has been the production sound recordist and/or boom operator on over 50 films and commercials, and has done the final mix for nearly 100 films, commercials and webisodes, many of them as a mixer-in-residence for the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, Austin. He's also been the sound designer or supervising sound editor on 15 shorts (including the Student Oscar-winning "Fatakra") and 2 features. As supervising sound editor on Mike Dolan's "Dance With The One", he oversaw a staff of 13 editors and mixers over an eight month period. The finished feature produced by the University of Texas Film Institute premiered in the dramatic competition at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival.
In addition to various awards including a Student Academy Award movies he has worked on have screened at major film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Slamdance, South By Southwest, Austin, DC Shorts, Palm Springs, Waterfront, BAMcinemaFEST, Maryland, Gate City, Dallas, Lund International Fantastic Fest, Sidewalk Moving Pictures, Chesapeake, Williamsburg International, and deadCENTER.
In the spring of 2010 Steven was invited by UT's Department of Radio-Television-Film to teach two upper-division courses on sound for film and video (RTF341: Audio Production for Picture and RTF341C: Advanced Audio). He has been a regular guest lecturer on sound for UT and other local film programs.
Somewhere in there he found the time to complete his doctoral dissertation, "White Dwarfs and the Ages of Stellar Populations", for the UT Astronomy Department. He has published numerous scientific articles in The Astrophysical Journal, the Astronomical Journal, and the Annals of Applied Statistics, and helped to discover a new class of variable star.