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  1. Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike's work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one's craft can lead to unique end results.

    To find out more about Mike and his work visit fritondesign.com or @mikefriton.

    DIRECTOR: Tristan Stoch
    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Grasso
    SOUND: David Panton

    MUSIC BY KEVIN MACLEOD

    # vimeo.com/59379393 Uploaded 152K Plays / / 79 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

    This film captures the 'Behind The Scenes' creation of the 'Born & Raised' and 'Queen of California' artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.

    Music by John Mayer johnmayer.com
    A Film by Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk
    Featuring David A. Smith davidadriansmith.com
    Special Thanks to Sony Music and Columbia Records

    To watch David's original documentary, vimeo.com/14985356

    # vimeo.com/60647216 Uploaded 347K Plays / / 246 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. 2013
    "Katachi" means "shape".
    The video is made with approx. 2000 silhouettes extracted from PVC plates using computer-controlled cutter.
    Making of: kijekadamski.blogspot.com/2013/03/making-of-katachi.html

    Director, Concept, Animation - Kijek/Adamski
    Production - Katarzyna Rup / Ab Film Production
    Cast - Artur Cetnarowski
    Gaffer - Heliograf, Blitz
    Studio set - PlumArt Marcin "Śliwa" Śliwiński, Arek Szot, Joanna Kijek
    PVC cutting - Dawid Krzyżanowski/ My-Art myart.com.pl
    Thanks - Studio Las, Paweł Reyman

    shugotokumaru.com
    facebook.com/shugotokumaru

    # vimeo.com/58022280 Uploaded 589K Plays / / 178 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. An experimental film in which we where curious about the forms and shapes food makes when you flatten them.
    After that we composited different parts of the video and each gave them a separate time span so we could edit on the music.

    We are open for suggestions for screenings on festival, exhibitions, museums or other publications.

    2012, June 28 – HKU Mediale- First price( jury award) – Hilversum, Netherlands

    Concept & Visuals : Hugo de Kok & Kay van Vree
    Music : Ivo van Dijk & Sophie Ansems

    # vimeo.com/43272142 Uploaded 183K Plays / / 51 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

    Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.

    View the photo gallery here: dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-SHOEMAKER/thumbs/

    Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.

    # vimeo.com/62731783 Uploaded 202K Plays / / 149 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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