1. From its origins just across the Allegheny River in Tidioute, PA, in the late 1800s, to its present-day manufacturing plant in Olean, NY, KA-BAR has consistently made some of the best hunting, survival and sporting knives in the world. The KA-BAR name became famous during WWII when its Fighting Utility Knife became standard issue for Marines shipping out to the South Pacific; the knife’s performance in the battle for Guadalcanal cemented the legacy of KA-BAR.

    The company may be more than a century old, but its emerging marketing philosophy is (if you’ll forgive the pun) cutting edge: No more old media, just badass branded entertainment for the Web.

    Enter Common Machine. KA-BAR asked us for an overview video that touched on the brand’s 100-plus-year history, its commitment to making high quality knives here in the USA and the range of knives in its product line.

    We’re proud to present what has become known within the company as “Episode One.”

    We think it’s right on point.

    ka-bar.com
    commonmachine.com

    Produced and Directed by: Brett O'Bourke
    Shot and Edited by: Jorge Rubiera
    Music: Jorge Rubiera, Max Johnston, Edward Adamas

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  2. Independent surfboard designer Eric Arakawa reflects on finding the path and passion that unintentionally led him to become a world renowned surfboard craftsman.

    In this short form profile, Skylar Nielsen interviews Eric Arakawa for the third exploration of our PROFESSIONal series. Shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, Eric gives a candid account of the people who both inspired and guided him. From the novice fabrication of his first board, to shaping the late Andy Irons last custom job, Eric shares his hope to pass his knowledge on to his young employees and those around him.

    An exciting project for the entire VBF crew to have the opportunity to capture the essence of Eric's inspiration.

    Aloha and Mahalo

    Production Company: Vita Brevis Films
    Directed by: Skylar Nielsen
    Cinematography: Lance Clayton & Mike Hall
    Title Design: Mike Hall

    Music:
    Junip - Official
    XX - Intro
    TWDY - The Mighty Rio Grande
    M83 - Wait
    Lower Dens - I Get Nervous
    Feist - The Bad In Each Other

    EricArakawa.com
    VitaBrevisFilms.com

    # vimeo.com/32592977 Uploaded 90.9K Plays 46 Comments
  3. Oak Street Bootmakers - Designed in Chicago, handmade in Maine.

    LEGACY

    The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers founder and designer George Vlagos apprenticed at his father’s shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age. Today, George seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes.

    CRAFTSMANSHIP

    All Oak Street shoes and boots are handcrafted in the USA by shoemakers with over 20 years of experience. The highest standards of production are employed to yield shoes that are as durable as they are comfortable. Each pair makes use of replaceable outsoles, a feature normally reserved for formal footwear, to ensure a lifetime of wear.

    QUALITY

    Oak Street shoes and boots are constructed from renowned Horween Chromexcel leather. Chromexcel undergoes 89 separate processes taking 28 days and utilizing all five floors of the Horween facility in Chicago. Over the past 100 years very little has changed in the formula. Food-grade beef tallow, cosmetic-grade beeswax, marine oil, chrome salts, tree bark extracts, and naturally occurring pigments are combined. The mixture is then applied using heat, steam pressure, the hands of craftsmen and time. This ultimately yields the soft, supple and durable leather that is used for your shoes or boots.

    Client - Oak Street Bootmakers
    Agency - Common Machine Prod.
    Produced and Directed by Brett O'Bourke
    DP/Steadicam - Richard Patterson
    Editor - Jorge Rubiera
    Music - "Birds Fly South" by Jeff Zentner

    oakstreetbootmakers.com/

    commonmachine.com/

    hammerandrush.com/

    # vimeo.com/36446019 Uploaded 88.2K Plays 13 Comments
  4. What started as a creative outlet for Jeff Sheldon to design products that fit his taste, quickly grew into a full-blown design brand and family business. Jeff’s approach to Ugmonk focuses on producing small batches of quality products with a simple design aesthetic and intense attention to detail.

    In this video Jeff discusses the Ugmonk’s roots & his approach to building the brand.

    shop.ugmonk.com

    Sign up to be the first to know when we release new Ugmonk products: ugmonk.com/newsletter

    (Big thanks to Eli Odegaard for nailing the shoot and edit!)
    Shot on a Red Scarlet and Canon 5D Mark III
    Music by Lowercase Noises

    # vimeo.com/72791445 Uploaded 87.6K Plays 22 Comments
  5. *WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD, DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014.
    http://festival.dcshorts.com/best-of-dc-shorts/

    OFFICIAL SELECTION, WATER SHORTS, EUROPEAN MUSEUM NIGHT, SANTA MARTA LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM CASCAIS 2016
    OFFICIAL SELECTION PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    OFFICIAL SELECTION BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    OFFICIAL SELECTION KINSALE SHARK AWARDS 2015

    A Lookout Series story

    34 degrees 24 minutes 19 seconds South,

    53 degrees, 46 minutes 40 seconds West.

    Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in Cabo Polonio, a remote cape in a stretch of Uruguayan coastline rich in shipwrecks and sunken treasures.

    Cabo Polonio’s light has been guiding ships since 1881, and Da Costa is the latest in a long line of watchmen who have operated the tower with care and attention. He leads an unassuming life, the tranquility of the almost intact landscape keeping him company. Serenity and silence merge with the daily tasks and chores he carries out. Da Costa represents a rare profession that still survives in a few countries.

    Take some time to appreciate a gentle and enlightening way of life, for once it is gone, it will be missed.

    *Music by Volt Heist: http://www.voltheist.com

    # vimeo.com/56804197 Uploaded 86.6K Plays 52 Comments

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