My name is Matt Check, and i'm currently a senior at Bloomfield College where I am majoring in

3D Animation. I have also been playing guitar, among other instruments, for 16 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. 

Matt Check

Fords, New Jersey     

732-379-2253 | MattCheck@CosmicComicsProductions.com

CosmicComicsProductions.com

 

EDUCATION

BA Animation 3D – Anticipated September, 2020  GPA 4.0/4.0

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey

 

AAS - Media Arts & Design - Gaming/Animation Option           GPA: 3.49        May, 2018

Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey                                            

 

RELEVANT COURSES

•   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

 

AWARDS

•   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 Official Selection - Chicago Indie Film Awards

•   2018 Creative Excellence in Gaming & Animation - Immortal Level

•   2017 Rookie of the Year Artist Award in Gaming and Animation

•   Dean’s List: 2 semesters

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

•  Maya, Unity, Substance Painter, Houdini, Cortex, Motion Builder, Photoshop,

Illustrator, Mudbox, After Effects, Media Encoder, Microsoft Office, Google Suite

 

CREATIVE MUSIC ACTIVITIES

Cosmic Karma (band)                                                                                 

Vocalist and Lead/Rhythm Guitarist.                                                                      2/2017 - Present

•   Currently recording a new album; recently released four singles.

•    The Knight Owls (band),

Co-Vocalist, and Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitarist.                                                     8/2009-12/2014

•   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.                                                           11/2011

 

The Holy Smokes (band),

Back-up Vocalist, and Rhythm Guitarist.                                                                   4/2007-6/2012

•   Won 2nd place in 2009 talent show at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Wegmans, Woodbridge, New Jersey

Part-time shelf stocker for Nature’s Market.                                                          1/2015 - Present

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

Student Volunteer at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver.