After graduating from NYU, Steven Rosofsky worked on industrials, commercials and arts-based documentaries in New York, including pieces for Live from the Met and Yale University. Later, based in Chicago, he travelled extensively shooting and editing educational films for Encyclopaedia Britannica, and commercials, industrials and documentaries for Chuck Olin Associates – most notably “In Our Own Hands,” “Is Jerusalem Burning” and Out of the Silence.” He spent several years in Los Angeles as a producer with Playboy TV and went on to edit, supervise and design effects for a number of low budget feature films. More recently, he was supervising editor on a national series for HBO/Cinemax as well as a number of pay per view specials. Currently back in Chicago he has returned to commercials, industrials and arts-based documentaries.
Smart Museum of Art
Producer, Camera, Editor -- responsible for creating on-site and web pieces for a variety of exhibits.
Chicago Humanities Festival
Producer, Director, Editor -- multicamera events and promotional pieces.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Senior Video Producer -- responsible for creating promotions, informational programs and short documentaries for on-site, broadcast and web use.
Independent Production (In-Progress)
Producer, Director, Cameraman, Editor—"Seymour Rosofsky: A Full-Length Portrait." Documentary project about the Chicago artist, my father.
Senior/Supervising Editor—Sin City Diaries. 13 episode cable series.
Mantra Entertainment Inc. 2004
Supervising Editor—responsible for overseeing 3 editors on a multi-camera, multi-format cable production counter-programming the Superbowl Halftime show.
Playboy Entertainment Inc. (Highlights), 1996-2003
Senior Producer, On-Air Promotions—responsible for writing, shooting, directing, editing, music selection and directing voice talent for a full slate of movies, series, specials and stunts. Also designed, built and maintained the on-air promotions database.
Special Projects -- created show opens for some of the channel's most popular series, was supervising editor, and frequently cameraman, on the company's high-prestige home video releases.
Public Television (Highlights), 1982-Present
In Our Own Hands, feature documentary on the Jewish Brigade, produced by Chuck Olin Associates.—director of photography
Out of the Silence: The Struggle for Human Rights, feature documentary, produced by Chuck Olin Associates —camera, sound. This film took us to Czechoslovakia during the velvet revolution.
Baseball, produced by Ken Burns, Florentine Films—camera
Les Brown, Emmy Award-winning PBS series, produced by Thea Flaum Productions,—editor
Econoic Life, three-episode PBS series—producer, director, editor
Mary Kay Slowikowski, PBS series, produced by Thea Flaum Productions,—director of photography, editor
Live From The Met, broadcast intermission programs and specials, produced by Equinox Films, --editor, sound editor.
Disney Feature Animation, 1996
Dinosaur—director of photography, test footage
Feature Films 1995 - Present
Editor- on a variety of low budget and direct to video releases, some pretty good, some quite dreadful.
Broadcast Spot News (Highlights), 1985-Present
ABC Nightline, WLS Sports Final, WMAQ Sports, WPWR Chicago Slices, AMA Journal—camera
Music Videos (Highlights), 1993-Present
Michael Jackson Dangerous Promo, Optimum Productions—editor
Walk West Live, Atlantic Records—editor
Other Documentary (Highlights), 1983-Present
Please note: much of my documentary and corporate work was produced by Chuck Olin Associates where I was a semi-permanent freelancer.
Is Jerusalem Burning?, --director of photography/war sequence editor
Herbert Hoover: An American Adventure, 23-minute documentary for Hoover Presidential Library—camera
Van Gogh, 60-minute documentary for Yale University —editor
Corporate (Highlights), 1985-Present
Spiegel, Sears, GATX, Hewlett-Packard, McDonald’s, Inland Steel, Florida Power & Light, Carter Hawley Hale Stores—director of photography
Public Sector/Not-for-Profit (Highlights), 1985-Present
Talking Troubles, 25-minute documentary on troubled teens produced by the State of Illinois—producer, director, director of photography, editor
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, City of Hope—director of photography
Lincoln Park Zoo—producer, director, director of photography, editor. Among other projects, worked extensively with the zoo's elephants and produced a training video on raising maned wolves.
International Theatre Festival of Chicago—producer, director, director of photography, editor
Educational Films (Highlights), 1984-1993
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation—director of photography, editor. Topics ranged from nuclear physics to human reproduction to the war in Vietnam. The Britannica work included extensive travel within the U.S. To photograph industrial, agricultural and social highlights of the nation's regions. Scott Foresman & Co.—director of photography, editor
Flip-Flops, independent short subject—producer, director, director of photography, editor
Butner Trap, 25-minute independent short subject—producer, director, editor
The Baseball Show, cable series—producer, director, director of photography, editor
Extensive experience with most Sony and Panasonic cameras, Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Resolve, Speedgrade, Audition. PC and Mac platforms, MS Office Suite. Much more.