Meet the next generation of filmmakers leading the charge into the new era of content. Take a journey alongside Stept Studios founder, Nick Martini, to get a behind-the-scenes look from the directors, creatives, and producers who are creating the projects you drool over on Instagram and Vimeo. From commercials to music videos to feature films, these are the artists who are redefining the landscape of modern production.
Ruel Smith: It All Starts with a Passion
Born and raised in Jamaica, Ruel Smith discovered at an early age his passion for animation and VFX. After seeing the Lion King and Jurassic Park as a kid, he instantly knew what he aspired to be and he has not stopped since. After migrating to the...
Nico Aguilar: In Focusing I Feel Free
Born in Mexico City, award-winning cinematographer Nico Aguilar became fascinated with filmmaking at a very young age when he began crossing paths with some of the country’s legendary filmmakers, who eventually became his close mentors. In today’s...
William DeSena: Debunking the Rigid Rules of Filmmaking
Brilliant filmmaker William Desena unapologetically shares his own ideas about what it takes to make it in the industry from the tedium of filming fashion shows to his inspired Marriott film capturing 6 countries in just 20 days.
Bryan Smaller: The World of Color
Bryan Smaller is one of the youngest and most impressive colorists in the industry today. He has collaborated with artists including Kanye West and The Weekend, and his work has been featured on Apple TV +, NBC and Netflix. Join us as he takes us deep...
Mack Fisher: Focus on the Craft, Success Will Follow
From making urban ski movies in Maine to creating eye-catching commercials, music videos, and more recently narrative features, Mack Fisher is killing it in the industry as one of LA's elite cinematographers to keep an eye on.
Leigh Powis: A Filmmaker, not a Filmtalker
If you don’t know Leigh Powis yet, you will. He’s gone from legendary urban skier to gifted editor to crushing it as a brilliant director.
A “Must Listen” for anyone in the film industry!
When I first came across Stept I was blown away by their creativity and consistent quality in their work. Tthey’re always pushing what’s possible through visual storytelling. Even though they just started the podcast, after listening to the first episode I can tell it’s going to be a gold mine for anyone looking to get inspired and take their work to the next level!