Stu Maschwitz is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer, with a passion for kinetic storytelling. A graduate of CalArts, Maschwitz spent four years creating visual effects at Industrial Light & Magic before co-founding the legendary 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 the filmmaking software company Red Giant.