Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.
Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.
In this short-form profile, Skylar Nielsen from Vita Brevis Films interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America.
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Bon Iver: Beach Baby
Direction: Skylar Nielsen
Cinematography: Lance Clayton
Title design: Michael Hall
Ucon x Rainer Spehl
Wooden Laptop Case with leather lining
for MacBook Pro
For our latest collaboration we teamed up with Rainer Spehl, a furniture, interior and exhibition designer from Berlin. Besides great work for Nike and Stone Island, his portfolio also includes partners like Dior and Gucci. His design bears witness to his strong interest in craftsmanship and its proper execution. The choice of material and the detailing are characteristics of his work which is quite obviously always striving to be of the highest standard. We at UCON share his taste for perfection – functionally as well as aesthetically. We are more than proud to present you the Noah Case!
Type of wood:
The frame of the case is made of solid oak. For the front and back we used veneered oak panel.
The whole inside of the case is lined with genuine cow-leather.
Hinges & Magnets:
We used very small special brass hinges and neodymium magnets with extremely
high adhesive force that does not diminish even after many years
After being finely sanded by hand the case is stained twice, with more fine sanding
in between. At the very end it gets its final protection: two layers of hardwax oil.
It takes 5 hours to built one case. Including finishing the process takes three days.
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Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler's RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film...Mike, the owner said of course!