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Name: Shannon Newby
Cameras: Two Panasonic AG-DVX100A
Editing System: Laird Telemedia Dvora
Editing Platform:Avid Xpress DV 3.5
Microphone: Sennheiser ME66 (Shotgun Mic) Sennheiser Wireless Transmitter Ew100 and Lavalieres
Support Gear: Bogen Manfrotto Tripod, Glidecam 2000
According to my mother, I saw my first movie at the age of three. It was a Godzillapicture and my mom says from the moment the movie started I was hooked, and when I discovered what a movie director was at nine years old, my career path was chosen.
I got my first job in the business when I was 13 years old. I assisted a producer of video church programs. I lugged endless amounts of equipment from his station wagon to the church, including a Ikegami camera that weighed about as much as a Buick. In 1988, when I was 15, my father bought his first VHS video camera by Panasonic. It wasn't long before I started making my own movies and editing them using two VCRs. At 18, I took my first video production course at the Community College of Philadelphia and learned the fundamentals of video production using a Sony Hi8 camera.
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