On Friday, February 17, I joined John and Paulo (of RubioFilms) to check out the Sony PS Vita launch at 99 Sudbury. I was eager to get my hands on the gorgeous new handheld early (release date is February 22) and it did not disappoint. The huge LED screen is pure luxury and I found it extremely easy to lose myself in gameplay. The entire unit feels light, but it plays very big. This video (shot and edited by John) features some of my first impressions of the device as well as gameplay footage from titles like Escape Plan and Little Deviants.
One of my besties runs a fashion blog – KlickClash. Sometimes, she writes about her own personal tips and tricks or maybe she’ll share her experience at some swanky event. But mostly, she posts everyday outfits from her own closet with a focus on simple and classic looks that anyone can emulate on any budget. To keep things fresh and inspiring, she always works with different photographers and friends. So I was pleased as punch when she asked me to take a few photos of her for her site. There’s a small sample of shots here, but be sure to check out the whole set too. As always, she’s rocking some sweet steeze!
On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, my friends Joan (fashion blogger, KlickClash) and Paulo (documentary-style videographer, Rubio Films) attended the Canada Goose launch party at The Spoke Club in Toronto. This video features the company’s 2011 Fall / Winter Collection, including a collaborative line with Drake. It also happens to feature the track Baby House by Fake Date (my electronic side project with CarlyRhiannon). The coverage looks and sounds amazing – super funny and informative! And I’m so pleased to be in the company of such talented people. Feel free to check out the full track below.
On Sunday, October 30th, 2011, Digifest held a Sunday Funday at Yonge Dundas Square. The event included live bands, food trucks and karaoke. I cut a short video of the day using footage shot by my brother. Props to all those brave souls who sang on one of downtown Toronto’s busiest corners.
Halloween on Church Street (Toronto’s Gay Village) is unlike anything else you’ve ever seen before. The street is closed off for several blocks and everyone just roams around in their costumes, taking in the sights and sounds of the night. It’s truly an experience and always a great time. This year, my brother headed down to check out the spectacle and captured some really great clips on his new Canon 5D Mark II. Since I was unable to join him, I figured editing his footage would be the next best thing. Watching this video, I almost feel like I was there with him. I hope you feel that way too. Enjoy!
My basement home studio has been under renovation for the past 2 months due to water leakage. During that time, a section of the room had to be cleared. So, instruments were stored in the bedroom and computers sat on the living room coffee table for most of the summer. The house isn’t very big to begin with and the reduced space made it feel even smaller. Needless to say, making music was nearly impossible. But today, my partner-in-crime and I were able to start moving equipment back into the space. Afterwards, one of the first things we did was finish mixing a little house song we’ve been sitting on since the beginning of the summer. I’m glad to finally be able to share it now. The title is an ode to the place we call home and to a genre of music we both love. Enjoy!
As you know, I like to make music on all of my fun toys. But sometimes, I’ll collaborate and play with my partner in crime, Carly Rhiannon (who also composes some pretty rad tunes of her own, by the way). Here’s a thin slice of what we sound like collectively under the moniker, Fake Date.
If you dig what you hear, then send us a reply over on twitter and insist that we post some more songs. Please and thanks!
Back in September, a couple of friends were working on a short film treatment. On a whim, they asked me to throw together a short edit of the project they were shooting – just something quick and dirty to see what I was capable of putting together. It’s not exactly the way I had envisioned it turning out, but 3 months later, after numerous overnight editing sessions, I finally finished my “music video” version of A Mercenary Tale.