Jerid “Max” Prater is a Senior in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, presently pursuing a BFA in Filmmaking and Photography. Jerid’s work is his attempt to shed light on the inner-workings of the post-adolescent mind – dealing with his own feelings of fear, doubt, identity, and heartache. He prefers to emphasize composition and color as opposed to adhering to rigid and established techniques, especially in his video work. Jerid is currently finishing his Thesis film, DoubleTaker, as well as serving as the creator and producer of Season 1 of the VCUArts New Media webseries project. In his spare time he can be found working as a gallery assistant for VCU’s Anderson Gallery.