Hi! I'm a director, animator, and entrepeneur, based in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Stuff I've Directed

Whistlestop
A fun commercial for a political web startup, featuring a lot of political buttons.


Flip Flops
I directed and co-created this series for TeenNick.


MERP Music Video
For the band, Savoir Adore and the web show, $99 Music Videos. Make sure to watch the making of video to see a lot of me talking.


Get Engaged Quickly
A commercial for 10ton

Four Pig Poems
Very important anti-beat poetry animated film told with cut-out pigs.

Billy’s Browser
A nationally aired commercial for Firefox.

Carded.tv
You never wanted to send e-cards until now

 

Stuff I've Animate

Drum Machine
Animated short for Sesame Street: Teaches patterns with some Tron-inspired graphics.

 

Forward and Backward
Animated short for Sesame Street: A cautionary tale of why you should stay off of record players.

 

My commercial reel is available upon request.

 
Stuff I Like

Best Music of 2011
I didn't like enough new stuff in 2011 for a new playlist. Maybe in 2012?

 

Best Music of 2010
Here's a playlist of some of my favorite tunes of 2010.

 

Best Music of 2009
Still here.

 

Best Music of 2008
Not going anywhere.

 

I really like hiking, camping, cycling, and a bunch of other stuff that you can find on my Flickr page.

 



 

Stuff I Do

I'm a director and producer at Cowboy Bear Ninja, a production company that makes commercials, films, and documentaries.

 

I’m a founder of 10ton, which focuses on entertainment for TV and the web.

 

I also started BigScreen LittleScreen, a bi-coastal monthly meetup dedicated to screening creative web video. In New York and Los Angeles

I’m a big online video enthusiast and frequently have public speaking engagements about it.

 

 
 
 
Tell Me Stuff

Contact me at matt *at* mattsemel.com
or follow me at Flickr, Twitter, or LinkedIn.