Director of Photography LA and Singapore
Matthew J. Siegel Director of Photography
Singapore and United States
USA Tel. 1+ 310.722.8872 Singapore Tel. 65+ 6500.1746 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.siegeldp.com
As a director of photography, Matt Siegel lights and composes for commercials, feature films, documentaries, episodic television, and music videos. His bold style can be seen in high-end commercials. His understanding of complex set ups and special FX can be witnessed on studio features.
Not afraid to run and gun, his credit list includes projects with Discovery Network, National Geographic, NBC/Dateline, and ABC/ESPN.
The controversial Sprite "Extreme" campaign earned a gold CLIO award, advertising’s highest honor. His stylized work for NIKE/NCAA Woman’s Basketball has been recognized with JOEY and TELE awards.
Matt teamed with Comedy Central on Season 3 of Tosh.0
He has served as Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DP on the top rated CBS series “The Mentalist,” the WB series "Everwood," the CBS drama "Joan of Arcadia," and the Jerry Bruckheimer series "Just Legal.”
Matt traveled the world for the ABC/ESPN sports special "Game For Anything." Other network programs include Discovery Channel’s "Bridges, Skyscrapers, and Tunnels,” Nickelodeon’s "Hervic In Cloudland," and the CW Network’s children’s series "Phantom Investigators.”
Theatrical features include Magic, Mexican Werewolf in Texas, Raising Genius, Simon, Between Us, and Crime Partners. As a camera operator, Matt has over a decade of experience on Hollywood blockbusters including Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Master and Commander, and The Matrix Reloaded.
Success in the short film genre includes Ripple and TallGIRL, which screened at Cannes and Sundance respectively. Other short format work has screened at the Chicago, LA, Slamdance, and Toronto Film Festivals.
High Definition and 3D
As an instructor and consultant for Panasonic's advanced P2HD and AVCHD systems, Matt presents workshops throughout the USA and Asia. He also worked with SONY R&D for their CineAlta camera systems.
With the increased popularity of 3D, Matt’s background in VFX has been invaluable. He facilitates training and works on set as a DP and stereo technician for 3D productions.
Matt received the prestigious Eastman-Kodak Cinematography Award, which included study at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest, Hungary.
Matt has been the Chairman of Training and New Technology for the International Cinematographers Guild (2003-2006). He serves on that organization’s Western Regional Council and National Executive Board.
He brought his professional knowledge and experience to the classroom as an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in Singapore. In addition, he has been a faculty member at The International Film and Digital Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Matthew J. Siegel Director of Photography International Cinematographers Guild
RECENT CREDITS -Selected Work-
Sports REEBOK Zigtech and EasyTone. Nike, Adidas, NIKE/NCAA Stanford basketball and ESPN2.
Automobiles Toyota, Ford Motor Company, Audi, Mitsubishi, Dodge and Isuzu.
Electronics/Toys SONY HD World and Handycam. Sony PlayStation, Hasbro, and TONKA
Food and Beverage Bombay Sapphire Gin, Sprite, Wrigley's, and Tombstone Pizza.
Lifestyle Telecom-New Zealand, Eastman Kodak, San Francisco Opera, Casino Morongo, Ferregamo Shoes and JAL (Japan Airlines)
Comedy MasterCard, Fruit of the Loom, and Purina Dog Food
Commercials Director/Cameraman Audi AG, Dodge, Isuzu, and Wells Fargo
Magic Dir. John Penney and Robert Davi Miss Wannamaker County Dir. Laura Marsan Mexican Werewolf in Texas Dir. Scott Maginnis Crime Partners Dir. J. Jesse Smith Between Us Dir. Matt Leutwyler Raising Genius Dir. Bess Wiley After The Flood Dir. Robert Saitzik Some Prefer Cake Dir. Heidi Arnesen Angel Dir. Pitr Koltai
Feature Films as Camera Operator
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Dir. Doug Liman DP Bojan Bazelli ASC Master and Commander
Dir. Peter Weir DP Russell Boyd ACS, ASC The Matrix Reloaded Dir. The Wachowski Bros DP Bill Pope ASC Masked and Anonymous
Dir. Larry Charles DP Rogier Stoffers, NSC, ASC Identity
Dir. James Mangold DP Phedon Papamichael ASC Year of the Dog
Dir. Mike White DP Tim Orr
Tosh.0 Comedy Central (Season 3)
Phantom Investigators WB Network(Lighting Cameraman)
Hervic In Cloudland Nickelodeon Network
Television: Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DP
The Mentalist, CBS series.
DP: Geary McLeod, ASC (All Seasons, Day player)
Just Legal, WB series.
DP: Charlie Lieberman, ASC Joan of Arcadia, CBS series
DP: Charlie Lieberman, ASC (All Seasons, Day player) Quarter Life, NBC pilot. DP: Robert Primes, ASC Everwood, WB series
DP: Charlie Lieberman, ASC (First Season) Nash Bridges, NBC series DP: Stephen Lighthill, ASC (All Seasons, Day Player)
Bridges,Skyscrapers,&Tunnels Discovery Channel Game For Anything ABC/ESPN The Digital Revolution Nova/WGBH Amazon Travel World Wildlife Foundation-Brazil Grizzlies National Geographic, Stock Footage Words on the Wind PBS
Moments Dir. Chao Hsieu Chung Moma Said Dir. Yasmina Cadiz (Chicago & LA FFst) Boogeyman Dir. Jon Van Dyke Unnachgiebige Dir. Jon Van Dyke (LAFF; Sony Lab 24p) TallGIRL Dir. Amalia. Zarranz (Sundance, LAFF) Ripple Dir. Tim Kerns (Slamdance, Cannes) Thanks For Nothing Dir. Per Bristow (#1 Comed, iFILM.com)
CLIO, JOEY, ADDY, TELE, Cable ACE, and Golden Gate Award
|Languages Spoken||english, french|
|English Name||Matthew Siegel|
|Member Since||February 3, 2009|
Director of Photography LA and Singapore