Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.
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
Shot for and during the 3 day documentary workshop I held at B&H Photo Video in New York.
As students took what they had learned on day one and made a mini documentary for themselves in NYC I also did the same thing. This is the end result which we found and shot within two hours. Whilst making it I was also filmed for a BTS video that B&H will release soon about how to make a mini doc.
Shot with the Sony A7s in HD. Small HD 502 Monitor, Rode NTG 4+, Rode Video Mic Pro, Zoom H5, Cineo Matchstix light, Canon 11-24mm, Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2, Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART, Canon 100mm Macro