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Feb 04, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Turning my love of the hobby into a career.


Hi All,
This is my first blog entry so I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself.
My name is Matt and I'm an avid modeler of just about anything pertaining to rc. I started off with a Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid SE about 18 years ago and graduated to planes a few years later with a Hobbico Duraplane. I took a few years off from modeling to concentrate on college, girls, and cars... which were more important to me at the time. After graduating from The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BA in Digital Multimedia, I applied my skills in computers and photography/video as a review writer for RCUniverse.com. With 50+ reviews under my belt at RCU, Ive learned alot about what people want to read when it comes to reviewing products.

The hardest part of being a review writer is giving an unbiased review. Some companies expect you to sell the product, others want you to touch on the bad aspects of the model but not dwell on them. And very few want a totally unbiased review that could go either way. Ive learned so much about marketing, sales, action and still photography, and html/javascript by working with RCUniverse and it has opened many doors and allowed me to test alot of great (and a few not so great) products.

Over the past few years I've written for RCGroups, RCUniverse, RC Car Action, ModelGasBoats.com, Model Retailer Magazine, RC Sport Flyer Magazine, and Model Airplane News. I currently work full time as a graphic designer in the automotive industry and a freelance reviewer/editor in the rc industry. My career goal is to transfer into a full time position within rc. My love of rc coupled with strong graphic, web, photography and video skills has allowed me to take on any role I am presented with.

I'd like to share with you some of my favorite photos I've taken as a reviewer, and some taken just for fun. Thanks for reading my first blog entry and I hope to enter many more.
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Feb 10, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Great photos Matt,Great job on the reviews too!
Right after I read your review of the speed-t I bought one.

Great truck!

Tim


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