It was a natural interest and ability from a young age to create creature makeup that has made Matt one of New Image College’s most successful graduates.
As of 2013 Matt returned to our campus as an instructor to help mold the next batch of industry professionals “I like to impart information on people. I love to learn myself and love sharing that knowledge. Every trick or tip you get will only help you in your life”.
“At my time at New Image as a student I realized how important training was. If you want to work professionally and in a shop you have to have an education now a days”. It is an education that has served Matt well as he was immediately scooped up by Vancouver based effects shop Lindala Schminkin. “I started working for them and doing whatever gigs I could to build my resumé”.
Matt has keyed dozens of short features, web series, and independent features “I like to put myself in an uncomfortable position to challenge myself. I want to constantly work with better caliber professionals to challenge myself and grow as an artist”.
Now working full time at Lindala Schminkin, developing and applying prosthetic pieces for long running Emmy nominated Supernatural and ABC fantasy show Once Upon a Time. Matt also works freelance on gigs like the famed CW show The 100. When Matt doesn’t find himself on set or in the shop, Matt spends his days our students at our own shop.
“I always tell my students that they want to be the people that aren’t afraid to get dirty. Effects is a hot, heavy and labor intensive job with a payout that is amazing. To see your work on screen is the most rewarding result”.
Matt brings a hands-on and student orientated method to his teaching that has made him a valuable member of our team “I want our students to stay focused. People tend to think school is tough, but once you graduate is when it gets tough. You need a great work ethic and support… The ethic is something you need to build on your own, the support, that’s something we give you”.
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