Tuesday 04th June

5 Minutes with Matt Pettit

Matt Pettit, our Visual Effects Artist, joined us back in November 2016. He may be great on After Effects, but I wonder how well he does under our random questions…Let’s get to know Matt! (A different Matt we promise!)


How did you get to where you are now?
I started at Suite as a Runner and in my first week I was interested in training with the VFX Artist. With video editing being what i initially thought i wanted to do, VFX was something I ended up liking even more, and realising that’s where my talents lie. The company eventually moved me into the VFX department when the previous artist left the company.


Did you go to university?
I studied Television and Video Production at Southampton Solent and specialised in Post-Production in my third year.


How do you fill your spare time?
I play football a couple of times a week and go to watch Fulham attempt to play football on Saturdays. I go to the gym and run a bit too.


Who’s winning the champions league final?
After Fulham missed out “narrowly”, I think Liverpool will do it but I’ll be supporting Spurs because my Uncle Ron is a big fan!


TV Highlights for you in the last year?
This Country stands out to me the most. I showed it to my dad and thought I’d lost him watching one scene. Lee and Dean is another comedy favourite of mine, which is actually cool because I got to work on it. Sunderland Til’ I Die was a great football documentary I would recommend too.


Music highlights for you in the last year?
The new Foals album is a big one I’m listening too at the moment and Daytona by Pusha T was probably my favourite Hip-Hop album of last year.


Advice for aspiring post production students?
Get as much work experience as you can in different areas of post-production. See what you like and then go for it! No matter what ability level you are, it’s the people that want it the most and show an interest to learn that normally do the best.


Go to Nandos order?
Chicken. Please.