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Max Shuppert

Adjunct Associate Professor


A child of a family of painters, photographers, and musicians, Shuppert has pursued his career as both a photographer and DoP/director since 1987 creating imagery, both still and moving, for Fortune 500 companies, major retailers, and charitable organizations throughout the United States.

He was director of photography on four recent feature-length films and has directed and/or worked as DoP on a dozen short films and two branding films for major corporations. One of his short films, True Love, was an official selection in the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival, 2007 Miami Short Film Festival and 2007 New York Independent Film & Video Festival. As a DoP he was awarded two 2008 Telly Awards for Cinematography for the short film Bulletproof. Recent projects include working as director, DoP and editor on a series of branding videos for a major premium vodka brand, art director/editor of an online psychology course, and as DoP/associate producer on two television projects. His background includes working as type director of a major advertising agency in Dallas, Texas (1983-1987) and 16 years experience as a professional advertising photographer. Studied photography 1985–1990 both in college and as first assistant to Art Center College of Design 1982 magna cum laude graduate Stephen E. Seeger. Lectured 1988-1990 at Texas A&M – Commerce to senior level photography students.