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"The weightiest think piece is ultimately Matt Checkowski’s 'Glyph'... a reminder of time’s fleeting quality and the speed at which modern language is evolving." Dallas Observer
"I haven’t seen anything so exciting in the industry in years." PETE BORN, EDITOR IN CHIEF, WWD
"Documentary: Individual Episode" Honoree The Webby Awards
"Steven Spielberg gathered a team of America's best futurists to figure out what the world might look like in 50 years. They ended up getting a lot right." Vice News Tonight
"Stylish, witty and absorbing, Lies & Alibis recalls the Thin Man movies of the late 1930s, yet is decidedly fresh and contemporary." Rotten Tomatoes
"His students call him Schmo, Mr. Schmo, Big Daddy Schmo, or Pimp Daddy Schmo—and he’s pretty much the teacher we all wish we had."
“The emotion and intensity of the media content felt as vivid and present as the feelings of the actual humans.” Wall Street Journal
“If you need proof of coffee practiced as an obsession, art form and science, this quick video —a ‘how-to’ on making a cup of espresso— is Exhibit A.” Gear Patrol
"Best Food Porn of the Year" THE FOOD FILM FESTIVAL
"It's not quite virtual reality, but it still rocks. Yes, I made that joke." ANNALEE NEWITZ, i09
Stony Brook University ‘Far Beyond’ Comprehensive Branding & Fundraising Campaign
ESPN Monday Night Football Network Launch Branding
Promise For Education Social Media Campaign
"Oh yeah, 'You don't need to go to college.' Is that what they're saying around campus? Well, I guess you wouldn't know 'cus you're not on campus. Because you're a loser." David Spade
"The Walker is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs that highlight the institution’s distinctively curious ways. In less than three minutes, this video rounds up 75 such questions in evocative, inspiring fashion." Adweek
The Making of Rock Band 2 Branded Content Series
Onward California Branded Content Series
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Matt Checkowski is a designer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
Matt’s diverse body of work features ground-breaking projects that have inspired audiences around the world. He has served as the creative force behind the dream sequences in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report; co-director of the feature film, Lies & Alibis, starring Steve Coogan and Rebecca Romijn; a first-of-its-kind interactive perfume museum for Sephora in NYC, and the digital media content for a science-fiction opera at l’Opera de Monte Carlo. Most recently, Matt participated in the group exhibition ‘Speechless’ at the Dallas Museum of Art, introducing a hybrid video and software (AI, NLP) artwork that translates speech into a new visual language made live from trending images on the internet.
Matt is a leading voice on the convergence of design, entertainment, and technology, having shared his perspective on Vice News Tonite, at Semi+Permanent (Wellington), Profile Intermedia (Berlin), PROMAX/BDA, the Kansas City Art Institute, the AMA Symposium on Higher Education, and his alma mater, NC State. His work has been profiled in the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Popular Science, and Refinery29.
In 2006, Matt established the Department of the 4th Dimension, a company dedicated to groundbreaking creativity at the intersection of branding and entertainment. The multi-disciplinary team of thinkers and makers has positioned and produced communications, content campaigns and media experiences for clients including Apple, GE, Walker Art Center, Sephora, Unilever, Electrolux, the University of California and Cal State systems, and Harvard Business School. The firm has been honored by the Webby Awards, One Show, AICP Next Awards, Core 77 Design Awards, and the Technological Breakthrough of the Year at the FiFi’s, the “Oscars” of the fragrance business.
As a non-fiction filmmaker, Matt has traveled the world to interview dozens of the world’s most influential thinkers and creators in the arts and sciences, including dinosaur hunters, atom colliders, barista world champions and molecular gastronomers. His work has been recognized at AFI Fest, CineVegas, and the Savannah, Sarasota, Anchorage and Richmond film festivals, among others.