visual effects by mathew rotman

About Me

Hello.  My name is Mathew Rotman.  Thank you for visiting my website.  I am a visual effects artist and have been working commercially since 2003.  I specialize in an area of CGI filmmaking which covers everything on screen that moves but cannot be easily animated through traditional keyframe animation techniques.

These type of effects are often seen as environmental effects such as rain, snow, dust, tornados, fire, lightning, clouds, grass, trees, moving water and smoke.  They can also include demolition type effects, such as the destruction of a building that has hundreds of thousands of moving parts, or the tearing of a piece of cloth.  The nature of this type of work requires one to grasp a wide range of topics such as 3d math, physics, computer programming, light and color theory, rendering, and in depth knowledge of commercial 3d software and techniques.  For this reason, I dont limit myself to just dynamic simulation effects, I like to help productions figure out methods of bringing a director’s creative vision to screen, when his vision may not fit nicely into traditional categories.

My educational background is in film studies at Wesleyan University, as well as film production and traditional animation at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, where I received my BFA degree. I have worked for multiple visual effects studios, including Psyop, Rhythm and Hues, Logan, Luma Pictures, Ring of Fire, and Fox Sports.