Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley follow photographer Sarah Sudhoff as she works on her series titled At the Hour of Our Death. In the series Sudhoff creates large-scale color photographs of stained fabrics from trauma scenes and discusses the invisibility of death in our culture. Learn more about the artist at SarahSudhoff.com. Learn more about the filmmakers at WalleyFilms.com.
For over 30 years, Joe Elliott has forged fine ironwork by hand from his shops in Central Oregon. A true craftsman, he is a master blacksmith—one of the few remaining who practice this ancient trade.
The first in a new film series exploring the work of skilled craftsmen who leave their mark in what they make by hand. See the entire series at danner.com.
_production, direction & edit: Alex Hamlin @ transparentstudios.com
_videography: Tadd Myers @ taddmyers.com
_sweetening: Digital One @ digone.com
Shot on a 5d MkII on location at Dry Canyon Forge, Joe Elliott's Bend, Oregon shop. Audio recorded at Tim Underwood Productions in Bend, Oregon. Edited in Final Cut by Transparent Studios.
Thanks to Tadd for great work on the photography; Haven and Bryan at Danner for greenlighting the concept; and to Joe for letting us spend a day in his amazing shop, watching him play with iron. Those big hammers are no joke.