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Max Collins

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hi, i'm max (any pronouns), a sound designer and audio producer based in Vancouver, Canada. if you need well-designed soundscapes, thoughtful scriptwriting, pointed interviewing, and/or detailed file management with a timely turnaround, i'm your person.
Member since 2022

Location

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Contact Max

  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Max

Hello, I'm max. Thanks for visiting my AIR profile. 

I'm a five-time award-winning producer and podcaster born in Calgary, AB, Canada. With over seven years of experience in radio under my belt, I've now had a hand in making over 20 podcast series. My background in campus and community radio gives me a unique perspective on storytelling. Right now, I'm using that perspective to make compelling, high-production-value podcasts for brands and newsrooms. I'm proud to be making content for a team that won the "Innovator of the Year" award at the most recent Quill Podcasting Awards, and taking freelance jobs here and there when I can find the time.

I take a keen interest in recounting niche stories in digestable pieces. My reporting on alternative queer culture has won accolades on the national level, and my work has been written about in IndieWireSAD MagazineThe Vancouver Sun, and other local publications.

When I'm not too busy designing soundscapes or writing scripts, I'm teaching other people about how to make great audio. I've presented to students at the University of Victoria, I've guest-hosted a workshop with Bad Academy, and I've instructed a course for the NCRA Podcast School, among others. Sometimes I write about my process, or give how-to guides, on the Vocal Fry Studios blog

I like to swim, and I'm learning how to skateboard. I currently live in Vancouver, BC, with my girlfriend and our insufferable, lovable cat.

Max's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Audio Engineering

Equipment

  • Zoom H5 recorder
  • Shure VP64A omnidirectional microphone
  • Sennheiser shotgun microphone
  • Zoom H1N recorder
  • Adobe Creative Suite (proficient in Audition, Photoshop, Premiere)

Previous Work

  • Audio Editor, Producer, Sound Designer at Kelly&Kelly Creative