Videographer, Editor, Producer
CANCER ANGELS OF SAN DIEGO (Videographer/Editor), San Diego, 2012
Videographer and Editor of videos hosted by nonprofit organization Cancer Angels of San Diego for cancer patients.
SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK (videographer; viral media promotor), San diego, 2004-present
Volunteer Position: For years have promoted the San Diego Blood Bank in several ways, including viral media promotions and web videos. San Diego Blood Bank workers have praised my ability to peek the interest of new donors through the entertainment value I provide in my videos.
SWEET BRICKS (Videographer), San Diego, 2012
Videographer and Editor for Sweet Bricks-hosted party for charity. The videos simultaneously promoted the Sweet Bricks organization and the charity work they were doing for people sick with cancer.
GLARE PHOTOGRAPHY, San Diego, California, 2011-Present (Wedding Videographer, Editor)
Collaborates with photographer and founder of Glare Photography, Alberto Bernal, on wedding videos.
DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY (VIDEO/FILM TEACHER), San Diego, California, 2013
Summer school program -- Digital Media Academy -- in which I taught young children how to make their own movies and short videos. I taught them the full spectrum, from filming to editing, and also presented these videos to their parents.
“BULLETS, FANGS, AND DINNER AT 8” (Feature film), San Diego, 2011-2013
Producer, director, director of photography, production coordinator, editor, and actor of highly ambitious feature-length film. Has achieved popularity and support throughout the city of San Diego.
ANNAIAH JONES MUSIC VIDEO, San Diego, California 2012-2013 (Videographer, PA, Editor)
Videographer, PA, and editor for up-and-coming musical artist Annaiah Jones music video “Box”.
DIANA LYNNE FERRER MUSIC VIDEO, San Diego, California 2013 (Videographer, Editor, Creative Consultant)
Videographer, editor, and creative consultant for behind-the-scenes studio recording of artist Diana Lynne Ferrer’s song “Come Home to Me”.
BLUE MONEY BLUES BAND LIVE VIDEO, San Diego, California, 2012 (PA, Videographer, Editor)
Live performance; I did the video, sound, editing, and any PA work needed for the show.
WARNER BROS. STUDIOS, Burbank, California, 2007
My videos for a “Smallville” fan contest online were selected by Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank to appear on their official website. I shot the videos in San Diego and submitted them on a weekly basis, working for Jonathan Lamas, Manager of Programming Warner Bros. Worldwide Television.
? In a reference letter, Jonathan Lamas said: “Matthew maintained constant communication and never failed to meet a deadline, and in spite of these tight deadlines, his segments were always entertaining and professionally produced.”
? The contest’s strict requirements meant I was to not only film the videos, but also be the only actor in them, as well as edit them. This required constant multi-tasking in all aspects of pre-production, production, and post. Jonathan has since told me, “Members of the Smallville cast also watched these segments and thoroughly enjoyed them”, and has invited me for frequent visits to the WB lot.
“DROWNING PHOENIX” (Feature Film), San Diego, California, 2003-2007
Wrote, directed, produced, and edited my first feature length film.
? Edited the entire film and due to some inferior audio equipment, had to dub a lot of the dialog.
? Learned to edit on different programs, including Sony Vegas 7 and Final Cut Pro while also coordinating the entire production from pre to post.