Born in Nashville, TN, Blake’s first spark of filmmaking inspiration came from an unlikely source: the Ernest movies. Filmed in and around his East Nashville neighborhood during the ‘90s, the Ernest movies gave Blake a front row seat to the crews, equipment, and the world of filmmaking that would later inspire him to attend and graduate from Watkins Film School.
Blake takes great pleasure in the collaborative nature of filmmaking, and he values working with actors and crew to tell a story above all else. That passion has led to his filming around the world, in locations such as Prague, Cambodia, Mexico City, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Copenhagen, Toronto and all over the United States.
His most recent television directing credits include the Hulu limited series The Dropout, starring Amanda Seyfried and William H. Macy; two seasons of Miracle Workers for TBS, with Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi; and NBC’s A.P. Bio, featuring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt. Among his many other film and TV credits, McClure also shot the first four seasons of Comedy Central’s star-studded Drunk History, earning him the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for Best Cinematography in a Half-Hour Episodic Series.
The diversity of Blake’s body of work speaks to his innovation as an artist and his ever-present attention to detail and genre. Blake is currently based in Los Angeles.