This is a video I collaborated on with Dustin Stern from Building Roots. I have been running workshops with them as part of our artist collective Works-in-Progress, and really like the community they work in (Toronto's Moss Park, among others) and the work they have been doing. While this virus has shut down most of the city, the Moss Park Market remains open as an essential service, and they have expanded their services to more food deliveries, along with other joyful items, and have become an even more vital hub. I was happy to help with this.
Dustin asked BR staff members to contribute a video of themselves singing along to the chorus of Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. He then forwarded the videos and photos to me along with himself on mandolin. I used his track as the base, added in the different voices... they all had a different approach and also, of course whenever you use videos recorded on phones the codec is different so there was some workarounds but we kept it short and sweet, as a gift to the staff and many volunteers. Dustin is a musician not unfamiliar with editing software too so we divided the tech issues, he collected all the content and I did all the editing. Everyone is pretty happy with this little bit of joy.
Video I made for Carfac ontario in 2001, then for Carfac national in 2002... this is the national bilingual version. It was a great reintroduction to Canada, got to interview artists all over Ontario and then in Montreal, BC, Prairies. I don't have copyright of this, just wanted to share as I made the whole thing and it's pretty cool.
20 years later... Wedding videos from our adult free wedding in three parts. I just got a bunch of videos digitized from from my time in Tokyo (digitizing by the awesome Flume Media Archiving) The videos were on DVCPro, and included demos from Reuters TV (aka RTV aka RFTV) where I worked from 1996-2000 and farewell videos for my colleagues (like the Office- in Japan!) and a few art videos but first this video from our wedding. There were three parties: the official knot-tying was at Mejiro city Hall, and then a month later at an Aussie owned Irish pub in Shibuya, with William Word as camera on both of those and then my folks hosted a Canadian version in their backyard in Victoria that summer after we moved back to Canada... Ryan Landa filmed that leg. Taj Mahal songs used throughout as they were playing all day.
Every year in my day job as an editor at Citynews I make a series of stories about the Herbie Fund, a charity run out of Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. This year the series was 3 parts and ran over three days during the Citynews broadcast at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. I don't think I can embed it but here's the link:
Video made with local entrepreneur friend, Kimberly Irwin, for her company Haircuts on Wheels
as she expanded her business I helped her make a video about her company, but then she also wanted to make some public service videos to share what she learned working with seniors and others with mobility issues. when we made this video I looked back at some of our videos, one has 70000+ views! I think it was really useful for people, feels good.
Great day to run on bikes around the cemetery with our cameras, looking at big tombs and small critters and then come back and look at what we all saw.
Mid summer and the system is in full swing... in our backyard the prairie grass is over our heads, there are ants on Queen Anne's lace, honey bees loaded with pollen and a gorgeous swallowtail visited, inspiring this video and a trip to Renata's garden at dusk to see who was there... ran into Renata herself, Lako, Lesley and a small kid who took a green tomato... who can resist all this beauty? Finally a painted lady butterfly visits on her nightly visit.
Went to take photos/video and explore and play in the Kensington Market neighbourhood. Came across these delightful musicians and loved their vintage style, so made them a video. The are called Queen Cake Music.
Friend organized her first "Protestival" with Extinction Rebellion at Bloor and King during quarterly review for banks. A lot of fun, I was there with Works-in-Progress to bring bubbles and T-shirts to add to the circus, but documented this bit of fun (and a new skill for Leslie) while I was there.
I was at the local community garden to do programming with Works-in-Progress and made this video of all the water in different forms- bubbles and on the plants.