1. Continuing my interest in water modulated imagery, the original footage was shot while visiting Stone Harbor, New Jersey where ocean waters were flowing and ebbing into tidal pools. The patterns created by these flows were intriguing and I used my iPhone to capture the complex light modulations taking place. Several months later i revisited the footage, editing and creating the sound track.

    I chose to abstract the patterns by converting the edited sequences into black and white to move away from the original subject matter.

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  2. The original footage was shot during the summer 2017 in a bay called Fork Bay near Silver Islet, Ontario. I went out on a very foggy morning in my kayak to shoot both stills and video in this favorite place. The bay is as the name implies split into two forks and has been a constant joy to explore for years. This particular summer was very different from the others as I had lost my wife earlier in the year and making images and video was my main source of comfort. During this summer my good friend Jim lost his mother "Honey" a person that was very close to my wife Jane and myself.

    This day turned out to be very productive as I created a series of still images that I titled "For Honey" and shot footage for this video as well. It wasn't until rather recently that I could bring myself to work with the video and further to create a sound track for the piece. This work joins a number of pieces that I have termed "ambient video works" as they are intended to be viewed in public spaces or private dwellings.

    The sound track was composed using Ableton Live utilizing a Deepmind 12D synthesizer and Arturia soft synths.

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  3. This work closely examines the motions of water on a macro level that reveals surprising action. The soundtrack is a mix of captured water and an electronic music composition. The piece is another of the "Water Works" series of ambient video pieces. It was captured on a fast moving stream located at Silver Islet, Ontario, Canada

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  4. The infinite variations of rhythms created by reflections of clouds on the smooth surface of water initiated my interest in capturing some of the nuances in the video format. At the onset of kayaking on a calm summer but overcast day I shot a series of these patterns and later edited them in FCP X. Several months later I created the sound track for the piece using both analog and digital synthesizers.

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  5. Praia Do Paraiso is a secluded beach that is at the bottom of steep walkway near the town of Carvoiero, Portugal. When I came across this remote location I was impressed by the wave action that is focused by the shape of the cove. I returned numerous times to photograph and shoot video. The work is accompanied by a sound track that I created in 2014 and meshed well with the feel of the piece. It was shot with a Sony a6000 camera and edited with Final Cut Pro X.

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