Matt Carter

I’m a freelance VFX artist by trade and have been involved in computer animation since a teenager. I studied Computer Animation at Bournemouth University and learned more of the technical and programming skills that have been invaluable to my career. I’ve been involved in a number of sectors from Film VFX, Broadcast/Television, Commercials, Corporate, Retail Graphics, Virtual Reality, Projection Installations, and Theatre effects. I’ve worked on shows for BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, PBS, History Channel and a number of commercial clients. I’ve also worked in the camera department for a number of TV shows and documentaries, both capturing actuality and drama recreation. I’ve also acted as the cinematographer for my own film work.

Coming from a general creative background as an independent film director, photographer and musician, I try to bring these creative sensibilities to my work so that it stands out visually and aesthetically as well as technically.

I grew up between Bournemouth and the French Alps and I’m a keen Skier and Rugby player. I’m very passionate about every aspect of the film making process and screenwriting.

I’ve been involved in live action film for over 15 years. My second feature film ‘In From The Side’ is currently in post-production for which I was both the Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, and editor. I’ve also shot a number of other short projects and commercially commissioned work.
I’ve been passionately involved in photography and lighting since the age of 13, when I purchased my first Canon digital SLR camera. I’ve since moved onto shooting 35mm film as my preferred medium for artistic work and have been shooting on film for 9 years, having also experimented with Polaroid and medium format. I’ve acquired a fair amount of lighting equipment over the years that I use regularly for studio shoots.
For the last 10 years, I’ve worked primarily as a Visual Effects Artist, mainly as a Lead TD/3D Generalist and Compositor. I use Maya for 3D work and have an extensive technical and programming knowledge, I’ve created a large number of scripts and tools for extended functionality and the creation of unique and custom effects for clients. I use Nuke for most compositing work but also have a good knowledge of After Effects.
I’ve been musical from a very young age, playing both Piano to a high level and Guitar proficiently, with formal training in music theory. I’ve taken on commercial composition and recording jobs and have scored both my feature films as well as short film projects. I have a home Pro-Tools recording and mixing suite, with countless orchestral and synth instrument sample libraries and effects plugins, providing a large acoustic pallet.