Matt Wallach

Color | Data | Dailies

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Matt Wallach grew up a "set baby" in Chicago, Illinois, becoming the youngest working production assistant in the city at 2 years old. Some found it funny, others were baffled, and the rest felt it was cruel. His mother deemed it "good exposure."

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."

Matt has come a long way since then. He is a member of IATSE Local 600, working locally in both sweet home Chicago and Los Angeles as a Digital Imaging Technician. He fell in love with color and jumped at the opportunity to work with EFILM and Company 3's dailies platform, EC3. He has timed dailies for numerous features through them over the past 3.5 years in both 35mm and digital formats.

Matt takes pride in his work ethic and positive attitude. He knows his way around sets, cameras, software, and hardware. He can ensure integrity of the image thanks to a deep understanding of the dailies and DI process and being able to communicate with post, leaving the Director of Photography free to focus on what's being created rather than worrying over the end result.


The next film slated for release that Matt worked on is Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

He had a busy 2016, starting with Baby Driver and Battle of the Sexes. Once those wrapped, he shipped out to Budapest, Hungary, for the remainder of the year for Blade Runner 2049.

Matt is currently looking for a show to start 2017 with.


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