Matt Trecartin
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Matt Trecartin (matt@arcadiatv.com), Director, Cinematographer and Editor

Over the past Ten years Matt Trecartin has been involved in various broadcast television productions.

In 1995 Matt started his career at Ocean Digital Post Production in Halifax, apprenticing and learning hands-on about the technology and techniques of filmmaking. Avid, Media 100, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Photoshop are all software packages Matt has learned and has a keen understanding of.

In 1996 Matt became a staff editor at Ocean Digital and worked on the following:

1996 - Assistant Editor-"Minyan on the Mira.” 1 hour documentary, CBC "Man Alive"

1996 /1997 - Picture Editor - "The Resourceful Renovator.” WTN network and Life network.

1997 - Online Editor - "Oceans of Mystery.” 12 x 1 hour Discovery Channel Canada.

In late 1997 Matt left Ocean Digital to start work with Tri Media Productions on the TV series titled “The Canadians: Biographies of Nation”, hosted by Patrick Watson on History Television

1997 - Picture and Sound editor - Dollard des Ormeaux, "The Rise and Fall of a Hero"

1998 - Picture Editor and Additional Camera - Rose Fortune, "Rhythm Stick to Freedom”

1998 - Additional Camera - Alfred C Fuller, "A Brush with Fame"

1999 - Picture Editor and Director of Photography - Louis B. Mayer "King of Hollywood”

2001 - Production Coordinator - Kit Coleman, “Pioneer Journalist”

2001 - Production Coordinator - Joshua Slocum, “New World Columbus”

2001 - Assistant Director & Picture Editor - Mona Parsons, “Hidden Hero”

2002 - Production Coordinator - Samuel Cunard, “Bridging the Atlantic”

2002 - Picture Editor & Director of Photography - Moses Coady, “Beyond the Mountain”

2002 - Director & DOP - Sir Sandford Fleming

Other Tri Media projects include:

1998 - Picture & Sound Editor -"The Saltwater Buffalo.” 1-hour doc for Discovery

1999 - Producer & Editor -"Tone Wheel.” Short Film for the CBC

1999 - Director & DOP - “Der Cowboy.” Brandon MB, 30 Below Film Festival.

1999 - Prod. Coordinator - Anna Leonowens. “Getting to Know You.”1 Hour doc BBC Wales

2000 - Prod. Coordinator - “High Seas Rescue” 3x1-hour docs for Discovery & TLC

2003 - Director & DOP & Editor – “There’s No Life Like It” 1 Hour doc Alliance Atlantis Communications

In August of 2003 Matt joined Arcadia Entertainment Inc. of Halifax. Working in all aspects of development production and delivery, Matt has helped the company grow into a very successful producer of World-class programming. With many exciting projects underway and in the works, Arcadia is the perfect place for Matt to exercise his talent and feed his creative drive.

2003 – Picture Editor -"Mabel Bell’s Aerial Experiment.” 1-hour doc for History Television

2003 - Picture Editor -"Inside Freemasonry.” 1-hour doc for Vision

While at Arcadia in 2004 Matt worked on a 13 part Ocean series titled ‘Marine Machines’ for National Geographic International and Discovery US.

2004 - Director & Editor - “Stealth.”

2004 - Director, DOP & Editor - “Speed.”

2004 - Director, DOP & Editor - “Power.”

2004 - Director, DOP & Editor - “Rescue.”

2004 - Editor - “Weapons.”

2005 - Editor - “Sea Base.”

2005 - Editor - “Hollywood.”

Other Arcadia projects include:

2005 - Editor - “Sluts: The Documentary.”- 1-hour doc for Life Channel

2005 – DOP & Editor - “Buried at Sea.”- Documentary Special for National Film Board & CBC


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