Posts Tagged ‘multimedia’

Video: Arizona’s Demolition Boat Race

Video: Arizona's Demolition Boat Race

This was a story a year in the making. Nearly a year ago a friend who competes in demolition derbies called to tell me about this crazy race he drove in called a waterless boat race. Drivers drag fiberglass boats around a soapy asphalt track, trying to take out each other’s boats. The last driver […]


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:Logging Family Legacy

Video:Logging Family Legacy

Dwayne Walker’s family has been logging Arizona’s White Mountains for four generations. In that time logging technology has gone from men on the ground with saws to high tech machines capable of cutting down a huge tree in seconds. This is part of a larger package I did on Western Jobs in Arizona. Some of […]


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 […]


Emmy Win

Emmy Win

I’m excited to share that a video package I shot and produced won a Rocky Mountain Emmy in the environmental category. It is The Arizona Republic’s first Emmy. The story is a profile on a local cotton farmer who is a pioneer in water conservation. It’s encouraging to see that all of our paper’s hard […]


Wallow Fire

Wallow Fire

I put together a montage of photo and time lapse video I shot while covering the Wallow Fire in north eastern Arizona. While I was up there the Forest Service kept pretty tight control over access to the fire. We pretty much had to make do with what we could find from a distance. Underneath […]


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: My video shown on the Nate Burkus Show

I video I recently shot of Sharron Saffert’s Scottsdale home was used on the Nate Berkus Show’s House Proud segment. Sharron is the co-owner of On The Veranda, a store that sells patios decor. Much of what she fills her store comes from old buildings in France. What doesn’t sell in the store finds it’s […]


Video: Umpire Comeback

Video: Umpire Comeback

John Woods had dreams of umpiring in the big leagues. He was one the right path to making it happen when a suffered a traumatic brain injury while umpiring winter ball in Venezuela. The injury left him in coma for three weeks. Afterwards he had to learn to walk again. Some people won’t quit. Joh […]


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 […]