The American Archtop

The American Archtop

May 17 2016

Archtop guitar builder Dale Unger explains why wood is so important to the making of fine instruments.

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Reclaim the Trees

Reclaim the Trees

May 17 2016

UrbanTree based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is bridging the gap between people and trees through strictly using reclaimed, donated lumber in their creations. This 3 minute vignette addresses this years theme of wood and humanity by showing how one woodworking shop is extending the lives of older trees that otherwise may be chipped into mulch, burned, or landfilled. They also craft and create with the notion that people should bring nature back into their lives and homes, and the trees are able to help fill this void by taking on a new form. UrbanTree does not remove trees and this is what makes them unique. Their personal take on wood and humanity however is what makes them really stand out. Alternate music / extended cut available.

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The Art of Woodworking

The Art of Woodworking

May 17 2016

The world contains a tremendously unique assortment of woodworkers. Every one has a special beginning, new styles, and a different approach to the art. What they share is a love for wood. Rather it be a way to make friends, express creativity, or touch someone else's heart, wood can open the door to new beginnings.

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Crafting 21st Century Toys

Crafting 21st Century Toys

May 17 2016

justyna and matas are on a quest to make the perfect toy for children. something that bridges the gap between traditional wooden toys and new technology.

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Trust in the Wood

Trust in the Wood

May 17 2016

Artist Rita Dee of Bennington, VT uses driftwood to translate her love of horses into larger than life sculptures. This film highlights driftwood as a natural medium that captures movement and grace and elevates human experience.

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The Woodman

The Woodman

May 17 2016

David is a man who has spent his entire life working with wood. This might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but when we take into account that he lives without a phone, mains electrical power and the only way to contact him is by pining a note to a gate; things become far more interesting. His living accommodation, based in Cornwall, England, is a compound made up of various shacks which he has built with his own bare hands. His wood carvings represent years of intense study of the material, and the personality each piece holds when it eventually arrives at his feet. This is a short story of a man who physically lives through his art, all year long. His disconnection from the modern world shows an unmatched dedication and he represents a dying breed. Meet, The Woodman!

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The Wood Store

The Wood Store

May 17 2016

An observation of the historically entwined relationship between wood and humanity, this three-minute documentary explores the story behind Brighton’s much lauded, The Wood Store. The first of its kind in the UK, our film celebrates the importance, and often under-appreciated role, wood has in modern life and how the store is revolutionising our understanding.

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TED

TED

May 17 2016

The story of Ted, the carpenter, and his last work. A vignette on the cycle of creation and loss.

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Last Ship

Last Ship

May 17 2016

In the same places where "La Terra Trema" by Luchino Visconti (1948) was filmed, the Rodolico family has been building ships for four generations. If yesterday around these shipwrights a whole community used to gather and identify itself, today that world is disappearing because of the changing times. However, it is the Wood that still preserves and builds the memory of a very ancient knowledge: the one of the last shipwrights.

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Ingrained

Ingrained

May 17 2016

Steven Lane is a woodworking artist, from New Zealand, with a unique approach to gathering the materials needed for his work.

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