25 YEARS producing & educating in Hillsborough, nc

About Us

 FOR OVER 25 YEARS we have delivered professional videos to arts organizations, schools, small business, and individuals.  Each video is made with the highest industry standards AND client satisfaction guaranteed 100%!  As an award-winning filmmaker with years of production experience, I guarantee you will love your video as well as your support services!  If you decide to take a class, you will be forever changed by the high-quality instruction by our gifted teachers and artists.   We offer classes, workshops, salons, and many opportunities to bring the community together through education and filmmaking.  If you have an idea, or want to get in on local projects and we will see what we can put together. 

High-Quality Experience

 Owner and operator Andrea DeGette started with film production at NYU film school and developed her Video In The Classroom in schools all over NYC.  She brought this program to NC in 1994 where she has worked with public and private school students all over the state through DAC and NC Arts Council.  Her dedication to arts education has been a driving force in the community and many of her former students continue to work in digital media and education.  Some even come back to work with us at MAX.  She is also dedicated to high quality digital and photographic processes that excite the mind and the senses.  Now is the time for change to happen!

Classes and Production

 Andrea DeGette is a 4th generation Coloradan who has been living in North Carolina since 1993.  The daughter of an architect and actress cum kindergarten teacher, DeGette has embraced art and education from an early age.  Her passion for education reform was inherited from her mother and her photographic vision from her father.  DeGette dreams of the day when education emphasizes media literacy from pencil, paint, clay to all forms of digital media production.  In her estimation only then will today's students (of all ages) will be ready to  challenge the lowest norms which threaten our ability to think for ourselves in this growing culture of consumerism. 

Sisters from apex

Award-winning 26-minute film about memory and inheritance. 16mm transfer. Color and B&W. Shot in Colorado and NYC



Darkroom Photography Show

6pm - 9pm

Skylight Gallery, 102 West King St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Event Details


Darkroom Photography Show

Opening exhibition for darkroom photography show with work by students and mentors.

6pm - 9pm

Skylight Gallery, 102 West King St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Awards & Recognitions

NC Art Council Fellowship for Filmmaking

An $10,000 award given to one artist per year to use to create new work.

Emerging Artists Grant

Given by the Durham Arts Council to recognize emerging artists.

Allen Distinguished Educators

Granted by the Paul Allen Foundation to bring innovative programing into the classroom.

Contact Us

Send Message

Let's Get Started!

Tell us a little bit about your project. We will get back to you as soon as you can with some ideas of how we can make your story shine.

Media Arts Exchange

102 West King Street, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278, United States

(919) 619-8274 or (919) 644-8265


By appointment only