Stan started his professional career as a documentary film maker at WGBH-TV in Boston in 1962. Among his credits was being floor manager on Julia Child’s first shows of The French Chef. He covered the civil rights movement in the South for National Educational Television in 1963 and made film portraits of James Baldwin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
Stan joined the Maysles Brothers as Associate and was involved in the films such as The Beatles in America, Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens, and numerous television documentaries.
As a result of his films about the workplace, he was awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship to the Graduate School of Management at UCLA at the Center for Quality of Working Life and left his film career to practice organizational consultation. He trained in group and organizational behavior at the Washington School of Psychiatry and was awarded a fellowship at London’s Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. In addition to consulting to industry he taught group and organizational dynamics at the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College of Columbia University.
He currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley where he has consolidated his careers to make documentary videos for the internet.
Some of his other video websites are:
About This Site
This site was started in February, 2009, as a video clearinghouse of ideas from all over the world that might be transplanted to other locations. It will be exactly what its name states: a demonstration of thinking global but acting local. The content will be “rich media”, an amalgam of text, graphics, and video. (Amalgam? My father was a dentist. I grew up around that word but I became a documentary film maker.)
It will focus on a range of stories about agriculture, sustainable economic development, appropriate technology and, well, whatever we feel is important. We? I will solicit and act on ideas and suggestions from the guests on this site. Contact me here.