Stephen Schleicher has crossed the country several times over the last couple of years going from Kansas to Atlanta , Georgia , and Southern California . In his time traveling, he has worked as an editor, graphic designer, videographer, director, and producer on a variety of video productions ranging from small internal pieces, to large multimedia
corporate events.

Currently, Stephen shares his knowledge with students at Fort Hays State University who are studying media and web development in the Information Networking and Telecommunications department.

When he is not shaping the minds of university students, Stephen continues to work on video and independent projects for State and local agencies and organizations as well as his own ongoing works.

Stephen is also a regular contributor to Digital Producer, Creative Mac, Digital Webcast, Digital Animators, and the DV Format websites, part of the Digital Media Online network of communities (www.digitalmedianet.com), where he writes about the latest technologies, and gives tips and tricks on everything from Adobe After Effects, to Apple’s Final Cut Pro, LightWave 3D, to shooting and lighting video.

Stephen has a Masters Degree in Communication from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas . As a forward thinker, he wrote his Thesis on how Information Islands and e-commerce would play a major role in keeping smaller communities alive. This of course was when 28.8 dialup was king and people hadn’t even invented the word e-commerce.

Stephen spends what little free time he has biking, reading, traveling around the country, and contemplating the future of digital video and its impact on our culture.

He can be contacted at schleicher@mindspring.com

Known to use:


Avid 1000
Grass Valley editors
Beta SP camera’s and decks
Canon ZR50
Canon XL1
Canon GL1
Sony DSR-PD150
DPS Velocity
DPS Reality


2D Graphic and Animation

Adobe After Effects 6.5
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Illustrator CS
Adobe Go Live CS
Pinnacle Systems Commotion

3D Graphic and Animation

Lightwave 8.2
Worely Polk Collection
Shave and a Haircut
Aura 2.5
3d studio max 6
discreet character studio 3
discreet combustion 3


Final Cut Pro HD
Avid Xpress (NT & Mac)
Avid Xpress DV 3.5
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5

Distribution and Other

DVD Studio Pro
discreet cleaner
Quicktime 6.0
Sonic Foundry Acid
Sonic Foundry Vegas Video
Sonic Foundry Sound Forge
Adobe Acrobat
Sorenson Squeeze

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In my spare time I:

Read books
Magazines (NewTekniques, KeyFrame, Time, Newsweek)
Surf the Internet
Ride my bike – Currently up to 100 miles per week
Swim training
Go to the movies
Animate (see current project)
Tai Chi

Contact me:

email: schleicher@mindspring.com
MSN Messenger: 30fps
Equipment I own:

Sony PD-150
.65x wide angle lens adapter
Canon ZR50
Select filters for PD-150
ProMax Cobra Crane
Steady Tracker Xtreme
Lowel Light kit(s)
Reflectors, scrims, etc.
Softboxes (2)
Barger Baglite GT-6
Portable Greenscreens
Sony UWP Wireless Mic
Audio Technica AT835b shotgun mic
lavalier/lapel mic
Final Cut Pro 4
DSR-11 deck
See more software above

Visit places I think are very cool

Creative Mac
Digital Producer
MCAI Atlanta Chapter
CG Channel
Billy Pilgrim – Need a video hookup in the 334 (also known as Montgomery, Alabama) ? Check out Billy’s page. Good friend from a lifetime ago.

Faye (Computer #1) Sheeta (Computer #2)

Initial inception date: June 1996
Last modification: February 2004
2.79 GHz Laptop 512 MB RAM

Initial inception date: July 2003
Last Modification: February 2004

Mika (Computer #3) Nadia (Computer #4)
HP Kyak

Initial inception date: February 2000
Last modification: August 2004

Dual Gig G4 Mac 256 MB RAM

Initial Inception date: April 2002
Last modification: January 2005

Think you know why my computers are named the way they are ? E-mail me with the answer.

One Reply to “About”

  1. Mr. Schleicher,

    I’m a musician/composer who is working on a video to accompany a song I just released. It’s called “Wheat Belly Blues,” and Dr. William Davis, the author of the best-selling book “Wheat Belly” and I are combining our talents to get the message out. The song is self-explanatory, and it’s gotten over 500 hits today, its first day out. I would like to use your wheat field video in my video. My problem is that I am using older Quicktime software and I can’t access your clip. I tried opening your link in my Quicktime player and that didn’t work either. Is there any way you could provide me with a compatible clip? I can tell you that the video has a good chance of going viral, and you’d be generously credited. I’m using the older iMovie 6.03 software and mostly various stills to do the video. I’d appreciate your help. Maybe if you emailed me a file I could open it in iMove. I am WAY more comfortable in the music medium that video, but the subject is so important I wanted to make a video for the song.


    James Winningham

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