CLAIRE WORKs In...
Long & Short Form Narrative Film
Commercial & Sport Video
Licensed Un-maned Aircraft Pilot (Drone/UA)
Outdoor Lifestyle Photography
Nature, Landscape, & Fine Art Photography
Advertisements & Product Photography and Graphics
Sporting Event Photography
Claire Bruce was born and raised in Clarkston and Novi Michigan where her love of the arts and film were fostered at home and throughout school. In the fall of 2011, Claire moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College where she developed and refined her techniques as a cinematographer. While attending Columbia, Claire shot numerous short films as well as working for fellow students and freelancing as an Operator and Assistant Camera. As a sophomore, a film Claire shot was a Nominee for the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards, and won the Regional Award. In May of 2015, Claire graduated from Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Cinematography. Upon graduating she was chosen by Columbia as the 2016 Nominee from the school to the American Society of Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award.
Since Graduating, Claire has shot several short films, commercials, and has traveled the country with the United States Women's National Soccer Team shooting the team's video content following their World Cup championship and whilst on the Road to Rio. Claire and fellow Columbia Cinematography Alumnus Colin Prall, founded their Photography company, "Ground Glass Images" in the spring of 2016 where Claire shoots a variety of Photo projects ranging from Advertisements to Sporting Events and more. In the summer of 2016, Claire was granted the opportunity to join the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) and Cinematographers XX | NuWave a female cinematography collective for emerging and established cinematographers.
She took her love of travel and the outdoors to the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, NY where she shot and ran all promotional video content for the Adirondack region. When the opportunity to pursue video with Outside Magazine, she jumped at the opportunity. Not only does she create all of the in house video content for all Outside online channels, but has had the opportunity to act as the Creative Producer with outside production entities on behalf of the video branch of the brand.
Claire's visuals are driven by the spirit of the world around her. She strongly believes in the idea that through exploration, travel, and pushing the limits of the mind and body that she is able to gain a more cultured viewpoint of the world around her. Allowing for an increased depth and character to the stories that she tells. She believes that the images on screen must be true to the narrative and the best way to accomplish that, is by simply living; becoming the observer, A viewer in the bigger picture in order to better understand the snapshots.