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Social Animal creates HD 360 degree video with their SA9 camera system which provides high resolution video without the typical warping or distortion. This video is distributed in an interactive flash player that allows the viewer to control the video and click on objects in the map for additional information. Social Animal’s patent pending SA9 camera system and video village will be on display along with an example of a recent 360 video mapping project.
Matthew is the COO of Social Animal. A seasoned media producer and financial executive, Matthew became an advocate for web video in 2007 after producing and editing the Terra Naomi show, which garnered millions of online hits and propelled her to win YouTube’s first Best Music Video Artist award. Prior to that, he started the boutique production house, Moving Talking Pictures (MTP), where he produced and edited commercials and films. A sample of MTP clients include Burton Snowboards, MTV, Comedy Central, and Mandalay Entertainment. He wrote, edited and produced the award winning feature documentary, “Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution.” Matthew started his executive career working for JP Morgan’s LabMorgan division, where he evaluated strategic investment opportunities, and later shifted over to the Equity Research division, where he focused on apparel clients including Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and Ralph Lauren. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a degree in Accounting and Writing.
Eric is the Director of Production of Social Animal. With over a decade of directing, editing and design experience he brings with him a keen eye and extreme passion for all forms of experimental visual media. In addition to taking lead during SA’s original 360 productions, he also manages the expanding flow of dynamic client projects from pre through post production. Notable traditional SA works to date include commercials (Martini & Rossi, Sexy Hair, Teno), music videos (Keri Hilson), online media campaigns (Torrid) and over 50 episodes of the weekly tech show (O’Reilly Media’s Ignite), which has spread to over 80 cities globally. Prior to SA, Eric founded Moving Talking Pictures along side Matthew Forrest, where he acted as the Creative Director for the boutique production house. Eric oversaw a wide variety of projects, including the hit viral short film Losing Lois Lane, the first of it’s kind Reggae series, ‘Rising Sun DVD Magazine’ and shared in servicing Moving Talking Pictures client list that includes Island Records, Konwiser Brothers and Heineken. Eric graduated from Ithaca College in NY with a film/video degree.