Max Polley is a freelance cameraman {videographer to our friends in the United States} who started out shooting and editing news in the Northern Territory’s Outback. Shooting locations ranged as far West as the Kimberley and as far East as Cape York.

Now based in Sydney Max works extensively for the Seven and Nine television networks in Australia [60 MINUTES, SUNDAY NIGHT, GETAWAY] and internationally for Discovery and National Geographic Channels on various long form projects which have included “Journeys To The Ends of the Earth”, “Taboo” and “Discovery Atlas-Australia Revealed”

Max has received numerous ACS awards for his work as a Director of Photography.

A Brief History of Time…

The early 1990’s saw a move to London and over the next few years Max filmed everything from current affairs and sporting docos to music videos in over 50 countries.

Whilst based in Europe, he filmed EPK’s for the movies “A Fish Called Wanda”, “Boogie Nights”, James Cameron’s “Titanic” and more recently the “Lego Movie”, Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and “I Frankenstein” to drop a few old names.

Working to tight deadlines, Max also spent time based in the UK filming, editing and uplinking stories for the London News Network on a daily basis which has served as a terrific discipline for running his own business.

Current tools;

Sony F5 Cinealta 4K Super 35mm camera
Sony PDW F800 XDCam camera
Final Cut X for cutting and After Effects for fancy graphics.