Stan has worked in the entertainment industry his entire adult life, spending most of his time in the post-production world of feature films and broadcast television. He began his career as a Location Sound Recordist for local movie productions which led to TMPS Audio, a recording facility specializing in sound for film and video. Stan performed a wide variety of audio services including music scoring, creating and recording sound effects as well as soundtrack mixing for feature films, television documentaries, commercials and music videos.
Through the years Stan became increasingly involved in the hands-on production of feature films and television shows. He soon found himself spending less time in the Recording Studio and more time on movie sets working as a crew member in a number of capacities – Grip, Gaffer, Boom Operator, Projectionist and Production Manager - for many local and studio films.
In 1997 Stan became the manager of The Austin Film Center, a downtown production facility providing screening and editorial space for Hollywood movies. During his time there, he worked in the editorial and sound departments of several feature films including “The Newton Boys,” “Office Space,” “The Faculty,” “Varsity Blues,” “Where The Heart Is,” among others.
In the fall of 1999 Stan conceived the idea and authored the proposal to convert a portion of the abandoned Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a movie and television soundstage facility. That proposal was unanimously approved by the Austin City Council the following year creating the facility that is known today as The Austin Studios. He served as the studio’s consultant during the initial year of operation while continuing to work on the movies “The Life of David Gale,” “Spy Kids,” “The New Guy,” “Miss Congeniality,” “American Outlaws” and “The Rookie.”
In 2001, Stan converted a semi-trailer into a Mobile Screening Room, a traveling theater designed to review “Dailies” or a days worth of filming. Over the next three years he served as Dailies Projectionist, accompanying his screening room on numerous feature films, beginning with the remake of Disney’s “The Alamo.”
After wrapping the movie “Friday Night Lights” in 2004, Stan decided to leave Hollywood behind and start a new career as an independent video producer. He created Bnex TV Productions and began producing documentaries for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center along with a few of his own, original shows.
Currently Stan is researching and penning the script for a documentary about a little known but important figure in Texas history. “Mark of the Baron” will be an in-depth examination of the life of Felipe Enrique Neri, otherwise known as the Baron de Bastrop, who had a tremendous influence on the formation of two U.S. states, Texas and Louisiana. Three cities and a bay in the Gulf of Mexico are named in his honor, all testaments to a noble statesman who helped create the great State of Texas .
With his years of experience in many different aspects of film production, Stan has the unique ability to personally create an entire video presentation from concept to completion with polished, professional results.