Matthew Stanton is an Emmy-nominated video producer and editor based in Chicago.
Stanton’s love of video stems from a childhood hobby. He continually had his father’s VHS camera at his side and was always busy editing various materials with the family’s dual VHS decks.
When deciding on a field of study, it was only natural for Stanton to pursue media arts. Stanton decided to attend Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit. Stanton excelled in his studies and continually challenged himself with his projects.
In January of 2010, Stanton began work on his short Memoirs of a Blogger. Production wrapped in March and the film premiered at the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. The film showed at several other festivals, including the Moving Media Film Festival, where it won first place narrative.
Following the premiere of Memoirs, Stanton graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Media Arts and Studies.
Shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree, Stanton moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University to obtain a Masters degree in Digital Cinema Production. This endeavor granted Stanton the opportunity to work with many other talented individuals on a variety of projects.
During his time at DePaul, Stanton began work on another short film, Awakening. The film was shot over several days with a small crew on the streets of Chicago. Upon completion of post production, the film premiered at the Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival where it won the Audience Choice award. It also showed at several other festivals including the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival and the Premiere Film Festival where it was nominated for best visual effects.
After countless hours of writing, shooting and editing, Stanton graduated from DePaul University in June of 2012.
In May of 2015, Stanton launched See It Chicago – an online video publication highlighting culture and lifestyle in Chicago. Just five short months after the launch, Stanton was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Magazine Programming for the content produced for See It Chicago.
Stanton is currently producing a variety of exciting segments for 2016. Additionally, Stanton keeps busy by freelancing for a variety of publications and clients.