1. The Shoemaker


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    Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker 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. View the photo gallery here: http://dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-SHOEMAKER/thumbs/ Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.

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    • The Violin Maker


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      Made in Brooklyn Episode 1: The Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz Directed and Filmed by Dustin Cohen Edited by Michael Hurley View the photo essay here: http://dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-VIOLIN-MAKER/thumbs/ Watch all of the Made in Brooklyn films here: https://vimeo.com/channels/madeinbk

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      • Conrad and The Steamplant


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        Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since. For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.” In addition, Conrad is the person behind the infamous “Pratt Cats,” responsible for the 12-14 felines that wander the campus and call the steam plant home. An important figure in Pratt’s history, Milster has extended his impact on the Pratt community through a generous gift—the Phyllis and Conrad Milster Endowed Scholarship—that provides scholarships in perpetuity to students in Pratt’s Industrial Design program. The scholarship is named for Milster and his late wife, Phyllis, who passed away in 2011. --- Filmed by Dustin Cohen, Autumn Eakin, and Christine Ng. Edited by Saela Davis. Coloring by Daniel Silverman at MPC. Sound Editing/Re-Recording by Chris Foster. And special thanks to Greencard Pictures, MergeLeft Reps, and Pratt Institute. See more photos here: http://www.dustincohen.com/STORIES/CONRAD-&-THE-STEAMPLANT/1/thumbs

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        • The Watchmaker


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          Made in Brooklyn Episode 2: The Watchmaker David Sokosh Directed by Dustin Cohen Edited by Michael Hurley View the photo essay here: http://dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-WATCHMAKER/thumbs/ Watch all of the Made in Brooklyn films here: https://vimeo.com/channels/madeinbk Learn more about Brooklyn Watches and David Sokosh: http://www.davidsokosh.com/

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          • The Jewelry Maker


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            Made in Brooklyn Episode 3: The Jewelry Maker Susan Domelsmith Directed by Dustin Cohen Edited by Michael Hurley View the photo essay here: http://dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-JEWELRY-MAKER/thumbs/ Watch all of the Made in Brooklyn films here: https://vimeo.com/channels/madeinbk Learn more about Dirty Librarian Chains: http://dlcbrooklyn.com/

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            • Reed Hansuld: Designer & Maker of Fine Furniture


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              Reed Hansuld is a custom furniture maker based in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. A self-admitted “slave to the form” he meticulously handcrafts customized, heirloom furniture pieces using both modern and traditional methods. I had the great pleasure of documenting Reed as he made his interpretation of the Hans Wegner valet chair. Says Reed, “When I first saw the Hans Wegner valet chair ,which would have been many years ago, I didn’t think much of it and didn’t really take the time to try to understand more about it. I wasn’t overly wowed or impressed, in fact I thought it had some funny elements to it. But... once I had to start designing this chair and realizing certain things about the requirements of the chair, I started realizing how smart the Hans Wegner design was.” You can see his work here: www.reedfurnituredesign.com Music: Forest Chorus (instrumental) by Quiet Corral. Licensed from The Music Bed Camera: Canon 5dMk2 Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4, Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, Canon 85mm f/1.8 Monitor: SmallHD AC7 Edited and graded in Adobe Premiere CC

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              • Casa Kids by Roberto Gil


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                Roberto Gil, Brooklyn based architect and furniture designer is the owner of Casa Kids. Roberto explains the principles behind his designs and discusses what makes good children's furniture.

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                • Inside the Designer’s Studio


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                  Brooklyn Magazine Fashion Issue 2012 / Featuring Kelly Reid (Reid.Damnit), Aaron Ruff (Digby and Iona) and Ryan Greer (Flux Productions) / Directed by Emmanuel Cruz

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                  • Young & Able Emerging Designer Series: Gamma Folk


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                    www.shopyoungandable.com Lily Piyathaisere is the designer and maker of Gamma Folk, a line of mystical jewelry handmade by Lily combining fiber, natural dyes, ceramics, and crystals. Lily carefully dyes, weaves and knots her creations in her Brooklyn studio using traditional techniques to form completely fresh and modern statement pieces. We were lucky enough to visit the designer and document her process while making the Necklace No. 9 in Indigo. Take a look at our behind-the-scenes video and learn about this unique designer's vision. Video by Emily Malan Edits by Rena Cheng

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                    • GENE COFFEY // ORIGINALITY


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                      Gene Coffey is a world renowned tattoo artist in Brooklyn. His unique and recognizable style is rooted in his painting technique and is referred to as "Water Color Tattoos." www.tattooculture.net

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