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People: Hard wired for film

Brennan Lawrence has a particular hobby — building computers. He’s been doing it for as long as he can remember.

“We had this old VCR, and my parents said that when I was younger, I took it apart and put it back together and it started working again. I’ve always been into technology,” the communication film major says.

Computer building is a stress relief.

“It’s just satisfying getting all these parts, putting them together, and then clicking the power button and seeing everything start to work,” he says.

The Lumberton junior has been able to earn money from his hobby by building Linux systems, a more advanced field than just building regular computers.

“I do build computers for friends that need help, but that’s also expanded into server hosting. I host servers for friends and clients which allows data centers to work more,” he says.

Brennan’s first love is film, and his computer-building skills enhance his editing skills. Who knows, the next big advance in movie technology might be Brennan’s workshop. Watch out, James Cameron.

 Lumberton junior Brennan Lawrence taking apart a computer. UP photo by Gage Gilliam.
Lumberton junior Brennan Lawrence taking apart a computer. UPbeat photo by Gage Gilliam.
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