I am working hard on final edits for Leaf (it’s going to be a long night, but we will be live tomorrow!) and I started thinking about this video series.
The more I do this, the more I realize that making a beautiful magazine is really so much like the handmade stories that these videos feature (at least as far as I am concerned – Leaf is as close to handmade as an online magazine can get). The other reason I thought to share this series with you is because one of the other episodes is about a distiller…and one of the shots is extremely similar to a shot in tomorrow’s issue of Leaf. The story is about Corn Whisky (aka moonshine) and how politics have played such a big part of this industry. Most recently because of the realtive inability for distillers to find large quantities of non-GMO corn. Super interesting.
Anyway – this is what is on my mind as I toil away – I can’t wait to share Leaf – Autumn 2012 – our #1 Year Anniversary issue with you tomorrow.
A project from bureau of common goods, 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.
Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path.”
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor MATT SHAPIRO
title design MANDY BROWN
colorist ANDY WITKOWSKI
music ALESSANDRO CORTINI
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER
additional camera ELIAS RESSEGATTI & ADAM ORELLANA