Owner, McGee Digital Media Inc., in Potomac Falls, VA.
Matt Gottshalk, principal of McGee Digital Media, specializes in cinema-style HD production and post. He began shooting with 16mm film & BetaSP, and cu... [more]
Owner, McGee Digital Media Inc., in Potomac Falls, VA.
Matt Gottshalk, principal of McGee Digital Media, specializes in cinema-style HD production and post. He began shooting with 16mm film & BetaSP, and currently shoots on the Panasonic DVCPro HD system of cameras.
He has shot a wide variety of productions, from an HD spot on indigenous frogs in the jungles of Panama, to the Emeril Green show for the Discovery Green Channel. He is well-known for his film-style lighting in field production and studio shoots.
Matt also has 20 years of experience and expertise in motion graphic design and editing on both Avid and Final Cut Pro. Some of his post-production projects include designing motion graphics for the Baltimore Ravens 100’-wide endzone screens, editing an award-winning marketing campaign for Bayer AG, and posting a dynamic music video that he also DP'd.
Matt has worked on projects for a wide range of clients, from independent producers, political campaigns, and not-for-profit trade associations, to public relations firms and international corporations. Among his clients are the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Paul Berry and Associates, Discovery Communications, the National Geographic Channel, Pfizer Inc., and the Air Line Pilots Association.
Matt likes to take ownership of every project. Using a collaborative approach, he succeeds in articulating his clients’ vision and message with his signature creativity. Clients rely on his in-depth knowledge of new technologies and applications to take their projects to the next level.
Matt Gottshalk is a member of the Television, Internet & Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC). He has won several Tellys and a Houston Film Fest Silver Award.
Matt spoke at NAB 2007 on "Bulletproof P2 Workflow".
he is co-author of the soon to be released book from Peachpit on DSLR film making "From Stills to Motion"
August 6th 2001
Convergent Design 7Q+ package by Matt Gottshalk 3 years ago Included: Odyssey 7Q+ (2) 256gb SSDs (2) 512gb SSDs USB3 SSD reader AC Power Cord Ptap Power cord HDMI cables Wooden Camera Recorder slide plate with arm CD SL plate for Sony Batteries CD BP plate for
Joker Bug 400W/ 800W HMI by Matt Gottshalk 4 years ago Joker Bug 800 with flight case, ballast, header cable, barn doors and lenses. $4500 obo Joker Bug 400 with flight case, ballast, header cable, barn doors and lenses. $2400 obo McGee Digital Media Inc.
FS: Canon C100 Camcorder by Matt Gottshalk 4 years ago Has 237 hours on it. In excellent condition. Comes with manual, factory battery, power supply charger and C-Cup eyepiece adapter. $3200. CONUS sales only. I will split shipping and insurance with the
EASYRIG 2.5 - 17-22lbs arm by Matt Gottshalk 6 years ago Selling this very clean, almost new looking Easyrig 2.5. It is the 17-22 version. The unit has seen very little use, it looks very clean. $2,250 plus shipping, U.S. shipping only, paypal accepted. Tha
New Mac Pro? I'm waiting patiently by Jason Brown 7 years ago I'm guessing I'll see and I've been watching all the speculation, but I'm in need of a new tower and I'm guessing it will come soon. If it's going to be 6 more months...I'll buy one now, but I'd hate
Re: New Mac Pro? I'm waiting patiently by Matt Gottshalk 7 years ago Well I am not waiting around for Apple. Built a custom Windows 7 PC that is overclocked and watercooled. Nvidia 580 1.5Ghz video card 64gb ram Red Rocket Card Maxx Digital External raid BM Decklink 3d
Hyperdeck Shuttle mount? by Rafael Metz 8 years ago Hi there, I would like to know if there is a solution for the Hyperdeck Shuttle to mount it on a camera Maybe a cage, dock or something like this with some 3 8" threads... Rafael
From FCP7 to CS 5.5 by Julian Bowman 8 years ago So after 2 years of waiting for the 'awesome' upgrade i've finally accepted it is time to find a Pro editing platform that doesn't take pleasure in sodomising it's user base. I have the 5.5 demo of pr
Re: From FCP7 to CS 5.5 by Matt Gottshalk 8 years ago Agreed, that book is a "how-to" on transitioning and is a great resource. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post http: www.mcgeedigitalmedia.com
Problems activating Avid 5.5 upgrade by Matt Gottshalk 8 years ago Bought the Avid 5.5 upgrade. Installed it. Tried to activate, get a "KCAV: Activation code not from server" message. Go through the avid online help and uninstall, reboot, install and reboot as recomm
Facility Management Dilemma re: FCP-X by Jan Maitland 8 years ago I currently have 7 seats of FCP 7: 4 for editors, 2 for assistants interns and 1 in a mobile rig. THE PROBLEM: I need to hire two more editors and one more assistant this year. Since it's not ready fo
Apple's Vulnerability: Public Image by Joe Campanale 8 years ago So the company has made it abundantly clear it doesn't value what pros think. They currently DO care, however, about their public image..... to the point of obsession. The fact that Apple, media darli
Suggested Lenses for AF-100? by Randy Burleson 8 years ago What is your favorite lens or lenses for the AF-100 What are you using How is the Olympus Zuiko 14-150 or the lumix 45-200mm or maybe a Nikkor Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F 3.5-5.6 - Nikon F I really
Re: Suggested Lenses for AF-100? by Matt Gottshalk 8 years ago I have a full set of Nikon mount Zeiss primes for mine, but usually roll out with My Tokina 20-70mm F 2.6-2.8 and the Nikon 50-135mm F=f 3.5. If I need anything wider I put on the Lumix 7-14mm This is
AF-100 Zooms by John Cummings 8 years ago While I wait for my AF-100 to arrive, I'm trying to figure out what zoom would best fit my needs. Since I've decided to go all PL mount, it looks like the two RED-branded zooms are reasonably priced (
Re: AF-100 Zooms by Matt Gottshalk 8 years ago I will also add that I just picked up a fantastic Tokina (Nikon mount) 28-70mm F 2.6 that is an Angenieux design and works great for interviews. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post htt
Panasonic AF100 at IBC expo by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 9 years ago FYI: UrbanFox provides some of the 1st photos of the AF100 working prototype "engineering samples" now at the IBC expo in Amsterdam: http: urbanfoxtv.blogspot.com 2010 09 new-panasonic-af100af101.html
Re: Panasonic AF100 at IBC expo by Matt Gottshalk 9 years ago The same people who ask for a servo video lens that would actually cover the m4 3 sensor would crap their collective pants at the price such a lens would command. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Produ
buying HARD DRIVES (most dependable) by Will Keir 9 years ago Just looking for a little advice out there. Is G-Tech still the industry standard for storage, or were they bought out and have more issues now What about LaCie I've had pretty decent luck with them.
Using monitor and preview screen by Antoine Julien 9 years ago Hi everybody I have been using the 5D for quite a while but always end up with the same problem when i'm on a production. I shoot using zacuto gear and especially the Zfinder Usually when I work with
Shooting Doc w/7D by Dan Davis 10 years ago I will soon be starting a 3 year long documentary . The client is pretty much wants me toI shoot it on the Canon 7D, and I have serious reservation about using the camera, so I am trying to gather som
Re: Shooting Doc w/7D by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago Record your audio on the Zoom H4N audio recorder or similar. I treat the 7d like an MOS camera. Just time your start and stop times every ten minutes or so, and let the audio recorder run continuously
costs by Rick Wise 10 years ago I'm researching the possibility of shooting a low-budget feature with either a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 or a Canon 7D or 5D. A couple of questions: --has anyone found a source to buy the Panasonic GH1
Re: costs by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago Besides the Zacuto, which I do use and love, you should check out the Cinetech Hipcam rig, which has a rod with a spring that attaches to a heavy belt around your waist, taking most of the weight off
audio on Canon 7D by Nick 2746 10 years ago I am documentary fim maker and have just bought the 7D camera and am really please with the ease with which I can film street, market scenes and other shots. However, there will be times when I would
Re: audio on Canon 7D by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago Yup, seems the H4N has been the "go to" choice for many with the 7D. Love mine. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post http: www.mcgeedigitalmedia.com
Video DSLR best camera? by nicolas jolliet 10 years ago Hi all, I am about to move to DSLR camera's do to my video work. I got to try the GH1 and it's great. But before I make a move, what is the best SLR camera to shoot video as of December 09
Re: Video DSLR best camera? by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago The Canon 7d is king of the hill in the VDSLR market. For now. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post http: www.mcgeedigitalmedia.com
Canon T1i by Paolo Esposito 10 years ago Does anyone have any insights in the Canon T1i It would be my first DSLR HD video capable camera. I am upgrading from a D60. The idea is to use this until I can jump to the 7D. Does anyone suggest ano
Re: Canon T1i by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago I am a huge Nikon guy, but for video, RIGHT NOW, Canon is king of the castle, hands down. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post http: www.mcgeedigitalmedia.com
nikon d90 by mahesh dood 10 years ago hi how do i record stereo audio im my d90 can i record more than 5min contnuously at a time because its a problem when i am recording live events. thanks mahesh
Re: nikon d90 by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago You are limited to 5 minutes of recording time in HD mode, and 20 minutes in lower resolution modes. If you want QUALITY audio, then record with a separate audio recorder. The DSLRs should be treated
7D gear by Nels Chick 10 years ago I'm on the hunt for the 'best bang for my buck' Canon 7D rig out there. I've been impressed with Zacuto, but holy cow :) they are pricey. I know good gear ain't cheap, but I feel like most of these ri
Re: 7D gear by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago Ikan has a series of HDMI monitors that a lot of 7d users seem to like. I sprung for the smallhd monitor and haven't looked back. It is simply awesome in 720p. McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Producti
5dmk2 to proress using mpeg stream clip by stewart charles 10 years ago not sure where to post this, so sorry if this is the wrong place. I m having some problems with mpeg stream clip and I m hoping someone can advise me. Ive shot video using a 5dmk2 I want to edit the f
A gasket already blown by Greg Ball 10 years ago I was selected by a First Time out-of-state client to shoot and edit several videos for them to be shot locally. They are on the other side of the U.S. I sent them our generic terms and agreement pape
Re: A gasket already blown by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago Damn, "grinders" doesn't even to BEGIN describing these kind of clients. Unbelievable.McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Production and Post http: www.mcgeedigitalmedia.com
The new HPX-300 by Erich Roland 10 years ago I ve spent some time looking at the stat s of the new 1 3 HpX-300. This camera truly is ground breaking in bringing just about all the features one could want into one camcorder (tape aside). If the
Re: The new HPX-300 by Matt Gottshalk 10 years ago RE: Kevin Bachar and the HPX-500 being Bronze for Discovery. Actually, Jan just mentioned that it was cleared for the Silver tier: http: www.dvxuser.com V6 showpost.php p=1541638&postcount=6McGee Digi
MacWorld - PowerTools Opinions by Naiche Lujan 10 years ago I'm considering making the trek to MacWorld. Has anyone been and taken one of the Power Tools sessions Is it really worth the money. I've been trying to find reviews and could only find one that said
Sony JH3 capture issues by Matt Gottshalk 11 years ago Hi All, Trying to capture a timeline form a Sony JH-3 Deck. My system: Octocore mac 3.0ghz 16gb ram Kona 3 card MaxxDigital 8TB Esata Raid (Raid 5) Client's Sony JH-3 deck Issues: I can get video when
Re: Sony JH3 capture issues by Matt Gottshalk 11 years ago Deck works now. Kona input needed to be on EMBEDDED audio vs AES. AJA tech support emailed me a plugin to keep FCPro from polling the deck every few seconds. Everything is working fine. Thanks all.McG
tired of getting bad footage by Rob Grauert 11 years ago So I've been editing stuff for this guy since around late January early February. He seems like a good connection and a real nice guy, and the concept of what I edit for him is pretty good. The proble
Re: tired of getting bad footage by Matt Gottshalk 11 years ago Same thing happened to me quite some time ago. Know what I did I went back to shooting again! Now I shoot 60% of the time and still edit too. Best of both worlds.McGee Digital Media Inc. 24P HD Produc