made by hand

How To Make A Book.

Most of us don’t really think about what goes into making a book when we pick one up. The beautifully shot and edited video below shows in exquisite detail the art of making a book by hand. This video has such a nice look to it, and it really let’s you appreciate the craftsmanship of something made by hand.


Portrait of a Letterpress Printer.

This put a smile on my face for a number of reasons. First off it is a really nice documentary short. Beautiful cinematography and editing. Solid story line and an interesting character. An insight into the wisdom that one gets from years of creativity. And then there is the portion of the film, where Mr. William Amer comes full circle to rediscover his passion and spread it to others. Love this little film. Great work from

Made by Hand 3, “The Bee Keeper”.

I’m not sure how I missed this but the third installment of “Made by Hand” dropped the other day. Once again we have a stunning short film from the Bureau of Common Goods about things we collect, consume, use, and share. These folks nail it every time with amazing cinematography, editing, post work, and story telling.

Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path.”

director-producer KEEF
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
title design MANDY BROWN
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER

A new Film from Made by Hand. “The Knife Maker”

Each new Vimeo short from the “Made by Hand” crew just blows me away. The look is absolutely fantastic, and the quality of the finished product is outstanding. The second film in the series “The Knife Maker” not only has a really solid narrative, but the look,editing, post production, music, and audio come together to really sell this.

Do yourself a favor and watch this full screen on Vimeo if you get a chance.

Serious hat tip to, director-producers KEEF, and JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI, editor-composer MATT SHAPIRO, music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG, sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT, re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY, assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER, gaffer ADAM ORELLANA, and title designer MANDY BROWN.