Sound Designer and Supervisor Jonah Guelzo has produced an interesting Behind-The-Scenes interview series with Filmmaking Industry Professionals, covering all aspects of Filmmaking from sound, to picture and editing. In this last episode, Jonah speaks with Digital Matte Painter, Tim Matney (Underworld: Evolution, The Golden Compass, Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen) about using visual trickery to transport audiences into augmented realities, and magical new worlds.
Over the past 20 years of his career, Tim has worked on everything from Feature Films, to Commercials, Broadcast and Games, taking him from one coast to the other and back again.
Tim began his career as a 3D Generalist in computer games, then transitioned to feature films, where he discovered Matte Painting and his affinity for it. His skills as a CG Generalist, eye for colour and detail, and ability to paint/manipulate in Photoshop made for a natural progression into Digital Matte Painting. Tim also specialises in all related Compositing, 3D, 2.5D Camera Projection, and Conceptualisation.
Since 2010 he has been operating as a remote freelancer, regularly telecommuting worldwide from his home studio in Virginia, and travelling to work on-site when the job requires.
Jonah Guelzo is a professional Sound Designer, who's worked on major motion pictures, television, and high-end commercials. From working alongside Peter Berg on the sound design for HBO's Leftovers to recording the vehicles in Fast and Furious 7, and high-end commercial short films for Lamborghini, Jonah is well versed in knowing how to make an impact on screen.