My Work

Hey guys! I’m Matt and I’m a filmmaker and 3D artist based in sunny Tampa, FL. Up above, you’ll find some work I did last year. I’ll try to keep this reel as updated as I can. Feel free to have a look around, I’ve got a little bit of everything here from cinematography, 3D animation, web design, and coding. I even make Tampa-related shirts!

Life as a filmmaker and 3D artist in Tampa

Being a filmmaker and 3D artist in Tampa is awesome because it’s such a cool place to live and work. I’ve been here for 5 years and absolutely love it.

Videography Background

I became a filmmaker and 3D artist back in 2005 before I moved to Tampa. I happened to take a vocational class my sophomore year of high school and instantly fell in love with the art of filmmaking and editing. I still have my first short film on DVD if that tells you anything. I trying to improve my filmmaker skills through the rest of high school and into college. I graduated from Georgia State University’s Film and Video program.

3D Animation

It didn’t take long before I realized one of the best things I could do to stand out from the filmmaker crowd would be to become a 3D artist. 3D animation is such a vast industry. The art form applies to countless fields from visual effects, video games, and even the medical field. Being hired full time allowed me to put my 3D skills to good use. It gave me the ability to inject amazing life and creative freedom into nearly any project. The trick was finding the best project suited for 3D animation. I’ve been a 3D artist for over 10 years and still love it today.

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Tutorials, Videos, Articles, and Assets

Template: Low Poly Nature Scene

This is a stylized low-poly nature scene created for Blender 2.8. Everything you need comes packed into this beefy 2GB .blend file. All textures, materials, lighting, is included. The scene is set up for one camera to fly through. All the animations are timed out to play to the camera as it passes by.

Retopology Strategy Series

This is a video series that will explore retopology in a very detailed, step-by-step way. This is meant to help you grow as a modeler and improve your retopology skills. Don’t just follow a tutorial. Get better at what you do.

In this series we’ll cover:

  • Overall techniques to help you as a modeler. Techniques you can apply to anything.
  • Strategies …

Intro to Modeling With Curves

Harness the power of modeling with curves and take your skills to the next level. In this video, we’re going to tackle:

  • Differences between curves and meshes
  • Advantages of curves over meshes
  • Handle types
  • Extruding curves
  • Beveling curves
  • Modeling a logo from scratch
  • Difference between 2D and 3D curves
  • Besier vs Nurbs

Runtime: 18:50

Available to stream and/or download.

Published Oct 20, 2018

Intro To Mesh Modeling in Blender 2.8

Learn:

  • Multiple ways to add meshes to your scene
  • Switch between Object mode and Edit mode
  • Scale objects
  • Transform objects
  • Rotate objects
  • Edit meshes directly, creating your own custom shapes
  • Keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow faster
  • The basics of the Loopcut

Runtime: 11:59

Available to stream and/or download

Published Oct 15, 2018

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