CLIO Award winning director of photography Matt Siegel designs, composes, and lights for commercials, features, documentaries, reality/adventure TV, branded content, and corporate communications. His commercial clients include Google, Toyota, Ford, SONY, Audi, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola, with multi-platform branding campaigns filmed for Bayer, Honda, CVS, Timberland, The Smithsonian Institute, and the US Army. His commercial work has won international recognition, including ADDY, TELE, Cannes’ Golden Lion, and Cable ACE awards.
In addition to commercial production, Matt has extensive industry experience as a 2nd Unit DP and Camera Operator on episodic television, including the WB series Everwood, the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, the Jerry Bruckheimer series Just Legal, and the CBS series The Mentalist. As a feature film camera operator, he has worked on The Matrix: Reloaded, Master and Commander, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
While shooting reality and adventure TV, Matt has traveled the globe with Animal Planet, Asian Food Network, Comedy Central, Discovery, Discovery Kids, HGTV, and the Travel Channel.
In the realm of new media, Matt has created popular viral marketing campaigns for YouTube, Hasbro, and Reebok. He enjoys collaborating with Google's Studio G and The Google X lab in Mountain View, CA., assisting in cutting edge R&D for Google Glass and the Waymo Driverless Car Project.
Matt balances his professional film career by conducting camera and lighting workshops around the world, demonstrating production techniques and new technology for ARRI, Blackmagicdesign, Canon, Panasonic, and Litepanels/VITEC. As a founder and assistant arts professor, Matt lent his professional expertise to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts-Asia. His Introduction to Digital Cinematography was published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., London.