Stas Ivanov is a Russian-born American citizen who brings a creative approach to videography and cinematography. Stas has two decades of experience behind the camera, first picking his family's 8mm home video camera at 10 years of age in Siberia. He went on to study in the prestigious Academy of Cinematography Art & TV Broadcasting in Russia's Ural region. Beginning with professional work in Russian TV news, Stas learned innovative ways to shoot live concerts, sports, and interviews, skills he has built upon during more than a decade of life in the U.S. While he has a passion for capturing the essence of performers, actors, dancers and musicians, Stas has served as director of photography and Steadicam operator on projects ranging from corporate video, to reality television, to documentaries, and motion pictures. While he prides himself on discovering something daring and interesting through his viewfinder, Stas also enjoys directing and producing. “A brave one” is the first documentary that he directed and produced.