Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner

DesignWise Studios

Filmmaker, videographer and cinematographer in Underhill, Vermont

About Stephen

Since 1997, evolving the scope of DesignWise Studios has been my creative endeavor. I began in the fine arts in the 1970s as a painter and photographer. In the 80s I worked as a photo-journalist. Throughout the 90s I explored digital media marketing and design. In 2006, I lived in Yunnan, China and spent 6 months becoming a filmmaker while designing the curriculum for an award-winning resort/learning center that explores Chinese art and culture. Now, I employ digital photography, videography, graphic design and networked media to create truly integrated documentary marketing solutions with a focus on the use of short-form film studies in storytelling.

Name: Stephen Kastner

Lives in: Underhill, Vermont

Company: DesignWise Studios

Occupation: Filmmaker, Videographer, Cinematographer, Editor, Marketing/pr, Photographer (Still), Press Agent, Producer, Publisher, Puppeteer, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist and Motion Graphic Design

Unique traits: Web marketing, Digital technologist, Artist, Writer, Cardio sports, sailing and yoga enthusiast


  • Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

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  • Since: November 2014
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