Danny Novak — The Intersection of Cinema & Punk

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His band, the SPORES, clawed their way through the music scene in 1983, during the second generation punk movement in Vancouver. Novak, along with his bandmates created furious yet melodic singles that were compared to the likes of other local punk bands, the DAMNED and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS. The Spores had a rabid following that allowed them to have near constant sold out shows. Using his skill set as a cinematographer, Danny created music videos for the band which allowed him to gain professional practice experience while starting to apply his cinematography education and use his band as a platform for protest with songs such as “Meat By-Product,” and “Up the Boss”. During this time, Novak created music videos for other local bands as well.

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