David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP
David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP has a very diverse background in photography and the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. All of it originated from his love of imaging and photography.
His passion for imaging started with photography and large multi-projector, multi-image slide programs for storytelling that led him into the world of business communications with video production and presentation services. He has produced programs for some of the largest companies in America for annual sales conferences, marketing campaigns and employee training and also supported them with an extensive staging department that could support the quality of each production. His clients included a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, and The Coleman Company. Most companies were unique, but similar in the desire to present their organizations professionally and creatively meeting their communication objectives.
As President, Producer/Director of Photography of A-I Productions, Inc. , a corporate communications company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David spent 16 years building a successful audio/visual production and staging company. Eager to be the very best he spent a great deal of time understanding the process of listening to customer's communication needs and developed script to screen services that exceeded client's expectations and communication goals while still staying with-in budget. In the end creating one of the largest production and staging companies in Pittsburgh at that time. Of course that background serves him well in the professional photography services he provides today.
Having sold the company to relocate to Dallas TX in 1996, he started Silver Star Pictures in 1997 and focused once again on his passion for media and his love of photography. Utilizing his vast experience in the production & presentation field his initial focus was providing event and portrait services embracing an all-digital platform with modern techniques to produce high quality imaging with on-location studios with lab quality prints.
His philosophy of listening to the customer, exceeding expectations, meeting communication goals and staying with-in budget has not changed and has awarded him by earning long-term customer relationships as well as numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, Color Camera Club Awards and PPA - Professional Photographers of America merits.