My name is Matt Check, and I'm a graduate of Bloomfield College where I majored in 3D Animation. I have also been playing guitar, among other instruments, for 20 years. My goal has always been to be able to create a synergy between my music and my visual art, comics, and animation. Now that I'm finally beginning to do just that, my hope is to continue to learn and grow as an artist and become part of a greater creative team.
Fords, New Jersey
732-379-2253 | MattCheck@CosmicComicsProductions.com
BA – Creative Arts and Technology -3D Animation Option
Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey
AAS - Media Arts & Design - Gaming/Animation Option
Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey
• CAT 403 Pre-Capstone Animation – CAT 420 Capstone Animation
• CAT 364 Motion Capture/Motion Builder - CAT 406 Demo Reel
• CAT 366 Motion Design - CAT 107 Music Technology
• CAT 471 Advanced 3D Animation - CAT 360 Special Topics in Technology
• CAT 116 Motion for Animators - CAT 264 Computer Imaging
• GAM 280 Animation Portfolio - GAM 222 Animation Workshop
• GAM 218 3D Modeling & Animation Foundations - GAM 219 Game Design Foundations
• GAM 223 Game Design Workshop - MAD 114 Three-Dimensional Design
• 2022 Official Selection - Festival Angaelica
• 2021 Official Selection - The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Jersey Shore Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Khem Animation Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Synergy Film Festival
• 2021 Best Animated Short - Dreamachine International Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Vesuvius International Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Indie Shorts Magazine Short Film Festival
• 2021 Best Comedy - Artisan International Film Festival
• 2021 Best Animation - Amsterdam International Film Festival
• 2021 Best Animation Nominee - Nicomedia International Film Awards
• 2021 Official Selection - New Dreams International Film Festival
• 2021 Finalist - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Gödöllő International Nature Film Festival
• 2021 Finalist - Berlin Shorts Awards
• 2021 Finalist - Paris International Short Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - Accord Cine Fest
• 2021 Official Selection - Fullshot Cine Mag Fest
• 2021 Finalist - Play the Fool International Short Film Festival
• 2021 Finalist - New Jersey Film Awards
• 2021 Finalist - London International Monthly Film Festival
• 2021 Honorable Mention - Nassau Film Festival
• 2021 Honorable Mention - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
• 2021 Official Selection - 401 Film Festival
• 2020 Best Animation Short Film – Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards
• 2020 Semi-Finalist – NYCA New York Cinematography Awards
• 2020 Finalist – Toronto Short Film Channel Festival
• 2020 Official Selection – First Time Filmmaker Sessions
• 2020 Official Selection - New Filmmakers New York
• 2020 Official Selection - Rio Independent Film Festival
• 2020 Official Selection - The Lift-Off Sessions
• 2020 Official Selection - Rome International Movie Awards
• 2020 Official Selection - Villammare Film Festival
• 2020 Official Selection - Diogenes Film Festival
• 2020 Semi-Finalist - Chicago Indie Film Awards
• 2020 Finalist - Across the Globe Film Festival
• 2020 Finalist - Tokyo International Short Film Festival
• 2018 Creative Excellence in Gaming & Animation - Immortal Level
• 2017 Rookie of the Year Artist Award in Gaming and Animation
• Dean’s List: 2 semesters
• Maya, Unity, Substance Painter, Houdini, Cortex, Motion Builder, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Mudbox, After Effects, Media Encoder, Microsoft Office, Google Suite
Middlesex College, Edison, New Jersey/In-Person
Infinity Jeff, Middletown, New Jersey/Remote
4/2021 - Present
Student Volunteer at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver.
CREATIVE MUSIC ACTIVITIES
Cosmic Karma (band),
Vocalist and Lead/Rhythm Guitarist. Performing out live at Crossroads.
2/2017 - Present
• Performing out live at Crossroads, Pino's Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar, Serendipity Loft.
• Released four singles.
The Knight Owls (band),
Co-Vocalist, and Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitarist.
• Recorded and released five studio albums.
• Performed at venues such as: The Stone Pony, The Saint, 10th Street Live, Crossroads, etc.
• Interviewed and performed on air at WP 88.7 FM.
The Holy Smokes (band),
Back-up Vocalist, and Rhythm Guitarist.
• Won 2nd place in 2009 talent show at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway