Stu Maschwitz is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer, with a passion for kinetic storytelling and building filmmaking tools. A graduate of CalArts, Maschwitz spent four years at Industrial Light & Magic before co-founding the legendary effects firm The Orphanage in 1999. Despite his 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 and photography blog at Maschwitz currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Red Giant, where he designs software for filmmakers.