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: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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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

Video Designer

Director: Bronagh Lagan | Producer: Katy Lipson

Lowry REWRITERS Festival - June 2021

BUFFERING.../Buffergram

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.

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AMERICAN IDIOT

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

Director/Video Designer

Community Production: July 2019 at Derby THeatre

Designer: Ana Gabi Webb Sanchez

Lighting Design: Tom Mowat