Directed, Shot & Cut by: Alexandros Hadjicostas
Craftsmen turners have provided articles of use and decoration in many parts of the world for well over two thousand years. Although there are many possibilities for variation, the turning process, in essence, involves the rotation of a firmly held piece of wood (or bone, metal, stone etc.) and working its available surfaces with cutting tools.
The machine which accommodates these three actions, holding, rotating and cutting, is the lathe. The cutting tools may be hand-held or clamped in special frames that can be controlled mechanically, the method usually adopted by the metal turner. This film is a small glimpse in the life of such men... The Master Metal Turners!!
I used the 5D Mark II. Edited on Adobe Premiere CS5 & Colour correcting done in Adobe After Effects CS5.
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Lens: Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 & Canon 28mm -70mm 1:2.8L USM
Details: 24fps at 1/50
Creation Date: 15.6.2010
Thank you to the brothers George & Charalambos Charalambous. The last of a rare breed of master metal turners.
For more info: alexandrosh.com