In one capacity or another, Raymond Stella has engaged in the production of some of the most famous and celebrated films since the 1970s. He was enlisted as a camera operator in several prominent '70s and '80s films, such as "Escape from New York" (a futuristic story wherein Manhattan has become a maximum security prison) and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (a mixed animation/live action comedy about a toon who is framed for murder). Stella soon graduated to second unit director of photography, and worked in that capacity on some of greatest films of the '90s. He helped lens, among other movies, the historical epic "Braveheart" and the film depiction of the real-life "Apollo 13" disaster. Stella also has several television credits to his name. He has contributed as second unit director of photography to the forensics procedural drama "CSI: NY" and, as director of photography to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the immensely popular series about a teenage girl who battles bloodsuckers in her free time.