Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Steve Romano grew up in a creative environment. His father was a commercial artist, and Steve's own early interests were Art as well as music. As a drummer, he still plays with bands in and around the city. After studying Film and Television, with a minor in Art, his first film job was actually as a PA/set builder for a low-budget porn company. “The guy told me he did horror movies," Steve recalls with appropriate amusement. "It seemed like the right thing to do at the time.” Money disputes ended the brief porn career, and Steve found his way to a series of staff positions, first with APA Studios, a special effects company and then to commercial production at One Such Films, Wildlife Management, and 50 Mile Radius working with TableTop Director Bruce Nadel.
Currently a DP/Director, Steve is a Phantom camera pioneer. He beta tested the Phantom HD for Vision Research, as well as owning one of
the first manufactured HDs. Steve admits, “It’s still magic to see 1000 fps played back immediately, and now in 4K!"
Velocity Media Systems was formed from the need for Digital High-Speed imaging and Now, with the opening of Velocity Media Studios In Yonker NY, Steve is now offering A one stop shop for all your production needs. This includes, Camera, Stage, lighting and the new acquisition of the BOLTX and the BOLT high speed motion control robot.
With over 20 years in the film and video industry, Owner/Operator Steve Romano committed himself to finding the camera and motion control technology to push the boundaries of conventional productions needs.
Steve continues to shoot, edit, direct and produce. He is a still photographer, advanced scuba diver and accomplished drummer.