Nicholas Stephan, Director of Photography and Editor for 2007's FIFA's World Player of the Year Ricardo Kaka's feature length documentary “O Ritmo Do Meu Jogo," created for the 2010 South African World Cup has a radical passion for transformative technologies. Nick was instrumental in establishing the foundation for ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in-house editing, camera crews, optimizing and editing work-flows, best practices, on-site equipment purchases, and proper editing between Grass Valley Servers & Online Distribution.
Adventure Online TV was where Nicholas Stephan took his first steps professionally in the film and television industry. As a high school student, he created action sports videos for online distribution through BrightCove’s Beta 1 release, which progressively grew to syndication through Limelight, Daily Motion, and other major platforms. Working with Adventure Online TV allowed Nicholas to learn about new technologies from passive/shuttering 3d, underwater bullet cameras, 4k, and the importance of familiarity with stringent standards and guidelines for global distribution. This knowledge propelled his future projects and evoked a passion that would ignite a desire for film and technology, choosing an education full of innovation and creativity at Full Sail University where he pursued a BS in Film and Television.
While not tinkering with the latest creative suites, Nick also enjoys creating websites, developing successful SEO campaigns, creating interactive widgets, marketing and utilizing social media for numerous International & New York Times Best Selling Authors, medical companies and the YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy.
Nicholas, like Next Galaxy is striving to be a paramount force in the technological transformations today, and yet to come.
"I find myself in a pivotal time, where technology is catching up to our imagination. We are living and breathing a transformation once thought to be ideas of a very distant future. Never stop learning, and surround yourself with unique individuals. Embracing the vast array of cultures and ideologies around us, forces growth. It is what inspires and allows creativity to continue to flow." Nick Stephan