music

MarkFavro

is a

musician,

filmmaker and

second generation Nihilist.

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video

 

When I was a kid I started making animated films with my Dad’s Super8 camera. 

My Dad told me his friend had kids that made films too, so in 1980 I collaborated for the first time with Owen and Galen Curnoe

Film led to B&W reel to reel video. The advantage being immediate results without developing of film. Also the advantage of sound.

Lots of running around with toy guns throwing dummies off rooftops. 

In 1983 Owen’s Dad bought a CANON colour VHS portapack and camera.

The mid 80s was a very inspired and productive time for the three of us.

This was a group effort that would last until Galen moved to Vancouver in 1990. 

In 1990 I received a grant from The Ontario Arts Council to work on my video/movie CLOWN FACE. Owen and I also worked on many music videos for our band ANTHROPOMORPHICS during the 90’s. Owen, Galen and I did work together again on Welcome To Forever in 1995 when Galen came back to visit. 

Early 2000 Owen and I worked on music videos for our band BAKU

I have continued on my own working on video projects in the 2000’s for my solo music and my band Name with no Sound.

Ed & Ford in The Cheezy Invention 1984

The joke is they are action heroes from another country so their voices are dubbed.

Ed & Ford & The Cheezy Adventure 1985/86

The last adventure is the cheeziest. Enjoy.

The Scavenge 1985

directed by Owen Curnoe 

A mad Max kind of thing with bikes.

One Fine Day In The Wasteland 1986

directed by Owen Curnoe 

It’s like Down By Law and Mad Max 

mixed together.

THREE BLIND MEN 1987

directed by Owen Curnoe 

Three men from the have been sent to do a test. They have to know where your bedroom is.

Caught A Koo Koo 1987

directed by Owen Curnoe 

An order is received and carried out.

ANTHROPOMORPHICS

punch out 1990

video by Mark Favro & Owen Curnoe

music by Owen Curnoe, Chaz Vincent 

& Mark Favro

ANTHROPOMORPHICS

throw the switch 1992

video by Owen Curnoe

music by Owen Curnoe, Mark Favro 

& Galen Curnoe

Clown Face 1993

written & directed by Mark Favro.

Made with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

A dark seedy story about a Father and Sons.

Welcome To Forever 1994

directed by Owen Curnoe 

written by Owen Curnoe, Galen Curnoe & Mark Favro.

A bit of John Woo style in this short action film.

BAKU - new world monkeys 

2000

video by Owen Curnoe & Mark Favro

music by Owen Curnoe, Warren Pratten 

& Mark Favro

BAKU - things in themselves 

2002

video by Owen Curnoe & Mark Favro

music by Owen Curnoe, Warren Pratten 

& Mark Favro

Name with no Sound - disc type aircraft 2009

video by Mark Favro

music by Warren Pratten & Mark Favro

Name with no Sound - tumbleweed 

2012

video by Mark Favro

music by Warren Pratten & Mark Favro

Mark Favro Feb 11, 2014 composition

Me playing Animoog app on my iPad.

Luddites moon song 2015

video by Mark Favro music by Luddites

Stan Ridgway walking’ home alone 

2016

video by Mark Favro

music by Stan Ridgway

Stan allowed me to make this and gave me positive and helpful tips while working on it.

Nash The Slash music in a particular vein 2016

video by Mark Favro

music by Nash The Slash

I’ve been a a fan of Nash The Slash since I was 13. 

He was the one that got me into music.

Since his death I felt I wanted to make some sort of video.

animation

some super8 stuff  - 1980/1981

Video

art