About

Matt Brookens – Creative

Director | Producer | Editor | Writer | Designer

PROFILE

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.

NOTABLE

  • $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
  • Branding/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

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 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

 EDUCATION

B.A. Film/Video Columbia College  |  Upright Citizens Brigade |  Power of the Pitch (Writer’s Store) | Miles Stroth Comedy Workshop

NOTEWORTHY

  • 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
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