Brian Stillman • 646 207 0563 • stillman.brian (at) gmail.com
Experienced Producer, camera man, and editor with a demonstrated history of working in the news and documentary industries, as well as with marketing teams and non-profit clients. Strong entrepreneurial professional skilled in marketing, writing, editing, journalism, cinematography, and copy editing.
Consulting Producer/Field Producer/DP
2016 – Present
“The Toys That Made Us” Seasons 1-3 (Produced by The Nacelle Co. for Netflix)
Consulting producer and field producer/DP on the hit Netflix documentary series “The Toys That Made Us” (currently in production on Season 3). During pre-production, I work closely with the Executive Producer to develop story ideas for each episode, and help develop interview subjects. During production, as a Field Producer, I’m responsible for conducting interviews, running camera, lighting the shot, and operating audio. During post-production, I review early drafts of episodes and contribute story notes to the Executive Producer.
Founder, Producer, Director
X-Ray Films, LLC
2005 – Present
As the lead producer and director of X-Ray Films, I produce, shoot, and edit documentaries, corporate & non-profit videos, and online video content. Feature films include Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys and Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons. Plastic Galaxy is distributed worldwide on most streaming and VOD services by Gravitas Ventures, LLC.
Field Producer/Camera Op
2017 – Present
Produced and shot original content and event coverage both on-set and in the field. We’ve produced programming in small theaters and at NY Comic Con, the NY Auto Show, CES, NAB, Prime Time Basketball League, and other large-scale events and conventions.
Freelance Client Videos
Conceived of, shot, and edited videos for both business and non-profit clients, including The Boys’ Club of New York, Global Citizen, Queens Community House, PeopleDoc, Outward Bound, the Wilton Library, the campaign for Alexandra Chandler for Congress, and Cardozo School of Law.
News Producer/Field Producer/Journalist
The New York Post
2007 – 2013
Produced, shot, wrote, and edited news and feature packages. These included day-of spots and long-term projects, both with and without on-air correspondents. I worked to develop stories and leads, and working closely with the Executive Producer, reviewed content from other field producers.
Managing Editor/Senior Editor
Revolver Magazine & Guitar World Magazine
1997 – 2008
I was a senior editor for “Guitar World Magazine” and the managing editor for their sister publication, “Revolver Magazine.” I was part of the team that developed and launched “Revolver.” My responsibilities included developing stories and content for each issue of the month, national magazines. I assigned stories, edited content, developed writers, coordinated layout and design with the production department, and contributed both features and upfront articles.
Story development, field production, interviewing (both in a studio and in the field), HD and 4K camera operation, multi-camera shooting, lighting for interviews, audio for interviews, event video coverage, Sony FS7, Canon C100/200/300, editing, script writing, copy writing, copy editing, proofreading (AP Style), production coordination, online marketing, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop
Broadcast Journalism & Documentary Filmmaking
New York University
New York University