Well, I'm Jean-Luc Slagle. I was born in San Diego and now reside in Bakersfield, CA with my amazing wife. My firstborn son was born this year (2022) and we have a Sheepadoodle named Toulouse.
I believe that communication has the power to create clarity. I love creating clarity. Visual mediums of communication like design and video have so much power. They can inform or mislead; empower or pacify; delight or repulse. I want to be someone who creates work that showcases the best of humanity. I want to delight and inform and empower.
I’m very fortunate to have grown up in the film production world. My dad was an actor for a short time and then became an Emmy-nominated producer. I grew up with access to the tools of the industry. You should have seen my 7th-grade world history video project. The production value was off the charts.
Originally, I studied graphic design, typography, and branding, and after freelancing as a designer for larger agencies I decided to merge my two passions and start Scope Studios: a creative video agency with an emphasis on great design.
As of 2022, I am the Owner and Creative Director of Scope Studios. We frequently collaborate with and employ film & video professionals across a wide range of crafts.
I think the 2 qualities that most set individuals up for success (and being hired on the next gig) are 1. Being easy to work with, and 2. Bringing something unique to the table. If you're easy to work with, chances are you'll get asked to work on other gigs fairly quickly, which in turn will grow your experience quickly. If you bring your unique ideas and perspectives to each project, chances are those will add value to the project in a tangible way. When you add value to projects, you're likely to get invited back and the cycle of growth continues.
Scope Studios serves Ad-Agencies, In-House Marketing Teams, and Brands in Southern California. We operate mostly in Bakersfield, CA. Bakersfield can be a challenging place to do great work. For those who might not know anything about Bakersfield, it's about 2 hours north of LA and doesn't have a reputation for being the most innovative, progressive city.
This "underdog" city has been a great proving ground for my work and my creative process. My thought process is: If I can work with companies here, find budgets, and do work that I'm proud of in a city like this, then I can do it anywhere.
Jean-Luc Slagle founded Scope Studios, a creative video agency that is rising to new heights, creating productions that are capable of attracting all spotlights of the industry.