. They always deliver and I absolutely love working with them. My favorite things: Their consistency, organization, and fun attitude Cons: I have yet to experience anything negative. Are they even human? lol Needless to say, I highly recommend Studio B.

- Gjenes Belamide

Have had the chance to work with Studio B on a half dozen videos and I'm always amazed at the end product. They are helpful throughout every part of the project, but I'm always stunned to see what they can do with raw footage to create such compelling story arcs. I love working with partners who are excellent what they do, but it's also a pleasure when you like working with them as well...that's the case with Studio B.

- Scott Shadiow

This makes the third company that I've worked for where I've hired the video production company and creative agency Studio B to produce video content for us. Each time, they've exceeded my expectations. I hire them because they really help us flesh out the project during the creative process, listen to our input and needs, are both professional and delightful to work with, and always give us a fantastic product. I'm often tempted to try a cheaper video production company, but in the end, I stick with them because I know they'll not only do exceptional work, they always meet my deadline …

- Amy Machnak

Overall the experience was great, they supported us from the scripting phase through the casting, editing and final touches. They always gave us opportunities for feedback. Being on set with Studio B was a treat too, we felt like we were in Hollywood! They created some amazing animations for us that went above and beyond what we had hoped for. I would definitely recommend the video production company Studio B Films to anyone.

- Kathryn Quigley

“Our experience with Studio B was flawless— from creative concept to execution— the work was everything we wanted and more. We asked them to create a promotional video that was not only educational, but generated enthusiasm and excitement for a new product launch. They came through with a video that exceeded our expectations..”

- Stephen Baloguh

"Studio B, That band of amazing misfits. We’ve produced literally hundreds of stratospherically successful motion graphics and live action videos together. From documentary films, demos and product tours, high end animated video, we even shot the first augmented reality music video together. They seriously kill every project we’ve ever thrown at them. It is an absolute pleasure working with such a talented and committed team. Their range and capabilities are extremely rare in a production agency. They have been a production partner of ours for years and will be for years to come."

- AJ Joseph

"Studio B produced a launch video for Ekso Bionics’ exoskeleton that instantly went viral and for good reason: Vision + direction + interviewing skills + lighting + editing = Success beyond our expectations. Everything about working with them was a pleasure and a professional experience."

- Beverly Millson, Missing Sock Public Relations

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Studio B Films Inc
2121 Bonar St
Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510.848.6026
Fax: 510.255.5025