Matt Alonzo

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Matt Alonzo
Born (1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 32)
Occupation Music video director, commercial director, filmmaker
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Website www.mattalonzo.com

Matt Alonzo is a American director, video editor and filmmaker who has created award-winning visual work with musical artists, brands and companies.

Early life and career[edit]

Alonzo studied at Brooks Institute.[1] His big break came in 2008 when he filmed and edited a Lil Wayne concert that amassed more than 10 million YouTube views. [2]

Alonzo later partnered with DJ Skee and helped develop one of the first popular Youtube channels, Skee.TV.[3] In early 2011, Alonzo left Skee.TV and started his own production company, Modern Artists Creative.[4]

In late 2010, he signed with International Creative Management for feature film representation;[5] and Lark Creative for music video representation.[6]

Alonzo joined the creative and production team of DJ Skee SKEE Live as director for Mark Cuban AXS TV network. Alonzo set the tone and creative vision for SKEE Live segments including “Up Close,” “Off The Top” and “Spotlight” featuring top athletes and musicians. In addition, Alonzo lead the overall creative team to guide the look of the show including set production, graphics and lighting. [7]

Alonzo has directed music videos for the likes of Pitbull, Odd Future, The Game, Justin Bieber, Sophia Grace, Chris Cornell, Maejor, Ice Cube, New Boyz, Xzibit and Tyrese. His video "Like A G6" for Far East Movement gained international attention when it was nominated for a MTV Japan VMA under the category for Best Hip-Hop Music Video. [8] [9]


The Game explained in an interview with MTV "Ever since we did 'Dope Boys,' 'Martians vs. Goblins' and 'Celebration,' Matt Alonzo has been my go to director." [10]

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danielle Canada (2010-03-10). "Industry Spotlight: Matt Alonzo « Hip-Hop Wired". Hiphopwired.com. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  2. ^ "'Skee Live' Taps Music Industry Veterans". http://www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Q&A With Rising Director Matt Alonzo (of Skee.TV)". BallerStatus.com. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW: Matt Alonzo checks back in with Dirty Laces". Dirtylaces.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  5. ^ National Urban Entertainment (2010-11-05). "World Premiere Interview with Matt Alonzo | National Urban Entertainment". Nuetv.com. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  6. ^ FilmedInsert. "A Year of Post with Matt Alonzo". Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  7. ^ "'Skee Live' Taps Music Industry Veterans". http://www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ "'Skee Live' Taps Music Industry Veterans". http://www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ "INTERVIEW: Matt Alonzo checks back in with Dirty Laces". Dirtylaces.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  10. ^ NADESKA, ALEXIS. "GAME TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES OF HIS 'OR NAH' VIDEO". http://www.mtv.com/. Retrieved 09/02/2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)

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