Posts Tagged ‘video’

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: Mushroom Hunting

Video: Mushroom Hunting

There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters, but there are no old and bold mushroom hunters. She knows the difference between the mushrooms that will kill you and the ones that are tasty. He knows how to turn her tasty finds into fine dining. They combine forces to share their passions […]


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:Fierce Protectors

Video:Fierce Protectors

The Bikers Against Child Abuse go way beyond charity rides. These guys ride with a purpose: to empower children who are the victims of child abuse.They do this by making kids feel protected and helping them find the strength to testify agains their accusers so they can start to heal. This was a pretty amazing […]


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 […]


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: 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: 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 […]


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 […]


Video: Art Meets Fish Herding

Video: Art Meets Fish Herding

The Art of Maintenance from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. Fish herding meets performance art as interpretive art troupe Vessel follows a work crew herding large fish downstream during the maintenance of a Salt River Project canal in Scottsdale, Arizona. This was one of the oddest things I have ever shot video of. Workers routinely have […]


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 […]