12.09.2014 - "THE WALK" Teaser Trailer Premiere
The teaser trailer for Robert Zemeckis's upcoming film, "The Walk" hits the web today. The film was once a project at Imagemovers Digital where Ward oversaw initial previz and director's layout of an animatic pass of the entire film. It's exciting to see the film coming back to life and in such an epic scale with such an amazing cast. Zemeckis has even managed to pull together some old IMD folk including the film's Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie, screenwriter Christopher Browne, and more. Even Ward returned for a short stint on previz, post-viz, and layout for the final film earlier this year. Be sure to follow along at thewalkmovie.tumblr.com as the film makes its way to theaters next year.
09.09.2014 - DESTINY is now out in the wild!
After years in the making, Bungie's new IP, DESTINY, hits store shelves today. Ward joined Bungie in 2012 and soon after became responsible for the cinematic direction of the release, working with a pool of talented game designers, artists, and visual storytellers to create some impactful and stunning cinematography and performances to present the foundational story of DESTINY. It's been a humbling experience working with the talented team at Bungie and the cinematic content holds up to cinematography standards fit for a 50-foot cinema screen. Learn more at destinythegame.com.
08.25.2014 - TOAD THE WET SPROCKET Music Video Premiere!
From the Paste Magazine premiere release: "Toad the Wet Sprocket has returned with their first music video in over a decade - 17 years, to be exact - with the visuals to album track “California Wasted.” Directed and shot by Matthew Ward, the video points out the everyday pleasures in an environment that often go unnoticed." Being a huge admirer of the band, the experience of shooting this video has been an amazing experience and another opportunity to team up with Producer/Editor Ryan Chan and Production Manager Angela Lucero. Hopefully you'll enjoy this little video we shot in a matter of hours. Have a watch directly on YouTube.

03.28.2014 - JEFF CAMPBELL Music Video Premiere!
"I've been a long time fan of Jeff's music and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to shoot Jeff and his band performing their latest work." - Ward
Jeff Campbell's first music video for his single "Save Me" debuts today! Be sure to visit the "Filmwork" section to watch and be sure to check out Jeff's music at his official site jeffcampbellmusic.com.

Also, there's a "Behind the Scenes" article featured over at CrewOfOne.com HERE on how the shoot was planned and shot in a single day using Canon DSLRs including the newly released Canon 70D. Be sure to swing by this great independent filmmaker online source to read the article, along with many other great articles featuring low-budget, high-quality film production.


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