v i d e o d e s i g n / d i g i t a l
I am a highly experienced & award nominated digital director/producer, video editor & designer on stage and screen.
As Video Designer, I design bespoke visual landscapes tailored to each production. I have provided design for ALPMusicals, Aria Entertainment, University of the Arts Philadelphia, The MTA, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, The Other Palace and my own produced work.
As Digital Practitioner & Artist, I have created a variety of bespoke theatrical content launching new musicals & digital expansions for live shows. Recent work includes Digital Direction of Watford Palace Young Company.
My editing experience includes editing full length digital performances, multi-performer videos and short films.
Below is my full design CV and a selection of projects placed into the spotlight.
PUBLIC DOMAIN by Forristal & Clarke
Video Designer/Associate Director
Streamed Production: January 2021 at Southwark Playhouse
West End Premiere: May 2021 at Vaudeville Theatre
Director: Adam Lenson | Designer: Libby Todd
Technical Producer: Christian Czornyj for theatrical.solutions
Lighting Design: Sam Waddington & Matt Daw
Photography: Jane Hobson
"All the while, Matt Powell's unrelenting video projections flicker across every surface, a kaleidoscope of faces, emojis, clickbait, and camera-phone footage simulating that blend of numbness and hyper-simulation familiar with anyone with a Twitter account" The Stage
"What really sets Public Domain apart from other shows is the technology aspect. A challenging set up online, having to recreate it in person is as complicated as it gets. The performers are constantly surrounded by interlaced video, created by Matt Powell, mirroring everything they say so timing is crucial. The sync and setup throughout was pretty flawless and incredibly impressive to witness- a testament to pure precision." All That Dazzles
"There's also impressive work in Matt Powell's video overlays which play on Libby Todd's towering set of giant screens....the show pulls of a seamless transition from screen to stage." Theatre GB
"the most seamless and effective integration of video elements I’ve ever seen." @tomramsay
34 by Drew Dillion
Director: Bronagh Lagan | Producer: Katy Lipson
Lowry REWRITERS Festival - June 2021
Assistant Director with Digital Focus
by Palace Young Company
Director: Vedi Roy
Stage in the Park / Watford Palace Theatre - August 2021
Creating a fake social media platform populated with digital art and contributions by the participants around the themes of the show.
by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mather| Director: Matt Powell | Designer: Ana Gabi Webb Sanchez
Lighting Design: Tom Mowat
Community Production: July 2019 at Derby Theatre
s k i l l s
Adobe Creative Cloud - highly experienced in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign with basic skills in Illustrator and Character Animator
QLab - basic programming experience
OBS - basic livestream programming experience
Highly experienced in captioning, multi-camera editing, special effects design, found footage assembly
I work frequently with theatrical.solutions in livestream & filmed projects and they provide fantastic technical production on my design work.
v i d e o d e s i g n c r e d i t s
34 by Drew Dillion - The Lowry - June 2021 - Dir: Bronagh Lagan
PUBLIC DOMAIN by Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke - Vaudeville Theatre - May 2021 - Dir: Adam Lenson
THE BLAZING WORLD by Brandy Hoang Collier & Sean Eads - Polyphone Festival, - April 2021 - Dir: Zi Alikhan
PUBLIC DOMAIN by Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke - Southwark Playhouse (Digital) - January 2021 - Dir: Adam Lenson
WILF GOES WILD: Pilot by Sarah Middleton & Josh Sneesby - MPTheatricals - December 2020
SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT by Hilmi Jaidin - ALPMusicals (Digital) - October 2020 - Director: Adam Lenson
QUEERED - MPTheatricals (Digital) - June 2020
ON HOPE : A DIGITAL SONG CYCLE by 60 Writers (Digital), curated with Victoria Saxton - The Other Palace - April-May 2020
PLAZA - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - February 2020 - Director: Maja Milatovic-Ovadia
AMERICAN IDIOT by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer - Community Production - Derby Theatre - July 2019
e d i t i n g c r e d i t s
THE CROOKED SPIRE by Martin Coslett - Armitage Herritage Arts - July/October 2020
ORDINARY DAYS by Adam Gwon - Top Note Arts - November 2020
MAMT Showreels - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - October 2020
COMING HOME by Annemarie Lewis Thomas - The MTA - September 2020 - Director: Adam Lenson
SNOWFLAKE: Visual EP by Lewis Cornay - MPTheatricals - August 2020 - Director: Lewis Cornay/Matt Powell - OnComm Finalist
American Idiot by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mather
Community Production: July 2019 at Derby THeatre
Designer: Ana Gabi Webb Sanchez
Lighting Design: Tom Mowat