Maxx is …
a systems engineer,
With a degree in Computer Science, Maxx pays the bills by making sure computers, networks and often people, work the way the should. He currently specializes in visual effects production systems. He previously worked for a telecom company in network operations. But, he does have a breadth of knowledge and will work on any system if you pay him.
Since grade school Maxx has been making silly videos with his friends and he hasn’t stopped. Without formal training in film, Maxx embraces an independent spirit and although he often finds it necessary to take the do-it-yourself approach, he just as often prefers it. He enjoys all aspects of filmmaking from the technical to the artistic.
Photography is one of the essential components in filmmaking so it’s natural for Maxx, as a do-it-yourself-er, to learn the craft. It helps that his primary go-to camera for video is also a still camera.
At least he likes to think so. Maxx was editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper and considered studying journalism or creative writing, but his interest in computers and the practical implications thereof ($) trumped that thought. Now, he mostly writes short film scripts, blog posts and the occasional poem. He’s by no means inspiring or prolific, but maybe someday. Maybe someday.
and a graphic artist.
He’s not great, but he does have some Illustrator and Photoshop skills. Maxx mostly uses his skills for his own projects.