Studio-C by Matter is crackling with energy, fun and teamwork. That’s what happens when you have a world-class team of creatives working as an extension of your PR team: we bring our clients’ stories to life visually, powerfully, and authentically. The extensive and diverse backgrounds of our video and design teams ensures that bright concepts and collaboration are never in short supply. We think big because your company needs big ideas to stand out from the crowd. That’s what we do. That’s who we are. What get’s you fired up?
Vice President & Managing Director of Studio-C
Elise has honed her PR skills over the past 14 years on both the agency side and in-house where she has worked with companies spanning a variety of industries including high technology, consumer and professional services. In her role at Matter Communications, she is responsible for working with clients on their public relations strategy with special expertise in developing innovative social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter and influencer programs to help her clients achieve even more comprehensive access to key audiences. She started her career at Beaupre & Co. Public Relations before joining PAN Communications in Andover, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Matter, Elise was the marketing communications manager at Newmarket International, a hospitality technology company in Portsmouth, NH. In the winter, Elise can be found skiing and in the summer, on the beach. Her dog Bear is never far from her side.
Director of Operations
Alex oversees video operations and makes sure every part of the video production process is functioning delightfully. Before joining Studio-C, Alex received his MBA from Clark University and co-founded a boutique video agency focused on helping technology business communicate their most important messages with video. This entrepreneurial experience grew his skills around developing a service based business, and producing results driven video. On a daily basis, Alex strives to turn the complex process of video production into a fun and easy experience for everyone involved in a production. When he’s not working on business development, marketing initiatives or helping customers, you can find him constructing opulent sandwiches, or on the golf course with friends.
Video Services Manager
For over a decade, Tim has produced award-winning videos from commercials to documentary films, live productions to reality television programming. Since 2011, Tim has been pivotal in instituting the Studio-C brand at Matter Communications. He oversees video new business outreach, staffing, equipment, and scheduling of video projects. Working with Studio-C's creative team, Matter's PR teams and client teams alike, Tim ensures high-quality execution and timely delivery of all video projects. Whether a company explainer, launch, social media campaign or sales tool, Tim’s passion is to create and tell engaging and inspiring stories through the medium of video.
Design Services Manager
Jen has been actively working in the creative industry for over 13 years in both agencies and as an in-house designer in the educational and publishing industries. She has worn many hats and has proven expertise as an art director, graphic and web designer, published photographer and photo editor. In the agency world, she finds particular satisfaction consulting with brands large and small to refine their visual identity and design for their unique voice. While she is based in Newburyport, MA she travels frequently to meet with her clients in person, and to let the creative vibes flow with colleagues in Boulder, Providence, Boston and Portland, OR. Whatever the location, she can be found trail running, at the beach, on the slopes, or at a great après ski bar.
Director of Business Development
The core belief that drives Sam is that powerful and relevant visual storytelling wins - always. After completing an undergraduate degree in film studies and a masters in communications, Sam co-founded and grew what would become one of the top video production agencies nationally, Skyscope. Upon the acquisition of Skyscope by Matter Communications in 2016, Sam now runs business development for Studio-C. His core focus is connecting with prospective clients in need of improved visual storytelling, and working with them in the strategy and discovery phase to ensure their videos not only exceed, but completely surpass expectations. When he’s not connecting with clients, you can find him reading a good book or re-energizing himself with an outdoor adventure.
Senior Video Producer
Leo has over 10 years of experience producing video content for a variety of new and traditional media outlets. He began his career in Los Angeles working with many of the major television networks and studios, and eventually made his way back home to the East Coast to work with some of the world's largest brands. In addition to writing, shooting, and editing, Leo also leads Studio-C's animation department, creating engaging and effective 2D and 3D motion graphics assets for clients large and small. His passion for new trends, technologies, and techniques ensures that each client project is as cutting-edge and relevant as possible, while still maintaining a strong storytelling foundation.
Senior Video Producer
Gabe works closely with clients and the entire Studio-C creative team to ensure that every video produced is aesthetic and effective. Drawing on his years of experience producing, shooting, and editing award-winning business video for a boutique video agency he co-founded, Gabe takes pride in capturing cinematic visuals and authentic moments that resonate with viewers and drive them to action. A pragmatic and creative thinker, Gabe's comfortable in any scenario, whether it be the technical craft of shooting slow motion or devising an entire video marketing campaign. When he’s not on-set or in the studio, Gabe’s a bit of a yogi, cinephile, and basketball aficionado. Go Celts!
Graphic & Web Designer
Chloe has had years of experience in creative positioning, brand story development and execution on a number of national consumer brands. She not only has a passion for branding and design, but also the journey of getting there. She is driven by the collaborative brainstorming, collective genius and the satisfaction of creating inspirational work. Chloe is motivated by finding and refining a brand's story and helping foster the connection between a brand and it’s audience. When not designing with Studio-C, you can find her hand-lettering typography or training for her next running race.
Colter has been enthusiastic about filmmaking since a young age, and is the lightning bolt of energy within Studio-C’s video team. His 8 years of professional experience have provided him with the opportunity to work with brands both large and small in a variety of industries. From the early planning phases to the final edits, Colter enjoys all aspects of video production. His out-of-the-box approach to shooting video keeps audiences on their toes, and clients coming back for more. Colter loves the travel opportunities that video production provides, and considers Boston's Logan Airport his second home.
Caitlin has been a photographer and filmmaker for the past decade. Before joining a small video production agency, she founded her own independent multimedia boutique company where she focused on local musicians and their branding needs. She relishes in the collaboration process when it comes to truly finding the voice of a story. When she’s not filming or editing client videos, she can be found writing music and performing shows with her band Ghost Guest, or traveling all around the country documenting her adventures, which have won her accolades within the local community, her peers, and awards from her alma mater, Clark University.
Mike spent a number of years as a freelance videographer and photographer before joining the Studio-C team as a video producer. Building a strong reputation for his cinematic style and energetic edits, customers love the energy and execution that Mike brings to every project he gets his hands on. Over the last few years Mike has focused on perfecting his drone and gimbal video skills. When he’s not shooting or editing, he’s chopping up and modifying his cars, and honing his cinematography skills on personal video projects.
Motion Graphics Designer/Animator
Nicole is a motion graphics designer and animator with a background in graphic design. For more than 8 years she has honed her craft while producing marketing, branding and educational content. Nicole has a passion for smooth transitions and elegant design. Her impeccable eye for motion, timing, and the smallest details is evident in all of her work. Her favorite part of working with a client is helping them convert their complex ideas into easy to understand visual stories. When not finessing keyframes, you might find her cooking up a storm or jumping out of airplanes.
Motion Graphics Designer/Animator
Jon has spent the last decade as an entrepreneur owning his own recording studio and building a solid stream of photo, video production and animation work. His insatiable appetite for learning new technical skills motivates Jon to work diverse project types and stay on the cutting edge of visual communication. Over the last few years, Jon has focused heavily on growing his animation skills to deliver info rich, beautiful animated videos that engage viewers and drive results. When he’s not creating motion graphics for customers he’s making music, playing Counter-Strike, or watching cartoons.