Steve Stockman


Steve Stockman

(Writer/Director/Producer and Author of “How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck” (Workman Publishing))






Too often we try to give audiences messages that “are good for them” in video. Here’s why it doesn’t work—and how to think about it differently.


Steve Stockman is president of LA-based Custom Productions, Inc., and a producer, writer and director of over 200 commercials, web series, short films, music videos, and TV shows. He wrote, produced and directed the award-winning MGM feature film Two Weeks, starring Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Tom Cavanagh, Julianne Nicholson, Glenn Howerton and Clea DuVall.

Steve’s current projects include creating and Executive Producing Discovery Channel’s brand new hit series, The Devils Ride, their highest-rated debut original show in 8 years (now in production on season 2), Executive Producing and directing $24/24, a new Food Network series that premiered September 2012, creating new pilots for G4 and Food Network, web video for Microsoft, HTC and the new Anchor Steam website

His first book, How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck is out now from Workman Publishing. He blogs about video at, and comments wittily about it on Twitter @stevestockman