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Matthew Wagenknecht
Director of Photography | Gaffer

617-244-6730
845-439-5459


Education
1988-92 Mass. College of Art, Boston
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking , May 1992
1992-93 American Film Institute, Los Angeles
Certificate in Cinematography

Teaching Experience
NY Film Academy Filmmaking class in Boston.
Various classes at Mass College of Art on Arri 16BL and SR, Lenses, Super 16, 35mm an Negative Cutting for Ericka Beckman
Taught Cinematography and Lighting -13 week course at Mass College of Art Fall semester 2008 and 2009.
Teaching TV and Video Production at Mount IDA College Newton Spring Semester 2016

Director and D.P
1989 Inbound and Outbound. Short film
1990 An Important Call. Short film
1991 The Girl From the City. Short film
1991 Trouble on the T. Short film
1995 Alpo Dog Food Commercial
2015 Redemption Baptist Church Choir. Concert Video in Symphony Hall Boston

Director of Photography
1991 Wives, Who Needs Them? Short film, dir. Ahmed Hassan
1992 Fatal Instinct. Short film, dir. Gary Ellenberg
1993 White Trash on Fire. Short film, dir. Pamela Corkey
1993 The Supergroup “Super Medley”. Music video, dir. Pamela Corkey / Jim Krieg
1993 Insufficient Sweetie. Music video, dir. Pamela Corkey
1994 Office Man. Short film, dir. David Lambert
1994 Going Home. Short film, dir. Ahmed Hassan
1994 Hands on You. Music video, dir. Janet Lyons / Matthew Wagenknecht
1995 She’s So Cold. Music video, dir Angel Connell
1995 The Ultimate Audition. Feature film, dir. Frank Qualia
1995 Bench Clearing. Short film for the Boston Filmakers Society, dir. Richard Faymonville
1995 Fresnels Ether Drag. Short film, dir. Hilary Weisman
1995 Maguire Associates. Corporate video, dir. Hilary Weisman
1995 Poweraid. Commercial, dir. Hilary Weisman
1995 Celltech. Commercial, dir. Pamela Corkey
1995 Twilight. Short film, dir. Loni Peristere
1995 From the Moment I Saw You. Short film, dir. Kristen Lucas
1996 Poetry Video. dir. Gerard Meola
1996 Sweet Dreams, Kid. Short film, dir. Jeff Craddock
1997 Schizophrenic. Feature film, dir. Anthony Duva
1997 Fair Foods. P.S.A. dir. Hilary Weisman
1997 The Big Band Sounds of Angie Bergamini. Documentary, dir. Angel Connell
1997 Black Rock. B.U Thesis film, dir. Aubrey Hartman
1998 Poets On. Poetry video, dir. Gerard Meola
1998 The Masked Man. Short film, dir. John DeVault
1998 Shrub. Short film, dir. Julia Healy
1998 Gabriella. Feature film, dir. Anthony Duva
1999 The American Dream. Feature film, dir. Hassan Benchlikha
1999 Help is on the Way. Music video, dir. Victoria Biggers. (Winner First Prize for Music Video, Houston Film Festival.)
1999 Gavin’s Way. Feature film, dir. Dan Farquharson
1999 Man in Red. Feature film, dir. Gladys Bensimon
2000 Sonny. Short film, dir. Chris Bentley
2000 Lost Soul. Feature film, dir. Anthony Duva
2000 Easy Listening. Feature film, dir. Pamela Corkey
2000 Serial Intentions. Feature film, dir. Brad Jaques
2000 Protocall Consultants. Corporate video, dir. Josh Spruill
2001 Gladstone Furniture. 3 Commercials, dir. Victoria Biggers
2001 The Legend of Chad. Short film, dir. Rich Farrell
2001 Stocking Stuffers. Short film, dir. Angel Connell
2001 The Fisherman. Short film, dirs. Aaron Howland and Justin Howland
2002 Tax Time. 3 Commercials for Tensor lights and Fans, dir Mark Helms
2002 Crossing Jordan. Background Plates and Establishing Shots. NBC Television
2002 We’re Going to be Friends. Music Video. dir. Alex Ulloa
2002 Bugs. Commercial for the Mosquito Magnet. dir. David Sardina
2002 I-Party Halloween Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2002 Billy Todd’s War Feature Film, dir. Dan Farquharson
2002 I-Party Christmas Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2003 I-Party Spring/Summer Commercials (Versions 1 and 2) dir. Mark Helms
2003 I-Party Halloween Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2003 I-Party Christmas Commercials (Versions 1 and 2) dir. Mark Helms
2003 The Great Promoters Documentary dir. Victoria Biggers
2003 MaryLous Coffee Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2004 Merritt Graphics Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2004 Waters and Brown Commercial dir Mark Helms
2004 Short Films dir. Mark Feinberg
Clam Digging at the Lake, An Uncomfortable Position, Happy Aniversity Mom and Dad.
2004 Foreign Motors West Commercial dir. David Sardina
2004 Play It.com Commercial dir. David Griffiths
2004 Standing Still by Dogfight. Music video dir. Ian Barrett
2004 Thug Short film, dir. Geva Patz
2005 The Landing Restaurant Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2005 I-Party Red Sox Commercial dir Mark Helms
2005 Dane Schulman Commercial dir Mark Helms
2005 Boch Toyota South Commercial dir Ian Barrett
2005 I-Party Halloween Commercial dir Mark Helms
2005 Boch Toyota South Commercial dir Ian Barrett
2006 Boch Kia Commercial dir Ian Barrett
2006 Boch Toyota South Commercial dir. Ian Barret
2006 The Albino Code. Short Film dir. Aaron Howland
2006 Yale Lighting and Appliance. 3 Commercials dirs. Aaron Clay and Kelsey Roth
2006 Law Offices of Barry Feinstein Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2006 Furniture World. Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2006 Dr. Brian Cousins, Dentist Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2006 I-Party Halloween commercial dir. Mark Helms
2006 The Inner Circle Second Unit DP, Feature Film dir. Camille Poisson
2006 Herb Chambers Honda commercial dir Mark Helms
2006 Herb Chambers Commercial dir. Howard Cook
2007 Somnifare Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2007 I-Party Easter Commercial dir Mark Helms
2007 Salvatore’s Pizza Commercial dir Daryl Silva
2007 I-Party Spring Commercial dir Mark Helms
2007 John Sheehan Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2007 Premier Fence Co. Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2007 I-Party Halloween Commercial “Monster Movie” dir Mark Helms. Winner of 4 Davey awards including cinematography
2007 Crisp Short Film dir. Ted Ryan
2007 I Party Christmas Commercial “Wonderful Life”dir. Mark Helms
2007 The Infractions Commercial and Music Video footage dir. Brian Stratton
2007 Saugus Credit Union Promotional Video dir. Peter Cheung
2007 Dodge Powertrain Warranty Commercial dir Mark Helms
2007 Cambridge Honda, The I Guys Commercial dir Mark Helms
2007 Mass Municipal Association Promotional Video dir Mark Helms
2007 Pearson Education Corporate Video. Dir Kris Ellis Levy
2008 I-Party Spring Commercial “Wizard of Oz” dir Mark Helms
2008 Lawrence General Hospital promotional video dir. Mark Helms
2008 John Sheehan Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms.
2008 Bernie and Phyls. Furniture commercial. dir. Mark Helms
2008 Bernie and Phyls Furniture commercial “Kids” dir. Mark Helms
2008 Barry Feinstein Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms.
2008 I-Party Summer Commercial “Gone with the Wind” dir. Mark Helms
2008 Harvard Graduate Program Promotional video.
2008 I-Party Holloween Commercial “American Party” dir. Mark Helms
2008 John Sheehan Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2008 Bernie and Phyls store Crane Shots dir. Howard Cook
2008 MS Cure Fund Promotional video.
2008 Dane Schulmam Associates Commercial dir Mark Helms
2008 John Sheehan Attorney Commercial dir Mark Helms
2008 Tusker Beer Commercial dir Mark Helms
2009 Spada and Zullo Attorneys Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 I-Party 8-15sec Commercials dir. Mark Helms
2009 Bernie and Phyls Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 Ashley Furniture Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 I-Party Zombie Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 Peter Georgiou Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 Bernie and Phyls Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2009 Kiss 108 Promotional Video dir. Mark Helms
2010 Dane Schulman Associates Commmercial dir. Mark Helms
2010 I-Party Laugh In Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2010 Beneath the Veneer of a Murder. Short film dir. Angel Connell
2010 Bernie and Phyls Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2010 I-Party Halloween Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2010 Wolves, Music Video for Hi Tiger dir. Thomas Moore
2011 The Great Promoters. Documentary dir. Victoria Biggers
2011 I Party Wally, 9 commercials for I-Party (Red Sox Promotion) dir. Mark Helms and Eric Rodenheiser
2011 Reactor, Close up work of minerals under blacklight dir. Amie Siegel.
2011 Quirk Nissan, Commercial dir. Howard Cook
2011 Salah El Kurdi, Concert Video dir. Alaa Chami
2011 Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank Commercial dir.
Howard Cook
2011 I-Party Christmas, Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2012 Finz Seafood Restaurant, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2012 Foxboro Casino promotional video. Editor Kelsey Roth
2012 McGee Preowned Superstore, Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2012 Cambridge Honda, Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2012 That Bitch, Short Film dir. Sumanth Molakala
2012 Boston Medical Center, Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2012 Boxers and their Wives. Interviews for documentary dir. Victoria Biggers
2012 I-Party Halloween (Mummy and Wolfman) Commercials dir. Mark Helms
2012 Peter Georgiou Attorney Commercial dir. Mark Helms
2012 Mastria Car Dealerships Commercials (Nissan, Subaru, GMC) dir Mark Helms
2012 Fun Size, Albert Lip Dub. Music video dir. Matt Jablin
2012 Kenneth Vona Construction. House exteriors for corporate video.
2012 After the Sunset, Staten Island after Sandy. Documentary dir. Catherine Gropper
2013 Quirk Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Commercial, dir. Mark Helms
2013 Dane Schulman Associates Commercial, dir. Mark Helms
2013 I-Party James Bond, 5 Commercials, dir. Mark Helms
2013 Character Analysis, Radcliffe Institute Thesis Project, dir David Levine
2013 Yale Appliance and Lighting Product Demo Video, dir Mark Helms
2013 Partner Connect WTC Boston, David Drake Crowd Funding Symposium. dir. Peter Cascone
2013 Bernie and Phyls. Furniture Store Shots. Dirs. Paul Salafia and Kelsey Roth
2013 Slovenia TV News Coverage, Boston Marathon Bombing segment. Dir Edvard Zitnik
2013 Soldiers, Short film. Dir. Thomas Horton
2013 Bad Day, Select Park scenes from the Short Film. Dir. Salome Tkebuchava
2013 Allston Car Wash, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2013 RepNation, Website Video shot at College Fest Boston.
2013 Bernie and Phyls, Commercial Dir. Howard Cook
2013 Cask and Flaggon, World Series Website Video
2013 Fast Cash Pawn and Check Cashers. Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2013 Lubertos Bakery, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2013 Corset Dairies, TV Show Pilot, Dir. Mark Helms.
2013 Kenneth Vonna Construction, Website Video. Dir. Howard Cook
2013 Monster Movers, Training Video. Dir. Michael Lennon
2013 Pearson Education, Corporate Video. Dir Mansour Bethoney
2013 Bernie and Phyls, Commercial. Dir. Mark Helms.
2014 Toyota of Nashua, Commercial. Dir. Mark Helms
2014 US Pavement, Commercial and Corporate Video. Dir. Mark Helms
2014 Realtylog.com, Corporate video Dir. Kerry Power
2014 Toyota of Nashua, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2014 General Electric, Corporate Video Dir. Hal Reynolds
2014 Bernie and Phyls, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2014 Bodyworlds Vital, Commercial Dir. Mark Helms
2014 MA. Mutual Life Insurance Company, Corporate Video Dir. Edward Mckeon
2014 Central Car Dealerships. Dealership shots for commercials. Dir. Mark Helms
2015 Redemption Baptist Church Choir. Concert Video in Symphony Hall. Dir. Matthew Wagenknecht
2015 Empire Beauty School. Commercials and Promotional Video. Dir. Mark Helms
2015 New England Tractor Trailer School. Corporate Video. Interviews and Live Event
2015 Nira Promotional and Instructional Video. Dir. John Rizzo
2015 Virtual Reality in the Natural World. Promotional Video. Live Event. Dir. Charles Vitale
2015 COMTO Corporate video. Dir. Greg Kowalski
2015 Wedding Proposal. Short Film. Dir. Will Berthaud
2015 Tapalian Law. Commercial and Web Video Greenscreen Shoot Dir. Gerardo Martinez
2016 Spread Love. Music Video dir. Mac Omordia
2016 Fundamentals of Fundraising. Interviews for Web Video. Dir. Deb Stoetzel
2016 Modernist Pantry. Cooking Demo Videos Dir. Christopher Anderson

Gaffer
2002 Pepsi Spec Commercial dir. Santiago Tapia dp Jose Cassella
2004 The Bandit Short Film dir Mark Feinberg
2005 Elevator Short Film dir Santiago Tapia
2010 EMD Serono Video dir. Robert Herbst, dp Jeff Hoffman
2010 Puma Womens Soccer Video dir Brant Kantor, dp Brian Henderson
2010 Hold On Music Video for All That Remains Dir And DP Ramon Boutviseth
2011 Feel You, Not Your Girl. 2 music videos for Zoli Hill. Dir and DP Douglas Forbes.
2011 Plastic Forming Company. Web commercial campaign for equipment cases. Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman.
2011 Two Lowell Five Bank Commercials Dir and DP John Guilbert.
2011 Earthlink corporate video. Dir and DP Jeff Hoffman.
2011 Lowell Five Bank Commercial Dir. and DP John Guilbert
2011 Ocean Boulevard. Short film Dir Simon Harling DP John Guilbert.
2012 Pure Encapsulations Corporate Video Dir Mavis Davis, DP Jarrod Tallman
2012 Big Y Commercial and Promotional Video DP Chris Thibault
2012 ESPN Interview with Jenny Thompson and Bonnie Bernstein dir. Lana Garland, DP Cybel Martin.
2012 Leaf.me Commercial Dir Chris Thibault
2012 L.S Starrett Company. Corporate Video, DP Chris Thibault
2012 McCue Flexcore Bollard. Corporate Video, Dir and DP Jeff Hoffman
2012 Tumi commercial Dir and DP Jeff Hoffman.
2012 The Ariel Group. Corporate video, Dir and DP Travis Wilber
2013 Ears of Cherry – Bathroom Scene. Short film. Dir and DP Helen Jiang
2013 Big Y, 2 Commercials. Dir and DP Chris Thibault.
2013 Mazzow and McCullough Attorneys, Commercial. Dir Mark Steele, DP Jeff Hoffman
2013 Don White, Concert Video, Dir Mark Steele
2013 Cameron Carpender, The Rebirth of Majesty, Concert Video. Dir Thomas Grube, DP Rene Dame
2014 Kokley Smartstand, Corporate Video Dir. Jim Montgomery, DP Jeff Hoffman
2014 Centerplate Verros, Corporate Video Dir and DP Martin Balk
2014 Kentico, Corporate Video Dir Martin Juza, DP Jeff Hoffman
2015 The Provident Bank, Corporate Video Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman
2015 Hasboro Toys. Toy Demo Videos. Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman
2015 Alexion, Corporate Video Dir. and DP Edward Maihot
2016 Enriching Lives, Web Video Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman
2016 VA Medical Centers, Web Video. DP Mel Henry
2016 Ashes to Ashes. Interview. DP Jeff Hoffman
2016 Ashes to Ashes. Live Event Shoot. Dir. Taylor Rees, DP Renan Ozturk
2016 The Provident Bank. Corporate Video. Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman.

Grip / Electric
2005 Treasure Hunters NBC Reality show

Camera Operator
1990 Total Obsession. Short film, dir. Ahmed Hassan
1990 Bohemian Space Odyssey. Short film, dir. Darren Thulin
1991 Black Hearts Bleed Red. Short film, dir. Jeri Rossi
1992-94 Hiatus. Short film, dir and d.p. Ericka Beckman
1996 Stoned, Broke, Educated and Undefined. Short film, dir. Daniel Fine
2001 Peter Mulvey “On the Way” Concert DVD Close up camera. Dir Aaron Howland
2005 Chris Smither Concert DVD. Dir. Aaron Howland
2007 Alissa Live Cooking Show Dir. Howard Cook
2014 Paul Scally, Concert Video at BU.
2015 Battle of the Bands BU and MIT. Concert Video
2015 US Pavement, Corporate Video Dir. Corey Nichols
2016 Enriching Lives, Web Video Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman
2016 Ashes to Ashes. Live Event Shoot. Dir. Taylor Rees, DP Renan Ozturk
2016 The Provident Bank. Corporate Video. Dir. and DP Jeff Hoffman.
2016 Field Shoot Creative. Corporate Video Dir. Joseph Brinson

Camera Assiatant
1991 Memory Palace. dir. Julia Heyworth, d.p. Ericka Beckman
1992-93 Camera assistant on 12 films at the American Film Institute.

Electrician
1992 Happy Hour. Short film, dir. Roger Grossman
1993 Cherry Pie. Short film, dir. Pamela Corkey

Production Assistant
1989 Welcome to Fat Camp. BBC documentary, prod. Barbara Rafaeli

Color Timer
Color timer at Cine Lab in Fall River MA.
Color timing of films I have shot and many others.

Negative Cutting
Negative cutting since 1993. Now offering conforming to workprint or Avid keycode list.
16mm, Super 16 and 35mm.