Justin Matley

Adjunct Instructor

Digital Film/Video Production | Stamford


Education: Bachelors of Music in Music & Sound Recording Technology (Magna Cum Laude), University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 2004

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Audio Production and Post-Production, Music Direction and Supervision, Creative Media Development

An accomplished, award-winning Audio Engineer, Re-Recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Music Director & Supervisor, Justin Matley works on a plethora of film, TV, radio, internet, music, and experiential projects for dozens of high profile clients nationwide. A 17-year veteran of the NYC-area broadcast, advertising, and film industries, Justin has thousands of projects under his belt, and has a reputation for being an excellent problem solver, team player, and creative executor.

As a Producer and Creative Consultant, Justin also runs a production collective, Matley Productions, focused on integrated audio and video projects with a backbone in education or social justice causes.

Justin is a classically trained percussionist and chronic noodler on other instruments, and composer of various works for visual media, studio albums, and live performance ensembles. He also enjoys authoring articles on industry trends and technology, judging for the Academy, mentoring young professionals, and teaching at multiple Connecticut institutions.

Most importantly, Justin is a husband and father of two girls. He loves the outdoors, skiing, politics, good tequila, and Boston sports teams.

Recent Research Achievements: Justin’s projects have been recognized with:
EMMY Award (2)
Cannes Silver Lion
ANDY Award
OMMA Award
ADTech Award
Telly Award (multiple)
Winner, Audience Award (Short Film), Hamptons Int’l Film Festival
Best U.S. Feature Film, Catalina Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award (Feature Film), Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Hollywood Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Sunscreen Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Long Beach Int’l Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Jersey Shore Film Festival
Best Documentary, Bend Film Festival
and multiple other festival appearances

Industry Experience:
10 years working on staff for audio post-production house Sound Lounge as an Audio Engineer, Music Director, and Producer
7 years working freelance for dozens of clients including MSNBC, WWE, CBS News, NBC Sports, CNN, Great Big Story, Saatchi & Saatchi, Persistent Productions, and many more
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