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Meet Matthew Allen of M & D Productions in West LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Allen.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Matthew. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always had a thing for cameras since middle school because of I skateboarder with friends and wanted to be able to produce skate films and photos. It wasn’t until I started my own clothing company with some friends when I realized how important marketing can be. After working with a few photographers, I realized I could shoot the photos and videos on my own if I practiced and learned how to take better photos and videos. Luckily, my mom got me my first digital camera and I haven’t stopped using it for video and photos ever since then. I made a deal with my self that I should reach a recognizable level of photo and video work before i made any more products for my clothing company VLUXYER. As a result to that deal M & D Productions was born, My business partner/high school friend Darien and I started producing media work for ourselves and other creatives and artist. We recently got some sample team t-shirts made for VLUXYER and as our first collaboration drop with M & D Productions producing the visuals. Benny Creations is my creative name. I’m sticking with because I admired the mindsets and demeanors by the lead characters in the movie city of god, Benny was the one of the two drug lords in Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s.

Has it been a smooth road?
The hardest thing for me was actually deciding on what did I really want to do and how was I going to do it. With family, school and work its hard deciding what has more priority over the other and actually believing that if I put enough work and I’ll be “successful”. I recently moved back to LA from San Francisco, where I was going to SF State, through some family issues and lack of resources I decided it would be best for me to move back to LA for the sake of my mental health.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with M & D Productions – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Benny creations as a photographer and videographer for M & D productions is what I want to specialize in. Our production team has in house ideas for short films, YouTube series, vlogs, and so on. We have worked with some local artist in LA for music videos, documenting events and also photos and product photos. To simply the mission of M & D Productions we can produce any visuals that you want, weather it’s photos, videos or graphic design. This is only the beginning stages of everything and look forward to the progress being made now.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
LA is full of creatives and has a very diverse crowd which is what I value most, quality collaborations is the meaning of vluxyer and something I want to stand by with anything I do. LA’s home for my parents and I want to have a chance at improving our city where I fit best. LA traffic can be a pain but we deal with it.

Pricing:

  • Photo – 50 hr./ 25 x photo
  • video – 50 hr.

Contact Info:

  • Email: bennycreations7@gmail.com


Image Credit:

Benny Creations @benny.creations

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