About Us

iDC Photo Video was founded in 2002 by the team of Maura Dutra & Bruce Dorn

Maura Dutra

Maura Dutra
Corel Painter Master
Photographer
Digital Imaging Visual Artist

Bruce Dorn

Bruce Dorn
Canon Explorer of Light
Director's Guild of America
Corel Painter Master

Our Background:
"We learned our craft as image-makers in Hollywood, New York, and Paris, and have the scars to prove it! Maura has twenty years of Hollywood experience as an Art Director and Visual Effects Producer, and Bruce capped a youthful career in fashion and advertising photography with over twenty-five years in the very exclusive Director’s Guild of America. We have earned a plethora of industry awards for excellence in design and image-making, but take pride in approaching each new commission with freshness and enthusiasm."

 

Maura Dutra

Maura Dutra Working

Corel Painter Master
The Corel Painter Masters are considered to be pioneers in the Digital Arts and work extensively with Corel’s amazing Painter™ software. Maura won the International Gold & Silver Medals for Still Life in a competition entitled "The World’s Greatest Painter Art", and is considered to be one of the best.

Digital Imaging Visual Artist
Maura Dutra is a Clio Award winning Visual Artist with many years of experience in the Hollywood special effects industry. Maura’s personal photography and digital art portfolios have earned her international acclaim and her pieces are held in private and corporate collections around the globe.

 

Bruce Dorn

Bruce Dorn Working

Director's Guild of America
Partial Client List: Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, ABC, Avis, Anacin, Budweiser, Bell Telephone, Burger King, Budweiser, Bristol-Meyers, Betsy Johnson, Canon, Clothestime, Chevrolet, California Lottery, Chrysler, Carnation, Coca-Cola, Conde Nast Publishing, Delta Airlines, Disney, Delco, Epson, Ford, Fox, FJ Westcott, General Electric, General Mills, Greenpeace, Goodyear, Hershey, Herman-Miller, Hallmark, Hyatt, IBM, ITT, Kenzo, Kraft, Kellogg’s, Kirin, Levis Jeans, Lincoln – Mercury, M&M, McDonalds, Miller Brewing, Mitsubishi, NBC, Nestle, Ohio Bell, Okidata, Purina, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Quantum Instruments, RCA, REMAX, Sonia Rykiel, Soloflex, Six Flags, Sony, Southern Bell, Shell Oil, Tyco, Tylenol, Transamerica, Travelers Insurance, Valvoline, Warner Brothers, Women’s Wear Daily, Western Digital, Warner Lambert, and Xerox.

Bruce Dorn working in Antelope Canyon

Canon Explorer of Light
Canon U.S.A., Inc., has assembled a group of the world's leading professional photographers to provide insight, inspiration and education to future generations of creative photographers. Known as the Explorers of Light, this prestigious panel of Canon photographers delivers seminars, workshops, gallery showings and photo presentations at a variety of professional association and amateur photo groups and colleges across the country as a means of fostering imaging excellence and nurturing the increasingly digital art's next wave. Bruce Dorn is one of Canon’s most active Explorers and is routinely called upon to test and demonstrate of a wide variety of fine Canon products.

Western Digital Creative Master
Bruce is one of only three photographers to earn the title of Western Digital Creative Master. Western Digital describes their Creative Masters as being “among the most influential photographers in the world.”

Corel Painter Master
The Corel Painter Masters are considered to be pioneers in the Digital Arts and work extensively with Corel’s amazing Painter™ software. Bruce won the International Gold Medal for Portraiture in a competition entitled “The World’s Greatest Painter Art” and is considered to be one of the best.

 

Our Philosophy

Discover something fresh, do something clever, see something elusive, be someone admirable, wear something silly, ask something meaningful, learn something true, make something beautiful, and always - always - build upon the artistic wisdom of the giants who preceded us. We believe that anything worth doing must be done with passion, and we are truly passionate about our art and craft.” - Maura & Bruce

 

Our Products: Tools Born of Necessity

SYSTEM ONE

Each and every iDC product is personally designed and field-tested by Bruce Dorn, DGA. While a few other manufacturers of image-capture tools do consult with working pros as to the utility of their products, only iDC can boast that their Chief Designer and Head Bottle Washer has more than thirty-five years as a fulltime professional imagemaker.

Although Bruce has enjoyed a rich and varied career as a Director, Cameraman, and Photographer, his formal training is in Design. Bruce spent four years as an Associate Professor of Design at Indiana University where he taught advanced courses in both Photography and Design.

As a Mechanical Designer, Bruce has earned acclaim as a builder of custom motorcycles and racing cars. His efforts have been featured in mainstream enthusiast magazines such as Hot Bike and Hot Rod. Insiders credit Bruce with the inspiration of the hugely popular Harley Davidson Fat Boy that appeared shortly after one of his clients, Willie G. Davidson, spent hours pouring over the details of one of Bruce’s pet projects.

All of Bruce’s iDC designs are born of necessity. When Bruce reaches for a specific tool and cannot find it, he retires to the shop and builds it. The products you see on the pages of this website are the result of his relentless pursuit of minimalist functionality. All iDC products are made in the USA!

 

Our Workshops: Educational, Fun, and Accessible

Fellow artists seeking a supportive environment for creative growth are encouraged to join us for one of our periodic “on location” explorations, workshops, and seminars. All levels of experience are welcome at the iDC Workshops!

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Available Workshops and Seminars

Please head over to brucedorn.com/appearances to see all available workshops and seminars.

Cheers! - Maura and Bruce

 


Links to Read More:

Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn:
www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/contributors/explorers/dorn_bio.shtml

Environmental Portraits with Speedlites - Tutorial Series by Bruce Dorn:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/tutorials/environmental_portraits_with_speedlites.shtml

Picture Style Editor Tutorials by Bruce Dorn:
learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/tutorials/pse_tutorials_gallery.shtml

A Three Act Play by Bruce Dorn:
www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/sample_videos/a_three_act_play.shtml

DSLR Settings for a Filmic Look with Bruce Dorn:
www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/videos/interviews/iusa_dorn_filmic_look.shtml

Building a Lens Kit with Bruce Dorn:
www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/videos/interviews/nab_bruce_dorn_building_lenskit.shtml

Corel Painter Official Magazine
An Interview with Bruce Dorn by Nick Spence: PDF File

AfterCapture Magazine
The Visual Artistry of Maura Dutra by Paul Slaughter: PDF File

Rangefinder Magazine
Bruce Hamilton Dorn & Maura Dutra by Peter Skinner: www2.rangefindermag.com/magazine/Apr06/showpage.taf?page=24.tml