FilmFestFriday: Makers

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Here are four artfully crafted videos about passionate individuals who make things in the realm of bicycles.

Having recently dove headfirst into the craft of bag making, I have been reminded of the pleasures, obsessions and thought processes that come with the act of building and creating. Here are four inspiring videos that capture makers in their moment of zen:

Made by Hand / The Bike Maker

by Made by Hand
This video documents the incredibly moving story behind the start of Fastboy Cycles and Ezra Caldwell’s battle with cancer. You can also watch the also inspiring Fasst at fastboycycles.com

Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

Pedal Craft Poster Process

by Bob Case
Pedal Craft is a bicycle-themed poster show. This video captures 30 hours of work compressed into five and a half minutes – abbreviated, but cool.

Pedal Craft Poster Process from Bob Case on Vimeo.

Bilenky Cycle Works

by Andrew David Watson
Long before the resurgence of “handmade everything” Stephen Bilenky started a career as a custom bicycle builder. 30 years later, Stephen is still creating works of art in his gritty North Philadelphia workshop.

Bicycling Magazine: Bilenky Cycle Works from Andrew David Watson on Vimeo.

The Spokesman

by Dean Saffron
James has taken it upon himself to create a personal museum, a kind of time capsule, that contains one bicycle from each developmental epoch for future generations to enjoy.

The Spokesman from dean saffron on Vimeo.

ABOUT FILMFESTFRIDAY

In the slim chance that someone reading this may have known me on Twitter in my former life, may have see my Friday Playlist. I enjoyed curating a playlist of music every Friday that captured a mood, music genre or concept. I decided to move that energy to Pedaling Nowhere and create a once a month video playlist. There are a lot of great bike videos out there, so check back every third Friday. See more FilmFestFriday posts.

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