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Meet Shaneka Fairley of Crushin Visuals in Midtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shaneka Fairley.

Shaneka, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a Mobile, Alabama native who moved to Atlanta, Georgia when I was 12 years old. I began writing my own raps under the stage name, Country “CG”, and purchased my first home studio that engineered a host of upcoming artist in my hometown. In 2014, I redirected my focus towards music videos and bought my first Canon 60-D camera. I met Greatness at Work while shopping and he presented me with an opportunity to become his personal videographer and my career took off from there. I’ve had the opportunity to film many different celebrity events in Atlanta, including T.I.’s Trap Museum Grand Opening and 2 Chainz and Snoop’s Members Only Grand Opening. My portfolio also includes Derez Deshon, Trina, Yung Joc, Keri Hilson, and Suwoo Official. I will be graduating in December 2020 from Atlanta Technical College with an Associates Degree in Design & Media Production. Today, I am in the process of filming and producing my first film, Bossed Up, that is set to release Fall 2021.

Has it been a smooth road?
No smooth road. I dropped out of school when I was 17, and didn’t think I would ever get into college. It took me a long time to find my path when music didn’t take me where I wanted to go. I had to grind and find a different approach to make it in the industry I wanted to be in. I had to teach myself everything that I know about editing and videography until I was able to get into school.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am Crushin Visuals. I offer a wide variety of services to meet any visual need. I work with upcoming artists, models, celebrities, companies, and everyday people. I specialize in videography and video editing.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe in the next 5-10 years, movies and videos will all be shot in better qualities. Right now, we’ve gone from 4K to 8K, and now we have 10K TVs, so the quality keeps continuing to get better. I think new technology is going to emerge, making filming easier and faster. I also think that there will be another platform like YouTube that allows music artists to showcase their videos through an app.

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