Hello and welcome to my blog! About a year or so ago I was contacted by an old friend Tommy Bartlett. Tommy developed a passion for videography in college and is now a very talented and accomplished videographer and filmmaker, working freelance under his own company; T Productions LLC. Tommy had been following my blog for some time and offered generously to document my work. Many of you who follow my blog and know the quality, or lack thereof, in the videos I create, so to say the least I was excited.
Tommy came out to visit and we kicked around ideas for some time on what we thought might best depict the mood of the workshop. We decided not to make a how-to video, or a ‘talking head’ video, but instead hoped to simply convey the spirit of the work.
A few weeks ago everything came together. Tommy brought his equipment to the workshop and within moments of arrival I knew I was in capable hands. Tommy turned out all of the lighting in the workshop and setup his lighting equipment to depict the mood exactly as he wanted. We spent the day depicting the details of making shoji.
The Making of Shoji, Part 1
The Making of Shoji, Part 2
I hope that you enjoyed these vides and I very much look forward to your comments. Please feel free to share these, it is more than welcome.
Now your filming is as perfect as your woodworking.
Thank you Indranil! Good to hear from you!
Really beautiful! You guys are an amazing team!
I thought it was amazing and it reminded me of Mr Chickadee’s videos, I’m thinking his wife may be a videographer.
The night shots, was hard it see from all the studio lights?
Thanks Salko! Good to hear from you! We turned out all of my studio lighting and used Tommy’s lighting rigs so that is how it is both dark and yet bright where it needs to be.
That’s really amazing stuff, I wish I could afford a videographer.
Lovely videos your friend made. Perhaps lit a bit on the harsh side but full of quiet workshop contamplation and your usual flawless work. Was just like i imagined seeing you work,
Thank you for sharing
Thanks Ty! Very much appreciate your comments. I’m very glad to see these getting such a positive reception.
Btw just noticed your great looking Dining Chair Prototype. Will you by any chance be doing a blog on that? I´m a big fan ot Wegner and like building chairs but have not yet dared a project like that. Would love to read more.
Thanks Ty! I haven’t quite decided if I will make a post on it yet. I will likely cover it in a post but I haven’t determined how much detail I will cover it with.