It's hard to argue against the colloquial "Mom knows best" when she's a producer and her kid's first words were "triple grande half-caf Americano with room."
After relocating to Breckenridge, Colorado, Matt and his mom went into production withdrawal, forcing the family to move to the more metropolitan Boca Raton, Florida. Now that he was in a better location and of legal working age, Matt was able to travel to shoots in Chicago, New York, Orlando, and Los Angeles during his summer breaks. This quelled the negative effects that came with the lack of time spent on set.
Matt enjoyed the South Florida weather and lifestyle, so he elected to study film and studio art at the University of Miami. Then, he got a job at Starbucks the summer before his freshman year. When it came time to leave for school, his production skill set was augmented by what some call "total complete Starbucks fluency." He worked diligently to maintain this level of java eloquence throughout college.
Matt is now a member of Local 600, working locally in both Chicago and Los Angeles as a Digital Imaging Technician. He has a Mac based package and the knowledge to ingest and secure footage, apply first light color, deliver dailies and proxies from, and troubleshoot almost all digital cinema cameras.
Matt takes pride in his work ethic and positive attitude. He knows his way around a set, cameras, software, computers, and, of course, the Starbucks menu.
Matt can be contacted by phone at 310.916.9151, or email at admin(at)mattwallach(dot)com.