CEO / Agency Director
Glen is a creative strategic thinker with a healthy dose of business experience and expertise – perhaps more from co-founding and running emotion studios than from his MBA from Michigan. For nearly 20 years, Glen has directed projects for clients like NASA, Adobe, TED conferences and the Experience Music Project. When not behind a camera, Glen can often be found in Ashland, Oregon with his daughter whose love for animals – a horse, 8 Nubian goats, 7 chickens, three cats and a dog – has necessitated an addition to the barn. And he's a crazy about back-country snowboarding…
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Ikuko was trained as a graphic designer in Tokyo and came to the United States in 1999 to advance her interactive design skills - and also to indulge her love of motorcycles and good food. She employs her sophisticated interface design and branding training for all of emotion studios' clients, and is comfortable working across diverse mediums like mobile, kiosks, web, motion graphics and print. She has learned a comprehensive collection of American vernacular through her prankster co-workers.
Chu Chun Tao
Chu Chun started her career five years ago working as a commercial editor in Taiwan. She decided to continue her education in America and moved to the states to get an MFA in Editing. After living in San Francisco for three years, she has not only expanded her editing skills, but she's also gained priceless life experience. Now she is working at emotion as a video editor, and continues to learn more and more into the future.
Editor / Sound Designer
Hailing from beautiful San Diego, Brady moved to San Francisco to attend school in 2010. We constantly find him watching soccer highlights and praying for warmer weather. Outside of work, Brady enjoys playing soccer, spending time with his friends, cooking great food and searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
President / Creative Director
Paul Lundahl, emotion studios co-founder/creative director grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. For people who know him, it explains a lot. Paul has been making films for over 30 years, produces stereoscopic films in his spare time and loves to ride the unicycle. His teachers include Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, Buckminster Fuller and Stan Brakhage. His wife is the internationally notorious opera singer Julie Queen, who has starred as Frida Kahlo, Aileen Wuornos, and performed Mozart’s Queen of the Night Aria upside down on a trapeze.
Director of Post Production
Lori grew up bodysurfing on the beaches of Santa Cruz. After an English Literature degree at NYU, she headed west and ended up cutting film and post supervising at the late, great Colossal Pictures. With a career as a modern dancer in New York and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Lori has also fit in a stint as post production supervisor at ILM. She brings an enormous amount of experience and problem solving skills to her role as Director of Post Production at emotion by managing a complex flow of talent and technology.
Editor / Colorist / Producer
A Bay Area native, Analisa dreams of traveling the world. In the meantime, she loves to lose herself in the stories and worlds that editing and filmmaking allow her to delve into. With a BFA in Film & Digital Media from UCSC, and an MFA in Editing from the Academy of Art University, Analisa has had a hand in a wide variety of projects, which include short films, commercials, and documentaries, and considers it her lifetime goal to always be learning. Aside from filmmaking, Analisa loves to spend time with friends and family, read, knit while watching movies, and have spontaneous adventures.
Producer / Director
Aaron has been in the Film & Video industry for 15+ years. Over the years he’s filled many roles, from Producer and Director to Colorist and Visual Effects Supervisor. He’s worked on everything from indie films like Ethan Hawke’s “Chelsea Walls” and Amanda Micheli’s “Double Dare” to big summer blockbusters like “Superman Returns” and “Marvel's Avengers”. He enjoys wearing many hats, working hard, and collaborating with amazing people. His ambitions are simple... to ensure every project he works on is a success by creatively solving the problems that are presented.
Director of Photography / Producer / Director / Editor
Dave is part of the emotion studios close family of freelance artists. Whether we are hiring him as a Director of Photography, Editor or Producer or if he is bringing us one of his own projects; we love to see his smiling face come in to the studio. His humor, grounded approach to life and wonderful nature complement his enormous creative talent and breadth of experience that he brings to our team. He has worked with us on tons of campaigns for Adobe, HP, Nvidia, Dolby Labratories, Leapfrog and Chevron, among others. Over his 20 year career, he has worked in all levels of the industry and in almost every role... so don't forget to ask him to show you his actor's reel.
Producer / Director
Originally from the wild west of Colorado; Chelsea moved to San Francisco in 2007, immediately fell in love with the Bay Area, and can't bring herself to leave. With a passion for storytelling, she works diligently to hone the craft and capture the most meaningful moments. When not working with the emotion studios family, she continues working by writing and directing her own personal projects. A self-proclaimed nerd, she loves watching movies, going to rock shows, playing with her puppy; Sagan, BBQing with friends and family, and sipping good wine and beer.
A man of few words but many ideas, Chris has found outlets for his creativity in all aspects of his life. He caught the film bug at the ripe age of 12, filming his friends skateboarding in his hometown of Napa. Ever since, he's been shredding it. After film school and some time freelancing, Chris came to emotion to produce, write and edit for some of the most innovative clients in the Bay Area. After business hours, Chris can be found trolling the streets of the Bay Area on skateboard or bike, hiking the Marin hills with his fiancee, or editing his newest skate video while devouring an entire bag of tortilla chips - and loving every minute of it.
Julie has been freelance editing for 13 years, but ever since she started doing work for emotion studios, she has been hovering around acting like staff, so we just feed her and let her stay. She enjoys editing, editing, and editing. Just give her something to edit and she is happy. She almost became a lawyer. For some reason people call her "Crackletops."
After driving from Florida to San Francisco in her grandmother's 1965 Plymouth Belvedere, Ellen earned a degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University and has been editing in the Bay Area for the last 20 years. When Ellen isn’t making furniture or working with hot metal, she edits in a small dark room at the back of emotion studios. With her little dog Muppet by her side, she develops engaging stories about people who do interesting things. A feature film brought her to Toronto for a year, but she still can’t ice-skate.
Mark is unclassifiable and usually the smartest person in the room. At least when he's in the room with us. He is Canadian of course and speaks passable Ukrainian. As a General Specialist in all elements of production from ideation, scripting, storyboarding, animating, directing, shooting and editing, Mark understands and excels in the entire process of modern filmmaking. From conversing with a Tokyo film crew in pidgin Japanese, to running cameras up mountains, to sweating creativity through hours of mousing - Mark has been there and more than done that. For Mark, there are no bad stories, only bad story-telling.
Director of Photography / Camera Assistant
Seamus has been behind cameras for as long as he can remember. He signed on with emotion studios in 2013 and works as their primary camera assistant and technician, both in the studio and on location. He also works as a freelance cinematographer and lighting designer.