5 Minutes 5 Questions: Max Schiano

5 Minutes 5 Questions: Max Schiano
October 10, 2014 Elena Murzello

Instagram is great for discovering talents. Max Schiano is no exception. I’ve been following his IG feed (NewYorkCityVibe) for a while and so it was only a matter of time that I actually got to work with him in NYC. Can’t wait to share what’s in store with everyone. Here is 5 minutes/5 questions with director/editor extraordinaire Max Schiano:

1) How long have you lived in New York?

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I’ve lived in Manhattan for 7 years now.

2) Where is your favorite location to shoot in NY?

My favorite location to shoot in NYC is probably the east village/lower east side area. So many characters and interesting nooks and crannies. Also, it’s still feels like classic New York there with so many different walks of life.

3) If your life was a movie, what would it be and why?

If life was a movie it would definitely be a comedy, the most things that we remember in life is when we’re smiling or laughing!

4) What is your advice for new directors on how to make connections in the industry?

My advice for new directors in the industry is to open to all kinds of work. Most of the time you are so set on what you want to do but you never know that things outside that circle might be more enriching to your career and your happiness. Also, learning to say no and be selective as you begin to get more success- it’s always important to understand how much of an asset you are!

5) What are the top three characteristics on your Love List (characteristics or qualities you are looking for in a potential mate or your current mate)?

My top 3 characteristics in my love list are pretty simple. Number 1 has to have strong family values. I’m very close with my family and this is very important to me. Number 2 I look for someone who will essentially also be my best friend. It’s so important to have a lot of fun hanging out and have that bond beyond love/sex. Number 3 is a voice. I look for someone that has a strong personality and speaks up about what they believe. I think a women that is tough and independent while also appreciating a shared life is very attractive and my perfect mental partner. I like to share and it’s a turn off to be in a relationship where one of the people is always first, especially myself.

Don’t forget to follow Max on Instagram and Twitter with the handle NewYorkCityVibe!

ELENA:)

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