Panasonic VariCam mainstay in Sunrise Video Productions assignments

For the
past several years, award-winning Director of Photography Joe LoMonaco, founder
of Miami-based Sunrise Video Productions, has made the Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD
Cinema camera his acquisition mainstay for top-level sports documentaries and
corporate assignments. High-profile projects shot with the VariCam encompass hour-long
profiles of quarterback Peyton Manning, pitcher Pedro Martinez and tennis ace
Andy Roddick for ESPN, as well as recurring segments for Fox’s This Week in Baseball and natural
history shorts for the Indianapolis Zoo.

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segments of its flagship series This Week In Baseball with the VariCam.

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LoMonaco has used the HVX200 for back-up on a recent two-camera VariCam shoot
for ESPN in the sugar cane fields of Pahokee, FL. Pahokee is famous as home to
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