Great Wooden Boats

There’s a sure fire way to start living in your present: love the work that you do.

Filmmaker, Philip Bloom:

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!

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Great Wooden Boats: RED EPIC from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Today

On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep.

“I wanted to find a way to be more in the moment…”

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by Scott Thrif.

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TODAY from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.

The Distiller

Made by Hand is a series of short films which, at their core, show people working hard at things they love.

Each film aims to promote that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere. We hope you find the spirit of it inspiring.

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Made by Hand / No 1 The Distiller from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

Sir Ken Robinson at TED talks about Creativity

Creativity

In 2006 Sir Ken Robinson addressed a group of lucky attendees to the then new TED conference in the US. It has since gone on to be one of the worlds most viewed online lectures.

What we find striking about was Ken says is just how many of us feel that we are not creative, or that we don’t have a creative bone in our body. The truth is that we are all inherently creative. We are born with creativity it and we die with it but whether or not we choose to use our talents is another matter entirely. Enjoy.