genre: Personal Documentary
project length: 19 minutes
clip length: 19 minutes
about: Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a local community supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Compiled entirely from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father’s meditation on his blossoming family and community.
Fridays at the Farm has aired nationally on The Sundance Channel, won awards in the US, Korea, and Japan, and been selected for ten international traveling film festivals as well as both the Ironweed and Earth Cinema Circle DVD Collections.
DVD is available for purchase on GreenPlanetFilms.org or rental on Netflix.com
This short video is an introduction to the concept of Natural Farming and some of its benefits. Developed in Korea by Master Cho Han-Kyu, Natural Farming is a low cost, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way to produce healthy crops and animals.
It is truly amazing thing to see what can come from only a bare patch of the earth, some hard work and time. This documents our season on the farm (from mostly the efforts of my wife), from beginning of the season to the harvest.
Cameras Used: Canon 70d (Sigma 35mm 1.4, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro), Canon 5d mk3 (Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM)
Drone footage shot with a DJI phantom 2, GoPro 3, courtesy of Steve Burns.
Music is by Tony Anderson (Rise) and Dexter Britain (Losing Love)