Matt Brookens – Creative
Director | Producer | Editor | Writer | Designer
I am a storyteller. I want to create engaging content and maybe make you laugh along the way.
I’m also a graphic designer and art director with a passion for simple, elegant design.
- $124 Million in profit attributed to creative
- 20 yrs video experience (scripted & unscripted)
- 105 shorts (narrative & branded) +1 feature comedy as director/producer/writer
- Well rounded with positive can-do attitude.
SOFTWARE (Expert Level)
Final Cut 7+X, Premiere CC, After Effects, Avid, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Draft
FILM & TV SKILLS
- Narrative Comedy, Drama, Horror – As Writer, Director, Producer and Editor
- Sizzle Reels & Cold Opens
- Creative Direction – Agency and In-House creative from strategy to design.
- Feature Film Editing
- DSLR cinematography/photography
- Title Design
- Reality TV Production and Post
- Talent Discovery
- Social Media Marketing
- Branded Commercial and Content Marketing
- Web Site Development
- After Effects & Motion Graphics
- Writer – Everything from narrative feature films to technical copy in an electronic drum kit manual to artist interviews
- Guitar player and music producer
ART DIRECTION / SENIOR DESIGNER SKILLS
- Packaging Design
- Print and Digital Ad Design
- Branding and Re-branding
- Multi-tier Marketing/Advertising Campaigns
- Logo Design
- Website Design / Interactive
- Increased social engagement for Musicians Institute by 96.93% from prev year. Enrollment up 11%.
- Grew profit to record high ($124 million) for Guitar Center Private Label Brands in 2013 through creation/execution of multi-tiered campaigns.
- Generated over 1,000,000 views by creating Guitar Center Proprietary Video Program.
CLIENTS (Design, Art Direction, Video/TV)
3 Vodka, Acoustic Amplification, Allora Brass, Alternative Press, AT&T, Audio-Technica, Bain Capital Partners, Baird Capital Partners, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bundy, Chamberlain, Chase Bank, Craftsman, Dap, DeltaLab Effects, DR PRO, Elkay, Golf Smith, Jett Percussion, Harbinger Pro Audio, Home Depot, K-Mart, Laguna Guitars, Live Wire Cables, Mark Bass, Michelangelo, Mitchell Guitars, Moog, Musicians Friend, Musicians Institute, Nestle, Nexxus, Office Max, Orange County Drum & Percussion, Premier Guitar, Project Runway, Revere, Road Runner Cases, Sam’s Club, SBC, Simmons Electronic Drums, Schecter Guitar Research, Soft & Beautiful, Sound Percussion, Slate Digital Audio, St. Ives, Sterling Microphones, Sweetwater Sound, Tech 21, Telefünken, TRESemmé, Vigoro, VO5, Wahl, White Rodgers, William Blair, Wolfpak Cases, Yahoo, Zwipes
B.A. Film/Video Columbia College | Upright Citizens Brigade | Power of the Pitch (Writer’s Store) | Miles Stroth Comedy Workshop
- Wrote/Directed/Edited 20 ep comedy web series, Starving Artist Beatdown
- Created comedy punk band, Dr. Killbot: Guitar/Lyrics/Sketch comedy/Managed/2 albums
- Wrote/Directed feature comedy, The Art of Pain – Distribution on NETFLIX