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Matthew Ellsworth

Freelance Video Editor & Animator

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Location:St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Phone: 612.669.0190
Website: http://www.ellsworthdynamic.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/matthewellsworth
10
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$28
Rate/Hr
PROFILE

My name is Matt Ellsworth, and I am an Emmy nominated video editor and motion graphics designer with a diverse background of various work environments. I have had the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects anywhere from local TV stations and post production houses to national clients and ad agencies such as: Leo Burnett, Comcast, GolfTV, First Financial Merchant Services, and FPX. Using my skills as a video editor and motion graphic designer, I have created everything from commercials and promotional web videos to music videos and short films.

I currently run my own freelance motion graphics and video editing business titled Ellsworth Dynamic, where I work directly with numerous clientele to produce and edit only the best videos, and create the most creative and innovative motion graphic designs -- as well as storyboarding, on-site video production, editing, compression, sound editing, special visual effects, rotoscoping, and compositing.

I’ve lead numerous projects and executed clients’ needs on a variety of video and motion graphic design projects, taking extra care to carefully follow the clients’ creative and aesthetic suggestions while also providing my own, thereby creating a true creative, collaborative effort.

Using state of the art equipment and several years of experience, I have also provided clients with on-site video production for corporate meetings, testimonials video shoots, and training videos.

Early in my career, a colleague and I created a short film and entered it into a natiion-wide film contest. Our film came in first place which resulted in a trip to Hollywood, CA and VIP tickets to the 1998 Golden Globe Awards.

Later in my career, in 2002, I created a television spot for Comcast which was then nominated for an Emmy. While I was involved in every step of the process with this spot, it was my motion graphic design efforts which resulted in the Emmy nomination.

I am highly proficient with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Final Cut, and Cinema 4D. No matter the scale of the project, I am armed with the experience and skills you need to achieve the best creative solutions for your video needs.

My resume and demo reel can be found on my website at:

http://www.ellsworthdynamic.com

I am available for onsite or offsite contract work. Contact me and let’s create something incredible!

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE VIDEO EDITOR & MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER
ELLSWORTH DYNAMIC
ST. PAUL, MN — 2004 - PRESENT

After relocating to the Twin Cities, I rebranded my freelancing career and changed my moniker to "Ellsworth Dynamic." Running my own freelance post-production service, I have offered my skills as a video editor and motion graphic designer to several national clients (FPX, First Financial Merchant Services) to create anything from corporate marketing videos for the web to informational training videos for large groups. While my services mainly consist of video editing (onsite and offsite) and motion graphic design to create marketing and promotional videos, my services extend to onsite locations as I also offer video production for live corporate events and video shoots.

FREELANCE VIDEO EDITOR & MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER
CASINOPANTS POST
CHICAGO, IL — 2002 - 2004

Running my own freelance post-production service under the moniker "Casinopants Post," I brought my post production skills to several post production houses in the city of Chicago (Superior Street, Whateverwerks, and Mixed Media), as well as advertising agencies (Leo Burnett) and national clients (GolfTV). While I worked as a freelancer in Chicago, my services mainly consisted of video editing (onsite and offsite) and motion graphic design to create marketing and promotional videos, television commercials, and live corporate events.

VIDEO EDITOR & MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER
COMCAST NETWORK
CHICAGO, IL — 2000 - 2002

I was a member of the creative services post production team primarily responsible for producing television spots and opening credit sequences for the Comcast Network -- a television network that spanned across the greater Chicagoland area. As a member of this creative team, my responsibilities spanned from preproduction to post production: from conceptualizing projects and writing scripts, to storyboarding and recording voice overs; from camera operating to studio lighting; and from video editing to on-air and motion graphic design.

It was at the Comcast Network where I was nominated for an 2002 Emmy for motion graphic design; the nominated ad can be seen on my online portfolio on my website: www.ellsworthdynamic.com.

VIDEO EDITOR & MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER
STAGING GRAPHICS
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — 1999 - 2000

Here, I edited corporate and marketing videos onsite and offsite. I also conceptualized and designed theme graphics, animations, and speaker-support for live corporate events and presentations while closely working with the clients to meet their specific needs.

VIDEO EDITOR & MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER
CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE ASSOCIATES (a.k.a. THE SHOW DEPT)
CHICAGO, IL — 1997 - 1999

Starting out as a paid intern, I quickly worked my way up to video editor and motion graphic designer. Here, I edited corporate theme videos for live corporate events; video editing was performed both onsite and offsite. I also created motion graphics for several corporate training videos and marketing packages.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, CHICAGO, IL
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS; FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION — 1993-1998

SKILLS

I am extremely proficient with the following design and post production software: Adobe Creative Suite 6 (After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Encore); Maxon Cinema 4D; Video CoPilot Element; Final Cut; Motion, PowerPoint, and Keynote. Aside from post production, I am also well versed in onsite video shooting with the latest DSLR cameras and lighting for green screen compositions and corporate testimonial events.
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Video Editing
Animation