Matthew Cook

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Artist/Musician/Poet

Musician Visual Artist
Projects
1 Projects

Work History

Senior Motion Designer & Creative Direction
Matthew Cook Freelance Designer
Jan 2006 - Present
I am a Motion Designer, Art Director, 3D Animator, and Creative Director. I have managed a variety of motion graphics, editing, and 3D Generalist projects. I am focused on taking complex problems or ideas and delivering strategic solutions through dynamic digital and product experiences, design, and animation. You can view my full portfolio at www.mattcook.tv. My resume is also available upon request.
Freelance Sr. 3D Generalist
Dorsey Pictures, formerly Orion Entertainment
Dec 2016 - May 2019
Greater Denver Area
-Maine Cabin Builders S3, Dogs Most Wanted S1 -Building off the Grid Season 6 -Tiny House Big Living Season 4-8 -Develop and create all show graphics for Tiny Paradise Season2. -Build assets 3D for HGTV Tiny Paradise Season 1 -Create show graphics for new show Containables. -CG generalist duties included style development, asset builds(modeling, texturing), animation/layout, lighting and rendering, and compositing. Used both Maya and C4D for all 3D work, After Effects for comping and final color correction/polishing.
Creative Director & Sr. Motion Designer
Kinetic Content
Jul 2018 - Nov 2018
Greater Los Angeles Area
-I lead all creative direction and production as the graphics vender for Buying It Blind - Bravo Season 1, working with Kinetic's Show Runner, Network EPs, Episode Producers, and Production Coordinators. -I developed all in-show graphics, animations, and Arch-Viz 3D illustrations for 6 episode series
Creative Director and Senior Motion Designer
Leopard USA
Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
Greater New York City Area
-I lead all creative direction and production as the graphics vender for Big Beach Builds Season 2, working with Leopard's Show Runner, CD, Episode Producers, and Production Coordinators. -I developed all in-show graphics, animations, and Arch-Viz 3D illustrations for 8 episode series.
Freelance Motion Designer
Lumenati
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017
Animator, gunslinger... We developed an animated training video series for network solutions company Ciena.
Freelance Sr. Motion Graphic Designer and VFX Engineer
Dorsey Pictures, formerly Orion Entertainment
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
Littleton, CO
Create all show graphics for Season 3 of Tiny House Big Living, and Mighty Tiny house 2 special on HGTV. Including modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, and compositing using Maya, C4D, and After Effects. Build assets 3D for DIY Building Alaska Develop and create all show graphics for new show LoveYurts. General development, beginning with graphics concept development through final delivery of multiple show packages for network pitches. CG generalist duties included style development, asset builds(modeling, texturing), animation/layout, lighting and rendering, and compositing. Used both Maya and C4D for all 3D work, After Effects for comping and final color correction/polishing.
Lead Broadcast Motion Designer
TEGNA (formerly Gannett)
May 2014 - Apr 2016
Greater Denver Area
I create amazing 3D/2D assets, promos, branding, and virtual sets. * Lead artist and night shift supervisor overseeing all production deliverables and 20+ artists • Design and created on air graphic elements, templates and animations. • Promote each station through online and on air advertisements. • Support all stations sales departments in creating advertisements for outside clients. The Gannett Graphics Group is a centralized design department supporting over 45 television stations in different unique markets.
Freelance Editor, Motion Graphics Designer
Agency 225
2011 - Sep 2014
Denver, CO
*Log and Edit content for various online and television commercials. *Develop all content and animated motion graphic elements in digital signage promos for mototvnetwork. *PA and Render Wrangler for Victory motorcycle shoot in Sturgis, ND featuring R. Lee Ermey http://www.youtube.com/user/M0T0TVNetwork
Lead Editor, Designer
Mode IQ Band Music Documentary
Jan 2013 - May 2014
The history of an unknown band, mode/IQ, documents a unique time in music and New York City. Through never before seen, original archival footage of gigs, rehearsals and interviews, we trace the band's journey. We will walk in the bands shoes, following their ups and downs, as they move from unknowns, to almost signing a record deal. From selling their single "Factory Worker" to Suntory liquor, to almost winning the BMI song contest, and ultimately to opening for A Flock of Seagulls. Ahead of its time, mode/IQ continues making music I worked closely with the producer from initial logging through to final delivery -Created and supervised creation of all assets for motion graphics and assembled all visual elements -Assembled, edited, and designed all elements for sound design and music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRp2vshC654
3D Generalist & Animator
Elevate Children's Curriculum
Apr 2013 - 2014
Grapevine, Texas
Focused on Elementary and Pre-K education and leadership training for DVD Series -Manage library of 3D assets from previous DVD series -Model, texture, light, and composite 3D elements and scenes in Maya and After Effects -Animate 3D characters using blend shape strategy -Animate 2D elements and characters in After Effects -Storyboard, conceptualize, and produce CG content for DVD releases -Train and manage animation contractors and in-house interns -Interface with Producer, Art Dept., Video Dept., and Sound Dept., to ensure on-time deliverables
Freelance Editor & Motion Graphics Artist
Epic Playground, Inc.
2012 - 2013
Boulder, CO
-Organize and log all video content -Edit 5 two minute commercials and 7 ninety second monologues -Edit 4 "who are we", and background videos -Export, prepare, and key green screen footage -Create overall style concepts for motion graphics -Research, prepare, produce, and animate graphics
Freelance On-Air promotions Video Editor
Root Sports, DIRECTV
2012 - 2013
Denver, CO
On-Air Promotions Division * Edit promotions for air that effectively convey messaging * Incorporate titles and motion graphics using software programs (After Effects) * Responsible for mastering and delivery of finished products for a variety of media platforms * Archive existing projects and organize assets-both video and audio-for use in future projects * Back up for logging promotional spots * Advanced working knowledge of editing software, Final Cut PRO
Lead Editor, Motion Graphics Lead Artist, Sound & Music Editor
Harris Entertainment
May 2010 - Nov 2011
Greater Denver Area
"On the WIngs of Men," Feature Documentary *2011 Winner of Bahamas International Film Festival, "The Audience Award" Best Documentary* -Worked closely with the producer from initial stage of rough cut interviews to final delivery cuts -Created and supervised creation of all assets for motion graphics and assembled all visual elements -Assembled, edited, and designed all elements for sound design and music -Compiled all assets into final product and final DVD delivery
Edit Intern
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Boulder, CO
Integrated Production Department.
Lead Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Sound & Music Editor, Poster and DVD Author
Harris Entertainment
Aug 2009 - Feb 2010
Greater Denver Area
"The Great Recession," Feature Documentary -Worked closely with the producer from initial stage of rough cut interviews to final delivery cuts -Created all assets for motion graphics, and assembled all visual elements -Assemble, edit, and designed all elements for sound design and music -Compiled all assets into final product and final DVD delivery
Volunteer
Silver Spoon Film Festival
2009 - 2010
Greater Denver Area
Develop 5yr growth plan.
Production Intern
Kroenke Sports Enterprises - Media Ventures (Altitude Sports & Entertainment)
Dec 2008 - Apr 2009
Greater Denver Area
Game Logging -On set promo shoots with professional athletes -In- studio cramera 2 & 3 during halftime and post game reports.
Creative Director
Youth For The Nations
Jan 2007 - May 2008
Dallas, TX
*Managed website & Social Networking sites *Created brochures, posters, flyers, and digital flyers for annual camps and all events. *Produced video promotions for annual camps, all events, drama teams, bands, and speakers *Formed volunteer multimedia team and delegated responsibilities to them for fall, and spring term *Supervised multimedia team for 4 week summer camp *Designed and oversaw building of cutting edge stage design for 4 week summer camp
Petty Officer
US Navy
Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
Corrosion Control Technician for S3B Aircraft

Education

Bachelor of Arts
The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver

Skills