Kai put me on the spot. Twice! She asked me to speak at the reception dinner (I politely agreed), and the post wedding party (I drunkenly agreed).
So this will be perhaps, in a long history of firsts from us, the only time you see the wedding videographer make a speech during dinner! Hear! Hear!
The wedding, although set in a familiar place, was most uncommon.
The day started with a hearty breakfast in Real Coffee, with the entourage and vendors swapping stories and sharing the marmalade. The couple went to Mandala for a spa treatment and everybody broke for lunch.
Up to this point, the thirty or so guests were still clueless as to what will indeed happen. But they were given clues...
"When you hear Bono sing, it's time to sit down"
So when the first bars of All I Want is You played by the shore, the ceremony commenced. Brief, emotional, powerful. And yup, they winged it!
Cocktails were served at the Tides roofdeck before they had to rendezvous at True Food for dinner. The event was much of an adventure as it was a wedding.
It was capped with drinks and firedanceers at the Sand Bar. Whew! What a day! Share it with us through this piece...
Sidenote from the Sidebar: This video was premiered at their post wedding party. It was much expected and built up and the pressure was killing me. (only because half of the people were already inebriated). But everything was a smashing success! (I myself was smashed!).
Oi! I haven't had that much fun since my birthday.
'Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.
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.
*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:
Or find them in person here:
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
Music By: Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
In what is quickly becoming an annual tradition, we worked with independent artists in Berkeley, CA; Austin, TX; and Brooklyn, NY, to create five posters centered around the theme of Independence.
Here, Brooklyn native Jon Contino uses a combination of screen-printing, watercolor and hand-drawn typography to create the art for the Jack Daniel's Independence Day campaign. The finished work was later photographed to create the art for print ads, posters and large-scale outdoor murals.
The poster reads: "CRAFT. THE HANDMADE. THE SWEAT. FOLLOWED BY THE TEARS. WHERE THE DEVIL AND DETAIL RUN SIDE BY SIDE. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IS PRIDE. WHERE NOTHING IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED AND QUALITY IS KING. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CRAFT? THANKFULLY, NOTHING."
Client: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
Agency: Arnold Worldwide, Boston
Chief Creative Officer: Pete Favat
Group Creative Director: Wade Devers
ACD/Art Director: Travis Robertson
ACD/Copywriter: Greg Almeida
DP: Nate Laver
Producer: Ben Ouellette
Artist: Derek McDonald @ Golden West Sign Arts
Director of Global Marketing: Carmen D'Ascendis