We are storytellers at heart; we’re also video producers, filmmakers, and editors by trade; and marketers, project managers, and communicators in practice.
It’s hard to find a video company that excels through the entire process – creative ideas that capture the heart of what you do, strong filming and production, the marketing know-how to get results, and the project management skills to get the job done on time and on budget.
But that’s exactly what our team can do for you. We have been in the video industry for 13 years, and we have a proven process that digs deep to find your brand’s stories – stories that engage your audience and show the world that you’re a leader in your field.
We pride ourselves on strong communication and professionalism, and deliver a finished product that will engage, entertain, and inspire your audience to become your biggest fans.
We have a proven process to find your brand story, and deliver an amazing video that fits your vision and purpose. We’ll communicate with you every step of the way and handle all the details. Here’s what you can expect:
At Tell Studios, our mission is to help businesses connect with their audience in a meaningful way, and inspire others with their message.
We believe the best way to inspire, capture attention, and motivate audiences is through story. So we tell the stories of the people behind the brand, the customers, and who the customers could be.
We consider our business a success when we’re able to capture the story and heart of your brand, and share what your brand is doing to change the world.
Don’t take yourself too seriously
Have fun. Period.
Celebrate and encourage others
Be fully engaged
Pursue growth opportunities for you and the company
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Seek to know what is good and do it
Epic Motion was launched in 2005, after a year of dabbling in video while I (Ryan) worked at Rochester College.
In 2012, we launched “Tell” as a sister company to Epic Motion. Epic Motion became the brand that told personal stories, and Tell focused on brand stories.
In 2017, we felt it was time to simplify our approach. We would continue telling meaningful stories, with a more focused approach to help businesses.
The heart behind what we do hasn’t changed. We care deeply about people, celebrating life, sharing passions, and moving audiences with our films. Whether we are capturing a big life event or helping businesses grow, we love working with people who have incredible and powerful stories to tell.
It was very hard to say “goodbye” to Epic Motion, but I’ll always be thankful for the journey and the role that Epic Motion played along the way.
With almost fifteen years as a documentary filmmaker and business owner, Ryan LOVES building partnerships with clients and telling authentic stories that inspire action and help grow businesses. He’s a husband of fifteen years (and his wife still loves him – just ask her), a proud dad of three kids, a dog owner and a chicken farmer. When not coming up with big ideas, you can usually find him laughing or enjoying a cup of coffee (hopefully not both at the same time).
Fun Fact: Sound like Yoda, he can.
With a degree from Madonna University and 12 years experience owning a small business, Lindsey brings incredible organizational skills and a strong ability to manage all of the projects that come our way. She lives in Clarkston with her husband Adam and their two children, Henry and Lincoln. When not at Tell Studios, Lindsey enjoys traveling, crafting and hanging out on their property (which includes feeding and taking care of 26 chickens!).
Fun Fact: Lindsey also owns and operates a small interior design business and loves being able to help clients design their dream spaces!
As Filmmaker and Chief Story Guide at Tell Studios, John wears a lot of creative hats. He gets to consult with our clients on their videos, helping them hone their messaging for maximum impact, which he loves doing. He also directs, shoots and edits many of the projects that come through our door.
He and his wife have two gorgeous daughters and a black lab, and love vacations to Northern Michigan.
Fun fact: John was the lead singer and guitarist in a punk band in high school. He had spiked dyed-blond hair and a single pierced ear. Very cool at the time.
Beth recently stepped into the Marketing Manager role, where she gets to strategize on branding for our company, ensure we’re meeting client needs, and work closely with course creation clients to market their courses and grow their businesses. She graduated from Rochester College with a degree in Psychology, and has a background in freelance design and writing. Beth loves coffee, travel, audiobooks, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three daughters. Her favorite part of working at Tell Studios is the positivity and energy of the team.
Fun fact: Beth runs a blog where she shares her journey into minimalism and a simplified life with kids.
Zack loves telling stories and working through all aspects of production to bring videos to the next level. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, and works at Tell Studios as our producer. In his off-time, Zack plays music, works on home-improvement projects, and travels with his amazing wife, Jenna.
Fun fact: Zack’s first exposure to video was way back in middle school. He was in the “morning announcements” class where he first picked up a camera and learned editing. It was love at first project.
Grant graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He is happily married and has 5 beautiful children. Besides being a husband and father, Grant enjoys playing and watching sports, drinking coffee, building things, running, and eating. A lot of eating. His dream job is to create inspiring video content with people he loves at a place he loves going to. Sounds like he is already living out his dream!
Fun Fact: Grant loves to sing! He sang bass II in the “Rochester College A Cappella Chorus” and did vocal percussion (beat-boxing) in a small vocal ensemble called “Autumn” in college. He is now part of the “Rochester College Alumni Chorus”.
A recent graduate from DePaul University, Andrew is the newest addition to Tell Studios. He loves being part of a team that comes to work each day excited to create stories that impact others. When he isn’t tending to his sneaker collection or spending time with family, Andrew enjoys working out and being active.
Fun Fact: Andrew acted with Bruce Willis’s daughter on a prime time TV show