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January 9, 2014

Pinkerton grad wins film award

Shaun Burdick of Derry, now living in North Hollywood, Calif., won the 2013 Ghana Movie Award for Sound Mixing and Editing for the full-length movie “The Northern Affair.”

The movie was filmed and produced in Ghana. It and received awards in six other categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor. The Ghana Movie Awards is equal to the Oscars here.

Burdick does freelancing sound design, editing, mixing and effects for short and full-length movies and video games.

In 2011 and 2012, he was nominated for two short films at the Golden Reel Awards, which is specifically for sound creators. Burdick graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 2000.

While home over the holidays he presented to the students in video production classes for teacher Chris Lord at Pinkerton. The classes are part of the CTE program headed by Jack Grube.

Burdick received a degree in technical theater and design at Keene State in 2004 and an master’s degree in sound design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. He is the son of Dennis and Martha Burdick of Derry.

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