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Name: Daniel Hart
Cameras: Canon ZR850
Editing Platform:Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8.0, and Final Cut Express 4
Support Gear:Tripod, a green screen, and a pair of work lights
Websites:www.xaviouspictures.net, www.youtube.com/smackwhitz, www.vimeo.com/xaviouspictures.
My name is Daniel Hart and I'm 14 years old. I started making videos about 7 years ago, when I was 7.
I, along with my older sister, Katie, and our friends would film ourselves making random movies we usually made up as we went along. The camera we were using was the same one my parents used to shoot my baby videos. It required VHS tapes and every time we would break down laughing, we would have to rewind the tape and film over it. Back then I had no idea what I was doing.
One day that camera finally broke and I went months without making any videos, until I finally decided to buy a new camera. I used my Christmas money to buy an Aiptek MPVR for about $200. We used that to make several videos with our neighbors which I started editing in Windows Movie Maker. At the end of the day we would all crowd around the computer and watch the finished product. I opened a YouTube account so that friends and family that lived far away could see our videos as well. It was at this point we started calling our company Xavious Pictures.
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