Stu Maschwitz is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer, with a passion for kinetic storytelling. A graduate of CalArts, Maschwitz spent four years at Industrial Light & Magic before co-founding legendary visual effects firm The Orphanage in 1999. Despite his visual effects background and unique command of filmmaking technologies, Maschwitz places an emphasis on performance, emotion, and story. A champion of accessible filmmaking, Maschwitz wrote The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap, and maintains a filmmaking blog at prolost.com. Maschwitz directs TV commercials and is developing several feature film projects, as well as serving as Creative Director for Red Giant Software’s Magic Bullet product line.
Stu’s commercial reel: