Matt Skonicki

Digital Compositor  (Available for Freelance)

Hello there,

Just wanted to share a bit about myself.  I started in game design as a character technical artist for Warner Brothers/Netherrealm (formerly Midway Games) working on numerous game titles including the Mortal Kombat series.

I soon found a love for teaching and have in the past taught game design and visual effects at Columbia College, Illinois Institute of Art, Flashpoint College, as well as online learning resources like Pluralsight/Digital Tutors, Eat3D, Yiihuu (China), and CgCircuit.  

In the past few years I've worked on many commercials (Capital One Quick Silver) and feature films  (Thrill Ride, Chicago Rot, Head Games).  Currently I am studying for my Masters in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana while working freelance compositing (Tower 33, Calabash Animation) remotely on studio feature films and Netflix television shows.

In my spare time I like working on my website (VFXforFilmmakers.com)  where I teach many advanced tutorials on Houdini, Nuke, and Substance Painter  and Designer.  I also host a popular Youtube series (Ask the VFX Pro's)  where I interview leads at ILM, Double Negative, Weta Digital, and Digital Domain to name a few.  Giving back to the VFX community is my #1 goal as I enjoy teaching as well as learning from amazing team players from around the world.

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Nuke Compositing Reel 2020

Other fun works with Substance Painter/Designer...

Substance Designer Work #1: "Oil Mesa"

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Substance Designer Work #2: "Classic Brooklyn Building"

Substance Designer Work #3: "Run Down Brooklyn Building"