Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it. A step-by-step account of the process was featured in Smith Journal volume six. Find out more about the project: http://bit.ly/10eWkuF Learn more about Smith: http://bit.ly/sDgUHh
Presented by Smith Journal, a quarterly Australian magazine for guys (smithjournal.com.au)
A film by Commoner (vimeo.com/commonerfilms)
Music by Ben Yardley
*If you have the means, enjoy this video with headphones*
Tanner Goods is a small leather goods manufacturer located in Portland, Oregon. They work hard to manage multiple storefronts and offer a wide range of hand crafted leather accessories. They thrive on their attention to detail and appreciation for top quality products. In the future they plan to expand their product line to include non-leather goods such as eyewear and time pieces, while maintaining their strong roots in simplicity and utilitarian product design. You can purchase their products online at:
1308 W. Burnside
Portland, Ore. 97209
This video serves as a documentation of craft that I have long been interested in as a Graphic Designer, and someone who appreciates hand made goods. It is wonderful to see a company that thrives in the "small batch" business model, and I hope they continue to make good things for a long time coming. The process of making something as simple as a belt can remind us of the roots of what this country was founded on: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Craftsmanship. Hope you enjoy it!
Special Thanks to:
Tanner Goods - (Thanks for the interview Sam)
Alex Toyoshima - (The guy making the belt) - Without you, this wouldn't have happened, so thanks for being so patient and letting me poke around with my camera. || alextoyoshima.com
Alex R. Taylor - (Audio) || alexrtaylor.com
Aaron Rayburn - cargocollective.com/rayburn
His thoughtful process, evident even in brewing a cup of coffee.
His easy manner, even with those stressed toward production.
His commitment to excellence, apparent in every detailed drawing, adjusted structure, selected fabric.