Owner / Creative Director / Lead Cinematographer (Dallas)
As an award winning cinematographer Max has an artistic eye for art and emotion. Through his passions and platform at Max Video Productions, he pursues his visions while delivering excellence client after client.
Max was born in Austin, Texas, but soon after moved to South Korea where he lived for 6 years. In Korea at the young age of 7 he discovered his passion for movies. Movie watching quickly became a favorite father and son activity, subconsciously feeding the fires of Max’s future career.
Max moved back to the United States in grade school and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in business economics. In 2003 a spark was lit when his wife to be purchased him his first digital camera. With his lens front and center he gained experience with photography and cinematography through his explorations across Europe, the Virgin Islands, Thailand, Mexico and New Zealand.
Completely self-taught, Max found his niche and love of the lens. In 2012 he founded Max Video Productions, starting small and focusing on quality over quantity. The overwhelming response for his work was positive, validating his desire to go full force into cinematography.
Today Max has a portfolio showcasing his amazing ability to translate emotion through visual imagery. His work has been featured on nationwide TV and internationally. He’s won 5 Telly Awards including 2 Gold for his documentary work with UC Davis in Cambodia. Max adds, “I am thankful each and every day for being able to do what I love and I am passionate about.”
His desire and enthusiasm for cinematography thrives through the chance to create art for people from all walks of life. Sharing their stories through the lens of his camera gives Max the opportunity to capture and recreate the essence and emotion of the project in focus.