Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker

A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.

director-producer KEEF
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor MATT SHAPIRO
music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG
music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER
gaffer ADAM ORELLANA
title design MANDY BROWN

special thanks
JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN

Pierre Greenway
Made By Hand/No 1 The Distiller

A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

In our inaugural film, we visit the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about starting from nothing and the imperfect process of perfecting a craft. His experience bears a lesson for us all: knowing you could fail brings you that much closer to success.

director-producer KEEF
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor MATT SHAPIRO
title design MANDY BROWN
music ROMAN ZEITLIN
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY

special thanks
BRAD ESTABROOKE & BREUCKELEN DISTILLING CO.

Pierre Greenway
The Hat Maker

We arrived at the shop early in the morning as the first light entered the room. Dust particles danced through sunbeams as we began to move items around the space, debating wardrobe and the shot sequence. Nick entered and listened to what we had planned. He nodded his head, pulled a piece of beaver felt down from a shelf, set it on the table and began to work.

Worries of the wardrobe, makeup, and set dressing fell away. It didn’t matter who he was, what he was wearing, or whose hat he was making – in front of the camera camera was a man and his craft, the beauty of his work uncluttered. Watching Nick work froze our day in time and if it weren’t for the light blinking on the camera we would have had no reference to the year.

In a society that often forgets the importance of making something by hand, Nick Fouquet’s artistry is a reminder of what is at the core of this country. We left inspired and grateful to be able to capture a timeless discipline passed down through generations.

Director | Cinematographer: Dean Bradshaw
Creative Director | 1st AD: Dersu Rhodes
Editor: Chris Sowick
Assistant Editor: Charles Thi
Colorist: Juan Melara
Sound Designer: Vidar Grande
1st AC: Alek Parker
Music by Yann Tiersen

Shot in Venice, California.

Pierre Greenway
The sound of dust

A short film by Hidden Notice Films & Production House that takes a look into the world of Huntington Beach surfboard shaper Tim Stamps and his philosophy on quality and craftsmanship.

Pierre Greenway
Emil Boards

Today we came across this little beauty of a product. Since I was young I’ve always been into skating, so when I heard about these new skateboards from these dudes in Berlin, I thought it’d definitely be worth a check out. Love the wood, love the simplicity, and love the square.

 This is what they have to say about themselves –

 HI, WE ARE EMIL.
WE MAKE SQUARE SKATEBOARDS.

We are a small band of good friends from Munich, Germany. Inspired by the movie “Back to the Future – One“ we started to build square skateboards in the beginning of 2013. Our boards are made for surfing the sidewalk, combining our skateboarding roots, and our love for surfing. Being totally stoked by riding the first prototype, we knew that this would be in our heads for a couple of time. Having made a lot more prototypes by hand and getting an awesome feedback from friends, friends friends and people on the streets, we decided to get them done by a professional skateboard manufacturer. And here you go, the first Emil is ready to roll.

THE BOARDS

We designed the boards as pure as possible. Square shape, no convex, no concarve, no concave, no rocker, no camber, and of course no batteries. Emil is a board with wheels, not more, but by no means less! We tackle the path back to basics, referring to the first days of skateboarding history, always keeping in mind to not just produce a slick, but even well performing product. Made of layered maple wood and fixed to modern trucks and wheels, our decks are back to the future! With Emil you can enjoy a relaxed ride through town or have a kick-ass surf on the sidewalk.

Surf square!

Emil,
Munich, April 2014

Pierre Greenway
Made by SPDNT

 Have you got a lot of old camera lenses lying around? Are you a photographer that used old school film camera but has taken the direction of the digital age, left with old camera bodies, lenses and stacks of film lying around the place? Well, this is your man –

 

Stefaan duPont of Miles & Miles collects old/broken camera lenses and builds bracelets from the various different elements.

 

http://store.miles-miles.com/


Pierre Greenway
Form Follows Sound

Love the way form follows sound and the simplicity of the slip casting process to musical instrument. I would absolutely over to make a few things using slip casting.

Designed by Roy Yahalomi
Cinematography: Itay Morag
Directed and Edited by Tal Hadar

Original music, production & mix: Nadav D. Yahalomi, Nir Yatzkan
Recording technicians: Eliran Kalisky, Nadav d. Yahalomi
Mastering: Avi Elbaz

Pierre Greenway
Jameson Reserve Whisky Tumbler

A short film about a project Makers&Brothers did for Jameson Select Reserve. A project made possible by the great team, Neil Willis, Joe Laird and Design Goat. A film by The Social House.

Pierre Greenway
The Putter

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is one of the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors . The film documents ‘ Putter ‘ Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors . This Film is part of Storying Sheffield , part funded by the Arts & Humanities department under Professor Brendan Stone at The University of Sheffield . Music and Sound Design by The Black Dog .

Pierre Greenway