My passion for making videos was born through skateboarding. From around the age of 12 I was borrowing my Grandpa’s Hi-8 camera to film my friends skate and to document the exciting trips we embarked on around England. I eventually managed to save up for my own camera, and throughout my teens I ran a successful skateboarding blog that hosted all my videos (before the days of YouTube & MySpace) which attracted thousands of weekly views.
At University in Bournemouth, I was exposed to a whole new world of music and the people that helped to keep the scene alive. I naturally gravitated towards shooting and editing music videos, as well as creating psychedelic visual loops for clubs and festivals. During my time at Uni, I worked with many artists and clubs in the Bournemouth and London areas.
After gaining a 1st in my degree of Creative Media Technology, I left England to see what the rest of the world had to offer. Since then I have worked with over 40 clients in Asia, The US, Canada, South America, New Zealand and the UK, creating a whole range of visual content for various platforms.
Highlighted projects include an ongoing relationship with multi-award winning UK DnB label Hospital Records, for whom I have created over 3 dozen music videos with footage from Asia, The US, Central Europe and New Zealand, which have attracted 3 award nominations, a Film Festival Official Selection, millions of online views and have been broadcast on VH1. To view these projects, have a look in my catalogue!
I spent a lot of time working in SE Asia in 2013/14, specifically Cambodia, where I edited a documentary about the dramas of a Canadian-run Hotel, which was aired several times on CBC Television in Canada. While in Cambodia I also worked with many NGOs, travel companies and hotels, creating promotional material to boost web presence, and also to attract attention to local tours via screens in tourism offices & hotel receptions.
My latest large project is a 6-part roadtrip series, 6 Months of Summer, which documents a 6-month roadtrip in the USA, in a 30 year old RV on a complete shoestring budget. The series explores what it means to be young, free and alive. You can watch it here!
As of 2017, I am Barcelona based, making skateboarding videos and taking on more client work in the form of Music Videos, Party Visualisations and Behind-The-Scenes Documentaries.
I am available to work locally and remotely, so if you have an idea you want to bring to life, please get in touch!
For more information about what’s it like to work with me, as well as client testimonials, please check out my ‘Hire Me‘ page!
In short, Max Palmer is a solid professional and a delight to work with. One may also describe him as: Brilliant. Talented. Patient. Creative. Organized. Skilled. Inspired. Prolific.Salman A. NensiInternational Communications Manager, Nensi Co.
Palmer delivered more than he promised, far more than he was compensated for, and what he gave us back was exactly what we needed. He listened to our desires, shot what he could under some less than optimum conditions, and the output blew us away.
It is with pleasure and absolute conviction that I heartily recommend Mr. Palmer. His technical talents and artistic eye would be a boon to any project he works on.
Max has worked on multiple album projects for us including Etherwood, Fred V & Grafix and Keeno. For Etherwood's debut album he created a cohesive video campaign for every track from the album, which undeniably contributed towards the great success of the release. His ideas have always been original and the work has always been completed on time. All the videos submitted have been of a great quality and can be viewed on our Youtube channel.Romy HarberDigital Manager, Hospital Records
We will continue to use Max for future projects, and are happy to recommend his services.
I have been working with Max for roughly 5 years and best friends with him for at least 10. Together we have constructed art that I would consider to be some of my greatest achievements. Max's attitude towards creativity, his eye for composition and his enthusiasm is like nobody I have ever met and am ever likely to meet. If you're lucky enough to work with him, you're very lucky indeed. I can not recommend him enough.Rory WannertonRapper 'JPEG' / Fat Raj / Co-star of 6 Months of Summer
For 9 months, Max worked with my team and I at, Lotus Lodge in Siem Reap Cambodia. We worked together in creating beautifully shot tourism videos for our guests to enjoy. Max has a great understanding of cinematography and his editing is remarkable. It would be my pleasure to again work with Max in creating beautiful videos.Mitch St.PierreManager, Lotus Lodge, Cambodia
Max is an innovative, imaginative and highly talented videographer, and I would have no doubt in recommending him to work on any project. During our end of year degree show in 2013, Max created a series of original, high quality ‘behind the scenes’ videos to provide an insight into how the exhibition was managed and organised. He produced some outstanding work that was both informative and entertaining, and is still used within our marketing and teaching materials today.Andrew J KitchenhamCreative Technology Lecturer, Bournemouth University
Max was an inspirational cat to work with. He is hugely positive, versatile and reactive. Every idea was possible, nothing was longed out or stressful. The results he got from our obscenely low budget set-up are amazing. Since shooting the video I have had meetings with film lecturers and producers and they have balked at the revelation that our video was shot on a total shoe string. Max Palmer, brilliant film maker and jolly good egg.Adam KammerlingRapper, Poet, Adam from Hip-Hop duo 'Adam & Cuth'
Max provided us not only with a first class video to enable us to share our work in providing arts therapies to countries recovering from genocide with the international community, but he also provides a true passion and commitment to his work. Highly recommended.Tori GreenFounder, Hand in HeART Project / Creator, Sok San Street Festival, Cambodia
I got Max Palmer to do some visuals for a club night I promoted in the Bournemouth area called Tropics. I gave Max a simple brief to work with and was over the moon with the result, which was a stunning ten minute visual loop that dramatically contributed to the vibe of the night. Furthermore the work was completed before the deadline. Will be using Max again in the near future for sure.Toby KingPromoter & Event Organiser, Tropics
Max produced a number of videos for me. The results were better than I could have imagined and produced a lot of interest in me as an artist. Max is very creative, a great collaborator - always happy to hear my suggestions - professional and technically excellent. The videos we worked on were successful and great fun to make. I would highly recommend a chat with Max to anyone considering a video project.Michael Cohen"The Fabulous Micky C"
It was great to work with Max on my music video. His experience and skill meant that everything went very smoothly. He took my ideas and points on board instantly, which showed in the first draft, as well as bringing his own ideas to the table which worked very well. Even though we were on different sides of the world, Max completed it in a couple of days. The result was everything I could have asked for and more. Extremely happy with how it turned out! I would recommend him to anyone out there.KonciseMusic Producer
Very professional and wonderful to work with, brings fun and enthusiasm into every second! I am thrilled how the video came out, such a creative soul. Would highly recommend Max for any of your visual needs!Natasha SofiaCreator, Maya Attire
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