Stan Hirson started his professional career as a documentary film maker at WGBH-TV in Boston in 1962. Among his credits was being floor manager on Julia Child’s first shows of The French Chef. He covered the civil rights movement in the South for National Educational Television in 1963 and made film portraits of James Baldwin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
Stan joined the Maysles Brothers as Associate and was involved in the films such as The Beatles in America, Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens, and numerous television documentaries.
As a result of his films about the workplace, he was awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship to the Graduate School of Management at UCLA at the Center for Quality of Working Life and left his film career to practice organizational consultation.Â He trained in group and organizational behavior at the Washington School of Psychiatry and was awarded a fellowship at London’s Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.Â In addition to consulting to industry he taught group and organizational dynamics inÂ the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.
He currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley where he has consolidated his careers to make documentary video websites.
You might like to visit one of his other websites, Pine Plains Views, a celebration of small-town rural America.