MAX DA YUNG WANG
My interest in photography started in high school. After graduating college with a graphic arts degree, I worked for a few years as a fashion photographer. My work was featured in magazines such as COSMOPOLITAN, LADIES, and NONOS.
As a still photographer, you only have a single frame to capture a moment. I started to explore cinematography when I found myself thinking more and more about the moments that happened in the spaces and time between the still frames.
I began working as a camera assistant and cinematographer. To improve my craft, I applied to the Cinematography Program at the American Film Institute's (AFI) Conservatory. I was accepted and I received my Masters of Fine Arts from AFI in 1999.
Since graduating, I’ve worked my way up through the ranks as a lighting technician and gaffer to become a cinematographer. I’m constantly exploring the new technologies and tools available. As a cinematographer, I’ve shot numerous music videos and commercials with directors like Mark Webb, Wayne Pang and Maren Hwang, worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Cold, Gong Li, and Jacky Chen. My commercial work includes Pansonic, Mercedes, and Lo’real.
I have also work on features, including BOSS N’ UP which was nominated for a BET Movie of the Year Award. EXIT NO. 6, which was nominated for Best New Director at the 2008 Shanghai Film Festival. THE GIRL NAKED EYE received great review in cinematography.
I’m fluent in both English and Mandarin and enjoy the challenge of working in different locations around the world. I’ve worked as a cinematographer in the US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Europe, and China. I’m a member of IATSE Local 600.