Max Colt

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Max Colt
Maksym Chyzhevskyy

(1982-12-10) December 10, 1982 (age 41)[1]
OccupationVisual Effects Producer
Years active2010–present
SpouseValeriya Valeyeva
ChildrenEva and Nicole Colt

Max Colt (born Maksym Chyzhevskyy in Alchevsk, Ukraine) is a visual effects producer and supervisor. He won MTV Video Music Award in 2015 for Best Visual Effects for his work on music video for Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Diplo and 2016 MTV Video Music Award for Coldplay "Up&Up" music video. He has produced visual effects for music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Foals, Ariana Grande and Shakira.

Early career[edit]

Early in his career, Max spent time working as a Creative director for an advertising firm with brands including Coca-Cola, Henkel, and Procter & Gamble. He participated in Ukrainian national video projects such as: Pray for Ukraine, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky,[2]

Max moved to Los Angeles in 2014 where he began working on music videos, commercials and feature films.[3] He studied visual effects production at Gnomon visual effects school.

Present career[edit]

Colt now spends most of his time in visual effects. Since 2010, he produced more than 300 music videos, several short and feature films and nearly 50 commercials.[4]


2015 the MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects with Skrillex and Diplo for Justin Bieber's "Where Are Ü Now."[5]

2016 MTV Music Video Awards for Best Visual Effects with Coldplay.

2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity / Film Craft (Silver) with Coldplay - "UP&UP"



Music videography[edit]


  1. ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1197. March 9, 2012. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Pray for Ukraine (2015)". IMDb. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "VFX Company GloriaFX Opens Los Angeles Office". VideoStatic. December 1, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Meet The Four-Time VMA Nominee You've Never Heard Of". August 19, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 MTV VMAs: See The Full Winners List". MTV News. Retrieved October 3, 2015.

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