Nov 12, 2017 Video project for the song "Fabian" by Ferguson North. A deeply personal song for the band in homage to Astrid's nephew Fabian. The video uses some wonderful skating, surfing and ambient footage by Fabian, and it was an honour to work on this project.
Aug 22, 2017 Viewing the total eclipse of the Sun 2017 from Rickman, Tennessee. Film starts from 1 minute before totality, through 2 minutes of totality. There is an interesting lens flare from the sun in the top of the frame. Shot with a GoPro Hero 4. 800x speed. Full length version here
Aug 22, 2017 Total eclipse of the sun compiled from stills taken from Rickman, Tennessee. Proir to totality photos are through a sun filter. During totality no filter used. I added a foreground of giant climbing vines that infest the area. Thanks to Mara for shooting many of the photos.
Aug 23, 2017 Four phases of the eclipse. Early in progress, just entering totality, totality, and just coming out of totality.
Aug 8, 2017 A photo sculpture piece I have in the Whirlygig show at the youme gallery, opening Aug.11. Come give it whirl. 330 James Street N Hamilton.
A short film edited from footage shot during an early morning kayak on Jack Lake, Ontario. I started out just to shoot some stills, but also did video along the way. Not the best filming conditions, shooting hand held on the water in a kayak, with a less than ideal camera. But it was a peaceful clear morning.
Directed, filmed and edited by John Farr.
Shot with a Fuji X100.
The music was composed for the film and performed by Adrean Farrugia.
Performed on a Shigeru Kawai SK7 piano
The score was recorded at Merriam Music in Oakville with recording engineer Mike Tompa.
Special thanks to Mara for rising at 5:30 am to participate in the project.
Apr 13, 2017 The Discrete Texter.
Mar 23, 2017 Love old tech like this. Three choices avialable. Found in Toronto.
Mar 3, 2017 The jazz scene in Hamilton is very alive. Check out this heavy weight line-up in the superb Dave Young Quartet. Dave on Bass, Robi Botos-piano, Kevin Turcotte-trumpet, Terry Clarke-drums. Playing the music of Duke Ellington at the Gasworks.
feb 23, 2017 Icarus photo.
Feb 12, 2017 Beatles HPO project. I designed the visuals for the show. A totally amazing experience to work with the creative director and conductor for the project Darcy Hepner, and the HPO team. Check out a little slide show HERE of the graphics used during the performance.
Jan 30, 2017 Towers.
Jan 23, 2017 Up at Sam Lawence Park in Hamlton. A great view with a coke oven quench going on at Stelco.
Nov 23, 2016 The Coffee Planet.
Nov 20, 2016 A new recording from The Coffee Planet. Drone #1 composed and performed by Howard Barker.