Unit 5 Productions

Unit 5 Productions is a budding independent film company based in South Wales. Manager Rhys Arnold first contacted me in 2012 and told me he was looking for someone to produce a 3D ident for the company. I produced several different animations, some for Unit 5 Productions and another one for Tango Down Pictures, the distribution arm of the company. All of the animations can be viewed in the Motion Graphics section of this website and are also included in several videos produced by the Unit 5 team.

Rhys contacted me again some time later, this time to produce some still artwork. Firstly he wanted a poster for a film they were in the middle of making. The title of the film is Revert, and the poster I produced can be seen below.

             Poster design for Revert. Design by Simon Matthews 2012.

The next artwork Rhys wanted me to work on was for another of Unit 5's film projects, 10" Baguette. For this project, Rhys wanted me to produce some sample special effects shots for use in the production of the film. More specifically, he wanted me to take an ordinary photo of a building and make it look like an explosion had gone off in the building. Below are several before and after shots of the work I produced for this project.

Before: The original aerial shot of Meridian Quay tower in Swansea, South Wales.      

After: Photoshopped aerial shot of Meridian Quay tower in Swansea, South Wales, after an explosion has rocked the building. Produced by Simon Matthews 2012.      

Before: Original ground level shot of Meridian Quay tower in Swansea, South Wales.      

After: Photoshopped ground level shot of Meridian Quay tower in Swansea, South Wales, during your typical armageddon situation. An animated version of this is also avaiable in the Matte Painting section of this website. Produced by Simon Matthews 2012.      

Neath Port Talbot Youth Volunteer Awards

In early 2012 I approached Neath Council for Voluntary Service, asking them for info on voluntary work. I expressed an interest in voluntary work and told them that I had a keen interest in graphic design and had been learning about the subject at home. I showed them some examples of my work, which they seemed impressed with, and they said that they would contact me should any volunteer opportunities arise. A short while later I was contacted by them and asked if I'd be interested in designing the programme for their forthcoming volunteer award ceremony. I jumped at the chance and started to work on the design for the programme right away. Below are examples taken from the work I produced for the Youth Volunteer Awards 2012, including the finished programme design and also the design samples that were presented for their consideration.

The finished programme cover design for the Neath Port Talbot Youth Volunteer Awards 2012. Design by Simon Matthews 2012.      

The finished programme centre pages design for the Neath Port Talbot Youth Volunteer Awards 2012. Design by Simon Matthews 2012.      

A finished programme inner page design for the Neath Port Talbot Youth Volunteer Awards 2012. Note that the programme was printed in landscape orientation on A4 paper and then folded in the centre to create the different pages. Design by Simon Matthews 2012.      
Various design samples for the Neath Port Talbot Youth Volunteer Awards 2012. Designs by Simon Matthews 2012.