1. As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword.

    Read the Etsy blog post: etsy.me/theswordmaker.

    Music by:
    MONO
    monoishere.com
    Courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd.
    temporaryresidence.com

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  2. The setting was already intriguing. A Greek from Pontus, living in Athens is a luthier of some of the best Spanish guitars. His name is Vassilis and he is not only an accomplished luthier but also a charming human. We spend 3 days with him in his small and packed lab in Athens, where we learned a lot, laughed a lot and in general had a great time. The end result combined with the music of Edstard left everyone more than satisfied.

    Directed & VFX - Spiros Rasidakis, Dimitris Ladopoulos
    Director of photography - Nikos Mexis
    Editing - Yiannis Kostavaras
    Sound design - Nikos Tsines
    Guitarist & composer - Edsart Udo De Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
    Guitar maker - Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com
    Software - After Effects, FilmConvert

    Visit film page deepgreensea.net/projects/alma-flamenca.html

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    Pedazos de madera, amor, esmero, celo, conocimiento y 299 horas de trabajo, concentradas en una película de algo más de 3 minutos.

    La serie “The Art of Making” pretende mostrar y promocionar a gente de nuestros días que, superando el fatalismo y el pesimismo del espíritu contemporáneo, se atreven, con pasión e imaginación, a seguir soñando y creando. Estos amantes del conocimiento y de la emoción, intentan combinar la organización y la precisión de la ciencia con la elegancia, la sutileza y el ingenio del arte. Su oferta es de un valor incalculable y se lo agradecemos profundamente.

    Dirección y VFX: Spiros Rasidakis y Dimitris Ladópoulos
    Dirección de fotografía: Níkos Mexis
    Edición: Yiannis Kostavaras
    Diseño Acústico: Nikos Tsines
    Guitarrista y compositor: Edsart Udo de Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
    Constructor de guitarras, luthier: Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com

    Visite el sitio oficial en deepgreensea.net/projects/alma-flamenca.html

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  3. The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast. They share a fiercely independent spirit, leaping into the unknown and trusting that they’ll find the answer through endurance and dedication to their craft.

    They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike.

    The Mast Brothers are now planning to navigate the mighty Atlantic, sailing to the Dominican Republic in search of beans and a deeper connection with the folks who grow them. Before they begin the next chapter, The Scout spent time with Rick and Michael documenting their story.

    Visit http://www.thescoutmag.com

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  4. We visited Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. in late 2010 and kick started this year with a feature on the wood sculptor based in Kingston, New York. Our experience with him was so profound that we knew we had to pay another visit. This time, to document his story as part of our series. The result is nothing like we've ever done. This film gives little background on who Josh Vogel is, read our feature for more details. Instead it explores the idea that turning wood is a reductive process that in essence is a step back in time. As the wood loses a layer, the years are taken away. This abstract idea is a constant that Josh is very aware whenever his chisel touches the bark and steady peels away the rings of time. http://www.thescoutmag.com

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  5. Made in Brooklyn
    Episode 2: The Watchmaker
    David Sokosh

    Directed by Dustin Cohen
    Edited by Michael Hurley

    View the photo essay here:
    dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-WATCHMAKER/thumbs/

    Watch all of the Made in Brooklyn films here:
    Made in Brooklyn

    Learn more about Brooklyn Watches and David Sokosh:
    davidsokosh.com/

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