Since Max was a kid he has always loved movies and film making… and he still does. This fascination got him to work in any film-making role possible, first just for fun, then for study and work.
He literally had a go at nearly every position in front of and behind the camera, no matter if it was pre, post or during production. But editing is what he has focused on the most – followed by camera operating, conceptualising and directing.
Now he is a Berlin-based video editor with more than 15 years experience in the industry, having worked on projects in the feature film, commercial, documentary and social media fields. He grew up bilingually, natively speaking both German and English and was raised between Munich, Sydney, and New York.
He got his masters of film and digital image from Sydney College of the Arts, (Sydney University), and has been working mostly in Berlin for the past 8 years. He has passports / working permits for the EU and USA.
These days he often works for Production Companies such as Instant Waves, Fischer Appelt and VICE with a wide range of clients such as Netflix, Asics-Tiger and Becks, just to name a few.
Premiere / FCP / AVID
Dragon Stop Motion / Aftereffects
Illustrator / InDesign / bit of PS
Native English / Native German
Working Permit for EU and USA
Master of Film & Digital Image Degree
Sketch Storyboarding / Shotlist
Editorial Content Editing
from pre- to postproduction
Kim & Birgit
Max Hopkins Raeder | Editor | Director | Camera Operator | +49 176 3230 6009