Matthew Celia

Matthew Celia

Creative Director at Light Sail VR
Greater Los Angeles Area, United States

Summary

Mantra: Story First.

Specialties: 360 Video, Directing, Shooting, Editing, Stitching, Post-Production Workflow, Tech Soothsayer.

Bio: Matthew is a skilled filmmaker with an eye towards telling authentic stories. He’s spent the last 10 years in the industry producing, directing, shooting, and editing a variety of narrative and nonfiction projects. His broad but consistent curiosity has led him to develop specialized skills in all aspects of production and tell stories in creative ways. His interest with Virtual Reality began when he was in grade school by modeling Shakespeare’s Globe theater in a 3D Quicktime VR interactive experience. At the age of 15, he founded his own graphic design company and paid his way through a B.F.A in film production at Chapman University. He took that momentum into the industry, working for companies such as Warner Bros., Chevrolet, NBC, and directing a feature length documentary called Off The Floor. In 2015, Matthew saw the potential of storytelling in VR and helped launch Light Sail VR, a live-action 360 production company. In less than two years, the company has become a leader in the space, working with clients such as Google, GoPro, and Paramount.

Positions

Creative Director
Los Angeles, United States
October 2015 - Present (2 years 1 month)
I'm a founding partner and the creative director at Light Sail VR, a live action 360 video production company. Our mantra of story first has helped us to be a leader in the field. Recent clients include Google, Paramount, GoPro, and Opera On Tap.
Co-Owner / Director
Butter&Sugar
United States
January 2013 - Present (4 years 10 months)
• Full service branded content and video production company
• Notable Clients include Los Angeles Music Academy, RedBull Studios, Dark Moon Records, Chevrolet, Dove, Skanska, Unilever, The Choreography House, and CHLA
• Produced and Directed feature-length documentary Off The Floor
Post Production Coordinator
Uber Content
United States
May 2009 - March 2012 (2 years 10 months)
• In charge of Director’s work archive and vault materials.
• Post Production Supervisor on two feature length documentaries I Am Comic and Amazon Gold and several commercials, coordinating budgets, calendars, post production pipeline and deliverables.
• Commercial post bids and coordination.
• Editor of Director’s cuts.
Intern Atl account manager
Olympus Pictures
United States
February 2009 - May 2009 (3 months)
• Post Production Consultant: Final Cut Pro, RED ONE camera workflow on and off set, output and delivery.
• Programmed company database using Filemaker Pro to organize script log, project status, contacts and phone list
• Answered phones, performed coverage, assisted with office management.
Intern Atl account manager
Bona Fide Productions
United States
February 2009 - April 2009 (2 months)
• Heavy coverage of scripts, novels, and video materials; at least 2 per day. Samples Available.
• Answered phones and general assistance with office management.
• Direct interaction with Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger.

Education

BFA Film Produciton

Chapman University
2003 - 2007 (4 years)
Activities and Societies: Honors, Phi Kappa Tau, IFC Secretary and VP, Student Society of Entertainment Arts

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