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Super 8 Filmmaker John Porter, Toronto, Canada

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JOHN'S 300 FILMS since 1968

including:
Canoe Trip (1971, super 8, silent, 16 minutes)
John's 2nd super 8 film, and his 1st in 3 years,
lost for 37 years, never shown, found in 2008!

John, 2 cousins and a friend, in 2 canoes on a 3-week trip
up the Missinnaibi River to Moosonee in Northern Ontario.

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY (reverse chronology)
2014 - 2008-2011 - 2005-2007 - 2004 - 2003 - 1999-2002 - 1994-1998
1992-1993 - 1986-1990 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980
1979 - 1978 - 1977 - 1976 - 1975 - 1974 - 1972-1973 - 1968-1971

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Super 8 and silent, unless stated otherwise.

2014

Spadina Circle (2014, 8 minutes, silent) and John's T-shirts (2014, 2 minutes, silent)
both
premiered last Sunday night at CineCycle"s Open Screening in Toronto!

the8fest (2014, 7 minutes, silent) premiered in 2014
at Pleasure Dome's annual Open Screening in Toronto.

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2008-2011

Light Sleeper (2011, 3.5 minutes, silent) Premiered in 2012 at the AGO in Toronto.

Toy Catalogue (2010, 40 min., sound on film) John"s last rolls of Kodachrome sound film.
Commissioned by, and premiered in part at, the 8 fest 2011 in Toronto, all-ages matinee!

Light Sleeper (2010, 3.5 minutes, silent) Premiered at the 2010 Images Festival in Toronto.

the 8 fest 2010 Trailer (2009/2010, 2 minutes, silent) Commissioned by the 8 fest 2010.

Down on Me (1980/2010, loop installation, 30 seconds, silent) Exhibited at the 8 fest 2010.

Oliver Plunkett Road, Dún Laoghaire (2008, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Roller Derby (2008, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Kinnitty Wedding (2008, 4 minutes, silent)

Ice Cycling (2008, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, 1967 (2008, 3 minutes, silent)

Remember Rings (2000-2008, 90 min, a series of 20-30 film performances in "surround super 8")

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2005-2007

Bowling in Manitouwadge (2007, 7 minutes, silent)

Sight Cafe (2007, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Europe Tour (2007, 24 minutes, silent)

Holiday Train ( 2006, 3.5 minutes, silent)

Beauty: Film, Death. (2006, variable length, film performance)

Bliss is Over! (2006, 5.5 minutes, live narration)

Christmas Toy Lights Me (2006, 3 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

East Coast Kodachrome (2005, 23 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Sackville Cycle Route (2002/2005, 6 minutes, super 8, silent)

St. James Trinity (2003/2005, 8 minutes, super 8, live narration)

The Way of the Cross (2004/2005, 6 minutes, super 8, silent)

Toy Catalogue 2005 (2005, 3.5 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Behar Homes History, Part 1 (2005, 3 minutes, super 8, live narration)

City Hall Fire (2005, 3.5 minutes, silent, 2 versions) - in John's "Top 25"

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2004

Night Santa Parade (2004, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Santa Claus Parade 2004 (2004, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Shannon's 100 People (2004, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Varsity Stadium (2002/2004, 6 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Baseball at Christie Pits (2001/2004, 6 minutes, super 8, silent)

Film Farm Party (2004, 7 minutes, super 8, silent)

Trouble in Toronto (2004, 5.5 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Town Hall Movie (2004, 3 minutes, super 8, silent, 3 versions, double projection)

Railroad under L.I.F.T. (2004, 7 minutes, super 8, wild sound)

Railroad under L.I.F.T. (2004, 8 minutes, 8mm, wild sound)

Ben's Friends (2004, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

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2003

Festival of Lights (2003-2004, 6 minutes, super 8, silent)

Family Reunion (2003, 12 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Central Technical School (2003/2005, 5 minutes, super 8, 16mm, live narration, 2 versions)

P.E.I. Fun Park (2003, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Toy Catalogue: Money (2003, 3 minutes, super 8, live narration)

In the Gutter 2003 (2003, 3.5 minutes, super 8, black & white, wild sound)

Joe's Hockey (2003, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

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1999-2002

Cycling Struts (2002, 3.5 minutes, super 8, silent, b&w)

Phil's Film Farm (2002, 11 minutes, 16mm, silent)

Remedy (2002, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Bliss is This! (2001, 4.5 minutes, super 8, live narration)

The Porters of Claireville (1998/2000, 5 minutes, super 8, sound on film)

In the Gutter (2000, 3.5 minutes, super 8, colour, wild sound) - in John's "Top 25"

(Famous Five Second) Faces (2000, 3 minutes, super 8, live narration)

Flaws 1 & 2 (1999, 3 minutes, super 8, silent)

Scott's Scanning (1999, 3 minutes, super 8, silent, film performance)

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1994-1998

Blade Sharpener (1998, 3.5 minutes, super 8, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Scanning 6 (1998, 3.5 minutes, super 8, film performance)

Toy Catalogue 4 (1998, 10 minutes, sound on film)

Mike's Barber Shop (1998, 7 minutes, sound on film)

Anthony in Long Branch (1998, 3.5 minutes, sound on film)

Rose's Playhouse (1996, 13 minutes, wild sound)

Toy Catalogue 3 (1996, 60 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

222 Loop (1995, 1 minute)

On the Street Where She Lived (1995, 3.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Jewison, Superstar (1995, 4.5 minutes, sound on film)

The List of Bicycle Messenger (1994, 4 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

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1992-1993

Symptom Hall Shadow Play (1993, 5 minutes, shadow play performance)

Vac/All (1993, 3.5 minutes, film performance, sound on film)

Thomas Highway (1993, 3.5 minutes, sound on film)

Magic Lantern Cycle (1993, light performance)

3 Speed Gear (1993, 3.5 minutes, live sound)

Oh, My Heart (1992, 3.5 minutes, film performance, wild sound)

Carousel Cycle (1992, photo construction)

CineCycle (1992, 5 minutes, film performance)

Shovelling Snow (1992, 3.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

The Secret of the Lost Tunnel (1992, 3.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Pleading Art (1989/92, 3.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

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1986-1990

Fifth Column Films
(1983-1990, 50 minutes, series of 20 films for live music, co-produced with the band Fifth Column)

Picture Pitcher (1989, 4 minutes, sound on film)

Toy Catalogue 2 (1987/89, 15 minutes, sound on film)

Calendar Girl (1981-88, 3.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Toronto Homes (1987, 9 minutes, sound on film)

Kauffmann Christmas (1987, 7 minutes, wild sound)

On the Waterfront (1986, 15 minutes)

Ellen's Cottage (1986, 9 minutes, sound on film)

A Trip Around Toronto Harbour (1986, 3.5 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

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1985

Marathon Run (1985, 3.5 minutes)

Seven Year Itch at The Funnel (1985, 7 minutes, sound on film)

Dot's Cottage (1985, 3.5 minutes)

Urban Underground (1985, 10 minutes, sound on film)

Hamilton Homes (1985, 9 minutes, sound on film)

Uncensored Movies (1985, 60 minutes, film performance)

Daily Double Dick Van Dykes (1985, 4 minutes, triple projection film performance, sound on film)

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1984

Variety Lights (1984, 4 minutes)

Window Water Bobby Moving (1984, 3.5 minutes, wild sound)

My Trip to Sudbury (1984, 23 minutes, sound on film)

Trampoline Festival (1984, 7 minutes)

Fashion Show 4 (1984, 4 minutes)

Fireworks 1984 (1984, 3.5 minutes)

Ghost Goes Gear (1984, 3.5 minutes, sound on film)

Dave Anderson at YYZ (1984, 3.5 minutes)

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1983

Family Portrait (1983, 7 minutes, sound on film)

Way to Go Argos (1983, 3.5 minutes)

ChromaLiving (1983, 7 minutes)

Attack of the UFO (1983, 16mm loop, 1 minute)

Scanning 5 (1983, 3.5 minutes, film performance) - in John's "Top 25"

Hot Rod Truck Pull (1983, 7 minutes)

Cycle Circle (1983, 7 minutes)

Beach Party (1983, 15 minutes)

Hallowe'en's Kittens (1983, 13 minutes, sound on film)

Shootout with Rebecca (1983, 3.5 minutes, film performance, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Scanning 4 (1983, 3.5 minutes, film performance)

Drawing Group (1983, 5 minutes)

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1982

Martha's Balloon Ride (1982, 6 minutes)

Christmas (1982, 15 minutes)

Famous Scenes from Funnel Films (1982, 3.5 minutes, sound on film)

Slow Dancing with Guy Fox (1982, 7 minutes, light performance)

Collaboration Mural (1982, 3.5 minutes)

Funnel Benefit (1982, 5 minutes, sound on film)

Rock Jam (1978/1982, 13 minutes)

Scanning 3 (1982, 3.5 minutes, b & w, film performance)

Scanning 2 (1982, 3.5 minutes, sound on film, film performance)

Fifth Column (1982, 7 minutes, sound on film)

Exams (1982, 3.5 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Tour of a Cat House (1982, 6 minutes, sound on film)

Ross' Film Class (1982, 3.5 minutes)

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1981

The Funnel on TV (1981, 10 minutes, sound on film)

Greg and Guitar (1981, 3.5 minutes)

Devo (1981, 2 minutes)

My Trip to Europe (1981, 37 minutes, wild sound)

TV People (1981, 2 minutes, sound on film)

Tom's Trampoline (1981, 1 minute)

Tom's Weekend (1981, 3.5 minutes)

Royal Wedding (1981, 17 minutes, sound on film)

Moon Eclipse (1981, 3.5 minutes)

Drive-In Movies (1981, 7 minutes)

Harbinger (1981, 7 minutes, sound on film)

Fashion Show 3 (1981, 7 minutes)

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Soarin' (1981, 2 min)

Scanning 1 (1981, 3.5 minutes, film performance)

Bicycle (1981, 3.5 min)

Down on Me (1980/81, 4 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Swinging (1981, 2 min)

Toy Catalogue 1 (1981, 5 min, sound on film)

Head-dancing (1981, 2 min)

Headbanging (1981, 3.5 min, film performance, sound on film)

Cinefuge 4 & 5 (1980/81, 4.5 minutes, sound on film) - in John's "Top 25"

Scenic Elevator (1981, 2 min)

Revolving Restaurant (1981, 3.5 minutes, film performance) - in John's "Top 25"

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1980

Animal in Motion (1980, 1 min, 16mm and super 8, film performance, sound on film) - "Top 25"

Post Office (1980, 3.5 min)

For John (1980, 3.5 min, wild sound)

Al & Ette Wedding (1980, 30 min, sound on film)

Foldes at Al's Stag (1980, 3.5 min, sound on film)

Chuck (1980, 3.5 min)

Passover 2 (1980, 5 min)

Passover 1 (1980, 7 min)

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Eedie Swinging (1980, 2 min)

Party (1980, 2 min)

Goal Slow (1980, 3.5 min)

Gail Swinging (1980, 3.5 min)

Firefly (1980, 3.5 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Dream Factory (1980, 7 min)

Parachute (1980, 3.5 min)

Lydia Lunch & Harbinger (1980, 3.5 min)

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1979

Dave Anderson (1979, 2 min)

Angel Baby (1979, 2 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Amusement Park (1978/79, 6 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Funnel Audience (1979, 7 min)

Stock Exchange (1979, 2 min)

Ice Follies (1979, 3.5 min)

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1978

Studio Circling (1978, 2 min)

Post Office (1978, 3.5 min)

Son of Funnel (1978, 3.5 min)

Funnel Footage (1978, 3.5 min)

Santa Claus Parade (1978, 3.5 min)

Window Toys (1978, 2 min)

Days (1978, 2 min)

Bubbles (1978, 3.5 min)

Eedie's "30 X 12" (1978, 3.5 min)

Labour Day Parade (1978, 3.5 min)

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Musical Ride (1978, 1 min)

Warriors Day Parade (1978, 3.5 min)

Tartan Tattoo (1978, 4 min)

Caribana Parade (1978, 3.5 min)

Police Games (1978, 2 min)

Drum & Bugle Corps (1978, 7 min)

Orange Parade (1978, 2 min)

Canada Day Parade (1978, 2 min)

Scarborough Parade (1978, 3.5 min)

Band Spectacular (1978, 7 min)

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Fireworks (1978, 2 min)

Window Cleaning (1978, 3.5 min)

C.U.F.F. Festival (1978, 2 min)

Highland Games (1978, 3.5 min)

May Parades (1978, 1.5 min)

Studio Shots (1978, 3.5 min)

Seagulls (1978, 3.5 min)

Clouds (1978, 2 min)

Time-lapse Dance (1978, 2 min)

Studio Self Portrait (1978, 3.5 min)

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Highlanders Ball (1978, 1 min)

Bay Street (1978, 3.5 min)

O-Leo Jumping (1978, 6 min)

Shriners Circus (1978, 8 min)

Elements Concert (1978, 6 min, sound on film)

Owen Sound Tour (1978, 13 min)

Fashion Show 2 (1978, 3.5 min)

Fashion Show 1 (1978, 5.5 min)

Fashion Show Reject (1978, 3.5 min)

Square Dance (1978, 7 min)

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1977

Family Christmas (1977, 3.5 min)

Watching TV (1977, 3.5 min)

Santa Claus Parade (1977, 3.5 min)

Amusement Park Rides (1977, 7 min)

Cinefuge 3 (1977, 7 minutes)

Queen's Tattoo (1977, 3.5 min)

High School Mosaic (1977, 4 min)

Moscow Circus (1977, 4 min)

Circus Rehearsal (1977, 3.5 min)

Wings (1977, 2 min)

Hallowe'en Ball (1977, 1 min)

Landscape (1977, 1 minute, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

O-Leo and Huck (1977, 3.5 min)

Mother and Child (1977, 2 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

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Adelaide & Parliament (1977, 3.5 min)

Sam Smart Day (1977, 3.5 min)

Yonge Street (1977, 3.5 min)

Roof Views (1977, 7 min)

Queen Street (1977, 3.5 min)

Streetcar (1977, 3.5 min)

Leaving 107 King Street E. (1977, 3.5 min)

The Dishes (1977, 3.5 min)

Wedding Reception (1977, 3.5 min)

Eedie (1977, 1 min)

New York Apartment (1977, 3.5 min)

Cinefuge 2 (1977, 3.5 minutes)

Around the Corner (1977, 3.5 min)

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1976

Santa Claus Parade (1976, 2 versions: 6 minutes and 4.5 minutes, silent) - in John's "Top 25"

Jensen & Walker (1976, 5 min)

St. Lawrence Market (1976, 5 min)

Passing Streetcars (1976, 3.5 min)

Hockey (1976, 3.5 min)

Cycles (1976, 3.5 min)

Waiting (1976, 13 min)

O-Leo and I (1976, 3.5 min)

Two Women (1976, 2 min)

Juna and I (1976, 2 min)

A Day at Home (1976, 3.5 min)

Fog Rising (1976, 1 min)

60 Winchester St. (1976, 3.5 min)

Paulette (1976, 3.5 min)

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1975

Santa Claus Parade 1975 (1975, 13 min)

Eedie, Al and Larry (1975, 13 min)

Juna vs Joshua (1975, 2 min)

Cabbagetown (1975, 3.5 min)

Cabbagetown Festival (1975, 3.5 min)

Bruce's Sound Test (1975, 3.5 min, double-system sync sound)

Winchester Hotel Day (1975, 3.5 min)

Power Shovel (1975, 7 min)

Pole Painting (1975, 4 min)

Passers-by Balcony (1975, 3.5 min)

CN Tower (1975, 2 min)

Eedie's TD Show (1975, 5 min)

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1974

Santa Claus Parade 1974 (1974, 10 min, super 8)

Cinefuge 1 (1974, 3.5 minutes, super 8)

Soap Box Derby (1974, 20 min, super 8)

Bus Route (1974, 14 min, super 8)

Baseball (1974, 53 min, super 8)

Blues Festival (1974, 3.5 min, super 8)

Al's Rock Group (1974, 10 min, super 8)

Odds & Ends (1974, 20 min, super 8)

Independent Filmmaking (1974, 16mm, 2.5 min, double-system or live sound)

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1972-1973

Cube Rotation (1973, 16mm, 2.5 min)

Greg Backwards (1973, 16mm, 2.5 min)

Gee, This is an Exciting School. I Hope Someday to be a Famous Movie Director!
(1972, 30 min, 16mm film & 35mm slides, 3-screen projection, double-system sync sound)

Morning Sounds (1972, 2 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Singing Om (1972, 2 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Pirouette (1972, 2.5 min, 16mm, sound on film)

Racoon & Crowd (1972, 3.5 min, 8mm)

Toronto Rock Groups (1972, 17 min, super 8)

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1968-1971

Canoe Trip (1971, 16 minutes, super 8)
John's second super 8 film, his first in 3 years! Lost for 37 years, and never shown! Discovered in 2008! John, two cousins and a friend, in two canoes on a three-week trip up the Missinnaibi River to Moosonee in Northern Ontario.

Selected Student Films Made at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto

Independent Filmmaker (1974, 2 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound or live narration)

Gee This is an Exciting School! Some Day I Hope to Be a Famous Movie Director
(1973, 2.5 min, 16mm, 35mm slides, triple projection with double-system sync sound)

Pirouette (1972, 2.5 min, 16mm, sound)

Singing Om (1972, 2.5 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Morning Sounds (1972, 2.5 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Keep on Dancing (1971, 2.5 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Streetcar (1971, 2.5 min, 16mm)

Tobogganing (1971, 2.5 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Belt Line (1970, 2.5 min, 16mm, wild sound)

Albatross (1970, 2.5 min, 16mm, double-system sync sound)

Park in the City (1970, 2.5 min, 16mm, 2-screen projection. wild sound)

Exercise (1969, 1 min, 16mm)

Subway Station (1969, 2 min, 16mm)

Home (1969, 2.5 min, 16mm)

John's First Film, Made with a Rented Camera

Sandbox (1968, 3.5 minutes, super 8)

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John's Upcoming Shows - 100 Solo Shows - Top 25 Films - Recent Films - Biography

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