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.
Words is a re-introduction, and aural celebration of hip-hop’s most influential MC. Inspired by the vinyls that birthed the art form, the film is a portrait of two sides of an artist (A & B) and the streets and city he inspired. Two of his verses have been remixed … the words will never change.
directed by: matt bieler
produced by: ben feigin, matthew kemp, rakim allah, matt bieler
music by: chris newlin
additional programming by: dane leon
edited by: matt bieler, aidan haley
photographed by: matt bieler, scott forte
music mixed by: danny cocke
final mix by: tom paolantonio
color timing by: santiago padilla
titles by: mike moss
smoke by: david hernandez
words by: rakim
production company: serial pictures / anonymous content
Main titles for the creative Brighton, UK Festival Reasons to be Creative.
The titles presents all the speakers from the event.
Creative director : Julien Vallée
Art director : Eve Duhamel
Assistant art director : Olivier Charland
Post-production : The Workshop
Flame artist : Mathieu Arvisais
D.P. : Julien Boivin-Coutu
D.P. on piano and lamp scenes : Simon Duhamel
Additional composition : Pierre-Olivier Nantel
Music : Like Elliot Did
Sound design : Andy Pobleto
Intern : Loïse Desjardins-Petrone
Thanks to : John Davey, Robocut studio, Monastiraki, Atelier B