© 2017 vansteven

Static Studios began as a project studio created by a group of friends in 1998. Our aim was to record music and have a space for film production and events. After a few years all of my partners moved away from Chicago in pursuit of other interests. Consequently, I decided to refocus on Sound Design and Audio Post Production. With a BS degree in video/audio and 2 years experience as a video editor, the transition seemed logical. However, inexperienced in this field of audio the odds were very much against me, but with tenacity I eventually accomplished more than I ever imagined, worked on over 1,000 TV/Radio spots, numerous critically acclaimed films, and won several TV Ad sound design awards. After almost 20 years, with foresight of the industry steering away from my business model, I decided to end a long great run to see what life would bring next? Here are photos of the studio I will cherish for ever.