Matty D. Media started in 2015 by television news producer Matt DeSarle to provide professional video production services to local businesses and organizations.
Matt DeSarle and Eric Scherbarth Co-Produce Videos
Since launching in 2015, the Matty D. Media team has included a tight group of local artists, employees, and even paid interns. Between 2015 and the global pandemic of 2020, Matty D. Media had produced approximately 600 professional videos for small businesses and local organizations.
During that time, filmmaker Eric Scherbarth and Matt DeSarle were introduced by their spouses who worked together at the KU Libraries. They started co-producing projects together and quickly gathered momentum. Eric would focus on the cinematography and Matt would edit all the videos.
This workflow mostly continues to this day.
Global Pandemic Reshapes Video Production Workflow
The global pandemic changed how we interact with clients. We used to always meet with clients in person to brainstorm pre-production ideas. Today, most of the pre-production work happens on Zoom. The revision process for video editing is communicated mostly through emails and phone calls. However, we are proud to keep producing the high editorial standard that we’ve set since 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas and the surrounding Kansas City region.
Matt was incredibly easy to work with and so proactive about making sure our project kept moving. He researched our agency beyond what I would have expected in order to understand what we do. At every step of the way, he let me know what to expect and what he needed from me to make our final project awesome.
My organization, Life Restoration Ministries recently produced a stage production in partnership with The Lied Center of Kansas to celebrate Juneteenth! From the very beginning, Matt and Eric met our project with excellent customer service, genuine enthusiasm and great passion! They produced a promotional video and a series of interviews that were played throughout the production. In addition, they provided videography of the event, producing a DVD and a 4K electronic file of our event! We highly recommend Matty D Media! They will be committed to your vision and help you achieve the outcome you desire!
Matty D Media was exceptional to work with, very professional and easy to work with. They did what they said they would do and went above and beyond! They provided a great experience for everyone involved in our project!
Definitely a professional. Just a simple conversation with Matty was an inspiration, and definitely had a true passion for Video Production. Projected a strong resonation in my mind of his decision to his children, and to the betterment of children... That strikes a chord with me.
The team at Matty D Media knocked it out of the park for us. They produced great quality videos for us, over a holiday, during a pandemic, and were nothing short of polite, professional, and responsive along the way. They delivered on time and on budget! We look forward to doing more with Matt and the team at Matty D Media!
We've worked with Matt on a few different projects in the last few months. He and his team were quickly able to see our vision of the end product and delivered quality and affordable productions for us to use to educate and inform citizens. Even during this time of a public health crisis, he and his team worked virtually with us to complete the projects. Matt and his team are professional and accommodating and took the time to understand our needs and sensitive to our business. The team worked fast to have final products in a matter of weeks. We look forward to working with Matty D Media on future projects!
I was referred to Matty D Media LLC through Andrew McClellan at straightlinewebsolutions.com. I needed an explainer video for my new site and he recommended Matt. I couldn't be happier with the entire experience. He and his choreographer Eric were exceptional. He listened to the message I told him I was trying to deliver to the customer. Most businesses would just do what you tell them. Matt was different. He was able to look at my company with an unbiased eye and give me feedback on a better way of approaching the task than I could. This, coupled with his easy and relaxed demeanor, allowed me to just be myself. There is a sweet and earnest quality to the production. I feel very happy with the entire outcome. I will definitely use him again.
Matt is always very pleasant to talk to and work with. He has always showed his great passion for video production through his creative angles of helping small business owners and his professionalism of illustrating his indepth understanding of his clients:)
I called Matty D because I had seen their work and was very impressed with the quality. I was in a bind and needed a commercial to be done quickly and professionally. Matt and his crew expedited their filming and editing and helped me to reach what seemed like an impossible goal. I will use them again anytime that I need media services. They are exceptional in quality and service.Terry Jacobsen (owner)
Our company has over 100 locations nationwide with thousands of employees. Within the past year Matty D Media has produced several video production projects for us. In every instance the work was exceptional, finished ahead of schedule, and was within the budget provided. It’s for these reasons and many more why our company plans to continue working the Matty D Media on future video production projects
Matty has provided wonderful results for my video request. Working with him during this time of uncertanity and navigating covid in our lives has been in flow and ease. He did a video to launch my Master Class outside and I felt safe and did not skip a beat on the video timeline. I also sent Matty a video to perform his magic on to launch for the ICF Heartland Charter Chapter for Missouri and Kansas ICF Coaches and this was also seamless and with a level of high excellence. I would highly recommend Matty D Media for any and all of your video needs. Liz Dobbins
Matt was not only professional, but patiently coached me through the production. He was clear and concise. Efficient. He was his element and always operating on that fine line between speedy but not rushed. I also feel I got a very good product for the money. What's more, he initiated calls and emails throughout the project and continues to do so to check up on me. That's impressive customer service. I am looking forward to our next project.
Working with Matt was so effortless and our business saw immediate results. Our video presence online has set us apart from our competitors and we hear from our new clients that they feel like they already know us after watching our videos. We will continue to produce more and more videos with Matty D Media, they truly are the experts.
Matty D. Media is an absolute joy to work with. Matt DeSarle is the best of the best! Between his knowledge, expertise, and dedication to capturing your vision, Matt produces amazing work that you will be proud to share. He is always easy to reach and very organized in his work, not to mention his attention to detail! Did I say generous?! Matt even volunteers his talents to help nonprofits like Kansas Advocates for Better Care share their story and gain support from the community. Don’t sleep on Matty D. Media, be sure to book Matt and his team for your next video production!
Matt has been influential in creating a media presence for our company. He learned our industry and took the time to understand our company culture, and that has made the difference. We have worked with Matt for 3 years and continue to find value in what he adds to our brand experience.
Matty D Media LLC has been great to work with, and does top quality work! He really takes the time to find out what our goals are and what we're trying to accomplish with each project, and makes sure we get what we need. Thanks Matt!
Matty D. Media gave me the professional online appearance I needed to expand my clientele and reach more ideal clients. I’m a repeat customer because they get response and take my business to a whole other level!
I started my business in 2015 because that was the year I became a father. I didn’t want a 10 o’clock newscast to stop me from being the dad I aspired to be. Still, leaving the news business was a tough choice. I enjoyed the team camaraderie of pushing through a chaotic news day together, the daily hunt for compelling storylines, the race to beat daily and hourly deadlines, and the art of tying all the elements together. Luckily, Matty D. Media still leverages that experience for small business storytelling.
My video career really began in 2000 as a high school senior. I made local news because I interviewed then-President Bill Clinton. I worked while a high school student as a cameraman at a local TV station in my hometown of Kingston, New York. I wanted to be a sports anchor and so I studied television production at Plattsburgh State University. In 2005 I returned to Kingston to take my first full time job in the television industry as a video editor. My love for video editing blossomed. It is still a core service and what makes Matty D. Media tick. In 2006 I took a full-time position as a news producer at a cable news station in Albany, New York. This is really where I worked on my craft as a writer, producer and editor. I produced TV newscasts in Albany from 2006-2013.
In 2013 my wife took a position with The University of Kansas. We moved to Kansas and I took a position with the ABC News station in Kansas City. I worked at KMBC-TV from 2013-2015. It was a fascinating tenure. I produced an interactive program on KMBC.TV called “The Wrap,” in addition to producing segments for the newscasts and managing the station’s social media accounts. In 2014 and 2015 I was credentialed to cover pre and post-game activity with the Kansas City Royals. After my career transitioned from producing video content for television audiences, to digital platforms like Facebook and YouTube, I felt it was the right time to scratch my entrepreneurial itch.
Cinematographer Eric Scherbarth Captures Lawrence Kansas
Most of the 4K video productions you see on our portfolio feature the stunning cinematography of Eric Scherbarth. Eric Scherbarth has over fifteen years experience shooting and editing digital content. He has a Masters in Fine Arts in Film Production degree from Columbia University. Eric is a director of photography during cinematic productions at Matty D. Media LLC. Among others, Eric’s camera work shines in works for the Kaw Valley Farmers Market, Construction Specialties and K-State Research and Extension of Douglas County.
Cinematographer Eric Scherbarth manages a 4K video camera and a dolly track slider during a video production for K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County.
Eric Scherbarth began his film career in New York City where his clients included Yelp, Zillow, AT&T & Rutgers University. Eric moved to Lawrence, KS in 2015 where he began working within Lawrence and the Kansas City Metro.
Are you looking for a job in multimedia? We’re always interested in partnering with local freelancers and has ongoing job openings. Click here and send us a note!
Cinematographer Eric Scherbarth and director Matt DeSarle work a video production for K-State Research and Extension, Douglas County.
Since 2015, our small business has been fortunate to have many interns, part-time editors, and other creative freelancers join us for great project work.
Lindsey Peavler shined as a videographer and video editor while interning with Matty D. Media. She graduated from The University of Kansas in 2015 with a BGS in Film and Media Studies and a Minor in Business. Lindsey began freelance video editing in Kansas City after her graduation working for local organizations, businesses, and production companies.
Video Production Internships for Kansas students and more
Austin Mitchell-Goering started working with Matty D. Media in 2016 as an intern with The University of Kansas Film and Media Studies program. Austin’s filmmaking style includes a blend of high paced action and a sharp focus on detail. Now an independent filmmaker, Austin works for sports brands such as The Lacrosse Network. He continues to work with Matty D. Media on special projects that require stabilized cinematography of action shots in the field. For example, Austin “went underground” to capture a foundation repair crew at work. Watch this video. You’ll “dig” Austin Mitchell-Goering’s cinematic style.
Are you looking for a video production internship working with local Kansas businesses? Matty D. Media has worked with The University of Kansas to host an internship program and is open to more. If your school’s communications or media department is looking for new internship sites, please click here and send us a note. We are willing to pay interns for their time.
Video production crews customized for local business
In addition to cinematographers and editors, Matty D. Media builds video production teams to fit small business needs. We work with Lawrence Kansas, photographers, graphic designers, voiceover artists, and other creative talent to match our client’s aesthetic appetite.
A team that includes Director Matt DeSarle (taking photo), cinematographer Eric Scherbarth (center), and photographer Kristol Kumar work a Matty D. Media video production during a cemetery preservation workshop.