What Clients Say about Tony

“Tony is a real find, a real gem. Wonderful to work with, highly creative, always thinking of ways to improve the image, loves the image, loves movies. If you hire him, I hope it’s short term only. He’s in my future plans.”

Michael Sajbel Director, Out Cold Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA

 

“Tony Mata embodies four critical and connected “C’s” – creativity, competence and collaboration. He continually demonstrates a uniquely creative vision. His sophisticated technical competence allows him to execute his vision quickly and precisely. His openness to collaboration ensures that all competence and creativity, his and mine, will be expressed. 
The 4th “C?” Colorful … or cheerful, companionable, cultured, you choose. Tony is a clever, congenial, citizen of the world. His eclectic worldview informs everything he does and directly benefits me as a producer/director. 
I’ve been hiring Tony as a cinematographer for nearly a decade. He always produces at the highest level. I can happily recommend him without reservation.

Peter May Director/Producer, May Productions, Milwaukee, WI

 

“Tony goes beyond the boards to give you superlative images. I have worked with Tony on over twenty productions, a variety of subjects and he always brings an extra special quality to the shoots. I’ve yet to work with anyone that matches Tony’s expertise or passion behind the camera.”

Robert Pascale 
Global Creative Director, Framepool, New York/Munich

“Tony is one of my favorite go-to guys when I want yummy high-end images with minimal fuss. Tony has a fantastic eye and is willing and more than able to work very quickly if the shoot requires it. When I think of can-do attitude, I think of Tony. His endless supply of good humor and positivity keeps the set fun and productive (even when slogging through a ghoulish Houston refinery). I especially like that he owns all his own toys. Want steadicam? He’s an owner/operator. A great camera? He’s got ’em. A 4-wheeler? He’s got ya’ covered. Need one of the best DP’s in the region? Hire Tony!”

Evan Jones 
Creative Director / Producer. BVK Advertising. Milwaukee, WI

 

“Working with Tony and his crew was an absolute pleasure. From start to finish, the project was well coordinated and organized. At the onset of the project, Tony provided a menu of different options, allowing us to pick the best fit for our budget. During the recording, Tony’s entire staff was professional and they were flexible to work around our demanding schedule. Tony was extremely effective at coordinating third parties and enveloping multiple parties’ opinions into the final product. His knowledge and expertise in the field is tremendous and thus helped us  greatly with making informed decisions. 

The end product exceeded our high expectations. With our particular need, it was important to capture and convey multiple different emotions and the final product did this and more. The quality of the cinematography and overall product was consistent with what we would have expected out of a major producer in a large market, but was much more cost efficient. 

I would strongly recommend Tony and his team!”

David Lindenstruth 
CEO – Appetize (operators of HuHot Mongolian Grill)

 

“Our business can be very demanding and the pace and limited budgets can extract the creativity from a project before you know it. I’ve worked with Tony on a variety of projects and his emphasis is always on supplying the right feel and composition for the motion images that ultimately create a perfect fit for the overall approach. I’ve worked with Tony on projects ranging from innovative to classic and more traditional in look and feel and his intuition about matching the style to the project is exceptional. Couple this with the fact that he’s extremely personable on the set and clients and talent connect very well with him, and you simply have all your bases covered.” September 22, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Tim Kolb 
Owner, Kolb Productions

 

“Tony Mata is simply amazing. He is a master of his craft, exceptionally creative, and an ultimate professional. I love collaborating with Tony because he brings passion and expertise to everything he does, essentially elevating the quality of everyone’s work. Tony is the kind of person you want on your team anytime, including when your job is on the line or you can’t risk anything going wrong – you will not regret it. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and trust him implicitly.”

Andrea Nordgren Director of Account Strategy at Equity Creative

Chicago/Milwaukee

“Working with Tony and his team is always a pleasure. He is a consummate professional whose high energy positive attitude is absolutely contagious. He is driven to thrill clients with the work he produces, and leaves you with a desire to find a reason to do more work with him. Can’t recommend him enough!” September 21, 2011

Greg Linnemanstons 
Weidert Group, Appleton, WI

 

“I have worked on several film/video projects with Tony Mata.He is a delight to work with…he is enthusiastic about his film/camera work…always brings great ideas to the table. He has one of the best eyes I have seen when it comes to lighting and film/video camera work. He manages both his and other crew member’s time well. I work with him whenever I get the chance. As a video editor/manager/producer, I highly recommend him. Film projects can be long and tiring…Tony makes them a great experience. And the finish results are beyond expectations.” September 21, 2011

Mark Harrison, Marketing eBusiness and Video Manager, Bemis Company, Inc.