Director’s Reel 2012

Check out our newest director’s reel of all our highlights of last year’s productions!

Director’s Reel 2012 from Matt Thompson Productions on Vimeo.

Directed/Edited by Matt Thompson


We’re Hiring!

Halifax Videography & Film Jobs

We are looking for new members to join our team for 2013/2014 season. Please provide a resume with contact information and tell us as much as possible about yourself including hobbies, fun facts, equipment, your experience, training and your goals.

Applications can be sent to:

Candidates will be contacted in early May 2013 for job offers.




Budget Lighting for Hobby and Professional Videographers

budget video lighting

Some lighting kits cost hundreds and thousands of dollars (for the good ones such as arri) and can be out of budget for frugal or low budget videographers. As a solution to this, we’ve found over the years the best and most effective and cost efficient lighting kit for every type of video lighting need from blogging, home videos, to studio and feature films can be from the easiest sources. “Beauty in the eye of the beholder” applies here. Most cheap lights and kits are garbage and will run you more expenses long term than they’re worth. But some lighting, although it may need some cosmetic work, can be some of the top class lighting around.

To build this cheap custom light setup, all you need to know is one word, “colortrans”. This brand of pro lighting is from the 1970’s offers professional lighting for much less than other lighting. You will need to search ebay and craigslist, these lights range anywhere from $20-$80. We’ve used them on every type of shoot including feature films, and they work just as good as the more expensive ones.

So if your budget is tight and you’re looking to start building a lighting kit, we recommend buying these colortrans lights for cheap and slowly building up your kit. Spending $20-$80 a month on lighting, building and adding to your kit is a great way to cost effectively build your own pro lighting kit, you just have to do some digging.

Have any other tips or advice? Please comment below and share your lighting experience and story with us!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day from all of us here at Matt Thompson Productions! Remember to drive safe and that spending time together is the best gift couples can give each other! We are excited to announce we will be extending our Valentines Day Promotion for the rest of the month! Book before March 1st, 2013 to receive 10% off your wedding videography package, for huge savings!

Our Cinematic Wedding Videography page can be viewed under our “services” tab at the top or seen here:

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Paperman – Ground Breaking Animated Short Film

This video recently went viral within the last day or two and all we can say is WOW! What an amazing animated short! Check it out!


Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.”

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Valentines Day Music Video Promotional

From now until February 14, 2013 we will be offering a special limited time only Music Video Price of $799.99! What better present on valentines day than a full cinematic viral music video!

Reserve your date now to ensure booking as this is a limited time offer and our dates fill up fast.

Our Halifax Videography offer expires on February 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM and is only valid in the province of Nova Scotia. Some restrictions may apply.

Halifax Music Videography

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Valentines Day Wedding Videography Special

From now until February 14, 2013 we will be offering a special 10% discount on ALL of our 2013 cinematic wedding videography packages! What better present on valentines day than a full cinematic wedding videography booking for your special wedding day!

Reserve your date now to ensure booking as our wedding dates fill up fast.

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Winter Music Videography Discounts!

From now until the end of January we are offering a special promotional price for all music videography in Halifax, NS. For a limited time only, we are offering our cinematic music video’s for $499.99. Book soon as this offer will not last long and we only have a few more spots open for any bands & musicians interested!

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Happy New Year!

Well it’s finally here, the end of another amazing year. From all our cinematic weddings, local music videos, promotionals, short films, world junior A championship shoot and more we had our best year yet and would like to thank all of our production team, as well as our trusted friends and family who all helped make this year such a success and the city of Halifax, NS! Reflecting back on the year, we had many great memories, made many new friends along the way, inspired many people and were inspired, and we hope to bring all these creative experiences to the table in 2013! Bigger and better things for this year, 2013 is going to be a BIG year for us. Stay tuned for whats in store!

We wish you all the best in 2013. Time is always ticking away, don’t waste it. Make your dreams reality – live what you dream!


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Holiday Video Discounts!

Halifax wedding videography

Halifax wedding videography

Matt Thompson Productions is now offering discounts on all our halifax videography for the holiday season! If booked before December 31st, 2012, you will receive a 5% discount off the total price of the videography. Whether it be weddings, music videos, corporate videos or more, book with us before the new year to save!

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