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I'm Shannon and I am applying for THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. I am an outgoing, self-motivated, funny girl who loves to travel. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Theatre and English, I lived in Australia for one year. During that time I spent 6 months living in the Northern Territory; three months in the mining town of Nhulunbuy on the Gulf of Carpenteria, one month in Darwin and two months in Alice Springs. I did spend some time in Queensland, I LOVED Townsville and Rockhampton and Great Kepple Island. I had the opportunity to dive the Great Barrier Reef and I learned to surf. I sailed the Whitsunday Islands and am KEENLY aware of what I will be missing out on if I don't get to experience Hamilton Island for myself. On this blog I will be writing about me, my past travel experiences and hopefully showing everyone why I am the best candidate for THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD! If you would like to email me you can reach me at shannontheislandgirl@rogers.com If it takes me some time to respond to your email, it's just because I'm busy packing my bags! See you on the island!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Filming Complete!

Thanks to my friend Jim, I have all the footage I should need to put together my video submission for THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

Jim was a trooper. He braved two days of the cold Toronto winter to be my camera man. Now all I have to do is figure out how to edit it all together. I have had offers of help, but I think that it could be fun to learn to do it myself.

There are a few problems I have had to deal with first:

1. My lap top does not have a fire wire port and the camera I used can only connect via fire wire. Luckily for me, Sarwar at Best Buy here in Toronto has shown me a few things I can do to make this work. I'm trusting him...and am about to install option number one...some converter thing that should give me fire wire capacity. Seeing as I know little to nothing about cameras or computers, Sarwar was very patient and understanding with me. If this works I am going to have to bake him some cookies.

2. I have never edited a movie. Ever. I have made picture slide shows with Window Move Maker but my experience ends there. But, once again Sarwar came to my rescue. He suggested a video edidting software that was not terribly expensive and, if it really is as easy as it seems, I should be editing today! This is all very exciting for me.

Once my movie is all edited and put together I can move on to writting about my travels and time in Australia....just a few more things that make me perfect for THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!