Matt Bendo composes a shot on the set of his music video “Mind Games”Matt Bendo composes a shot on the set of his music video “Mind Games”: (from left) Sickick, Bendo, Julian Lomaga, Mark Klassen. Photo by Samuel Pollock.

Communications alum again among country’s top cinematographers

A UWindsor alumnus is honoured to have his work recognized for the third straight year by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Matt Bendo (BA 2014) has two productions nominated for best cinematography in the category of music video: “Mind Games” and “No Games,” both for musical artist Sickick.

The society acknowledged Bendo for best cinematography of branded contest for his 2017 production “Storm,” which advertises custom exhausts created by YST & Armytrix for Lamborghini, and his 2018 work “Legacy” for boxing academy Kombat Arts.

“It is an incredible feeling to have both music videos nominated this year,” he says. “To be recognized by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers three years in a row is truly an honour.”

In addition to being the cinematographer for both music videos, Bendo also directed and edited “Mind Games” and served as the visual effects artist for “No Games,” which was directed by Rayn Magic.

Competing with Bendo this year are Jason George of Toronto, and Vancouverites Farhad Ghaderi and Cole Graham.

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers has promoted the art and craft of cinematography since 1957. It will announce award winners at its awards gala, March 23 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.