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Boston Bombing Witness Wants “One Good Race in Boston”

Boston Bombing Witness Wants "One Good Race in Boston"

¬†Ekman saw the bombs go off while in the final stretch of the Boston Marathon. He’s going back to finish the race. I met up with him last week while on assignment in Northern Arizona. The problem was, there wasn’t much to use for b-roll since all I had was an interview. He wasn’t running […]


Video- A World War Two Love Story

Video- A World War Two Love Story

Not every Veterans Day story is a war story. This one is a love story. It took World War two for Frank and Scotty Hobbs to find each other. So many of our family histories, including my own, hinge on the fact that someone went to war and fell in love along the way. Pat […]


Video: Phoenix’s Real Life Bruce Wayne

Video: Phoenix's Real Life Bruce Wayne

Phoenix may not have a real life Batman but we do have a real life Bruce Wayne. A crazy idea to buy a Batmobile led him down a path to build his very own Batcave and start a charity that helps make sick kids and their families feel like super heros.


Video: A Trek Back in Time

Video: A Trek Back in Time

A Trek Through Time from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. In 1973, three friends dressed like mountain men and rode horseback from Phoenix, Arizona, to Canada… just for the fun of it. The only modern device they took with them was a camera.


Video:Coping Through Art

Video:Coping Through Art

Orlando uses pastel and charcoal to share his experiences in Arizona’s mental health system. Art has helped him find a new identity as an artist.


Video: Coverage of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law

Video: Coverage of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Law

As Arizona tries to figure out how to implement it’s voter approved medical marijuana law, some veterans are finding themselves stuck between the federal government and the state government.


Video: Pot Bellied Love

Video: Pot Bellied Love

So how passionate are you about the things you care about? Would you give up your paycheck? How about never taking a vacation? That’s how passionate this couple is about pot bellied pigs. They rescue them by the hundreds.


Video: It’s Never Too Late

Video: It's Never Too Late

Larry is a 72-year-old retired truck driver who never learned to read, until he started taking classes four days a week with a reading teacher in Chandler, AZ. He didn’t speak until he was 10-years-old because of a medical condition. Schools in the rural Ohio area he grew up in passed him along from grade […]


Video: Junkyard Music Man

Video: Junkyard Music Man

This is an profile of artist Joe Willie Smith who makes musical instruments out of found objects. He mics up the instruments and runs them through a Fender guitar amp. One of his inventions was used in the soundtrack for Alice in Wonderland. Everything was shot with a Canon 5dmk2 and a Canon 1Dmk4 DSLR.


Video: Break

Video: Break

This is a story about a local dance and gymnastics instructor who helped out a group of break dancers. I first saw these break dancers while covering a community event in GIlbert, Arizona. They seemed to defy gravity. Once I talked with them they explained how a local gym owner helped them out and it […]


Video: The Hardest Decision

Video: The Hardest Decision

Sophia beat two types of cancer before getting leukemia. After an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant her parents faced the hardest decision two parents can make: stopping treatment. This is without a doubt the saddest story I have ever told. A reporter and I started following Sophia and her family weeks before she went into hospice […]


Video: Arizona Rose Farm

Video: Arizona Rose Farm

A few weeks ago I spent a few mornings in the West Valley photographing a rose farm. Leyton Woolf grows millions of rose bushes every year that are then shipped out across the county to be sold in garden stores. Our timing to do the story was pretty good as all the fields were blooming. […]


Video:Up and Away

Video:Up and Away

Sam Kelly is a shy boy. The autistic teen usually won’t talk to someone unfamiliar to him. His care taker noticed he liked hot air balloons and decided to take him out to see some launch. Over the next five years Hot Air Expeditions befriended the boy. When he first started going out to see […]


Video: Wild Horse Trainer

Video: Wild Horse Trainer

Randy Helm has a passion for training wild horses. It typically takes months of work and patience to earn the trust of the horse. Since 1993 Helm has trained around 30 wild horses. The horses he trains come from a U.S. Bureau of Land Management program that finds homes for wild horses taken off the […]


Video: Mini-Maestro

Video: Mini-Maestro

Mini-Maestro from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. Four-year-old Jonathan Okseniuk has been playing the violin for a little over a year. The he was recently asked to play a song during a holiday performance by the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. The mini-maestro is a bit of a Youtube star. Over 1,700,000 people have watched video’s of him […]


Video: Fields of White

Video: Fields of White

Fields of White from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. I’ve always been stuck at how beautiful a cotton field can be when it’s ready to be harvested. Howard Wuertz’s family has farmed cotton in Pinal County, Ariz., since the 30s. He’s considered a pioneer in using sub-surface drip irrigation to grow cotton in Arizona. By using […]


Time-Lapse: 13-Second Lake Fill

13-Second Lake Fill from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. How often do you get to see a whole lake be filled up? When we heard that the City of Tempe was going to start refilling the Tempe Town Lake, photog Dave Seibert and I thought it would make an unusual time-lapse. We tried working with the […]


Video: Parking Day

Video: Parking Day

Parking Day Tempe from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. Parking day is an international event that inspired people to take over a parking spot in the city and use the space to create a public park for a day. The idea to get get people passing by to think about how much space is cities are […]


Leaving Arizona: A Family of Illegal Immigrants Flee’s Arizona’s Immigration Law

Leaving Arizona: A Family of Illegal Immigrants Flee's Arizona's Immigration Law

Over the summer I worked with reporter Dan Gonzalez on a photo story following two families of illegal immigrants living in the West Valley as they moved to Pennsylvania because of Arizona’s new immigration law SB1070. I concentrated on the Sanchez family. Luis, the dad, and his wife Marlen both came to the U.S. illegally. […]


Video: Hear North America’s Only Octobass

Video: Hear North America's Only Octobass

Octobass from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. The 12-foot tall Octobass plays so low, it’s lowest string when played fully open is barely in the human hearing registry. To play it, a musician must stand on a stool and use leavers to fret the notes. It resides at the new Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, […]


Video: Garage Boxing

Video: Garage Boxing

Buckeye Boxing from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. Boxing coach Robert Aceves knows what it’s like to grow up where bad choices are all around. The former gang member from California is hoping that he can steer kids away from some of the bad choices he made through an after school boxing program he runs out […]


Video: Mountain Unicycling

Video: Mountain Unicycling

One Wheel on the Trail: Mountain Unicycling from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. When I heard that members of the Arizona Unicycle Club ride their cycles on the mountain biking trails at South Mountain Park I didn’t think it was real. It just seemed too dangerous. What I found was a group of guys that have […]