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Max Paster (they/he/she), legal name Maya Paster, is a student in their third year at Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Film Media Theater with a minor in Computer Science. They are American and Canadian, with family based in Nova Scotia, Canada and Burbank, California. Their focus is video and audio editing, and Max hopes to become a professional film editor. They also do photography and are available to book for photoshoots. Explore this portfolio to see their work on various projects during their academic and professional career.

When not working on film, audio, or photography, Max is a barista at whatever café is nearby (currently the library cafe on Mount Holyoke campus!).


US: 413-379-5791

CAN: 902-385-0441


Photo Credit: Oleander Morrill 2023

  • 5 College Film Festival Juror

  • Editor for Don't Blink Media

  • Traffic Director (WMHC)

  • Stage Crew (OSI)

  • Assistant Stage Manager

  • FMT Department Liaison

  • Social Media Assistant (WCP)

Professional Creative Pursuits

  • Talking Pictures: Intro Film

  • Intro to Video Production

  • Women Experimental Filmmakers

  • Directing Actors for Screen

  • Media & Sexuality

  • Experimental Video

  • Fandom Studies

  • (Upcoming) Music & Film audit

  • (Upcoming) Envisioning Apocalypse


  • Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Adobe Audition

  • Final Cut Pro

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Nikon and Canon DSLR

  • Google Suite


  • 21st Century Scholar (MHC)

  • Mount Holyoke Fund Scholar 2022-23

Official MHC Film Festival 2024 selections:

  • "mimic"

  • "Move"

Honors and Awards

Editing Reel:

For full videos, see Video and Audio Portfolio pages

An updated reel is in progress. Please see recent work in my portfolio.

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