Couple years ago Patrick Edwards from Antique Refinishers and the American School of French Marquetry whom I work with, was featured in 2 videos published by Graham Blackburn and bought by Popular woodworking. They have been kind enough to grant us access to those 2 videos.
Here is what Patrick posted on his blog:
Graham Blackburn Videos
I remember when MTV first appeared and for the first time we could watch music videos on our TV. Then YouTube was developed and we could watch videos on demand on our computer, and eventually, on the portable devices which everyone in the world now seems to have in their pocket.
All this is recent history, and I seem like an old guy when I talk about “when I was young…” However, this is not the world of video which I entered in 1973 when I taped my series on CBS. I had ten shows at that time, tracing the evolution of furniture design from the pilgrims to the victorians. What I remember most was the cameras. There were three cameras, each about the size of a Volkswagen, and they were on these wheeled tripods, moving slowly around the room, following the action. You didn’t move too quickly, or you would miss your blocking and the operator couldn’t focus fast enough to capture the information.
Talk about the dinosaur era of video.
Technology has changed all that, of course, and it is now possible to “film” using hand held cameras with natural lighting, and sound. (I wonder how long we are going to use the term “film” to talk about these digital files…)
I have done a lot of video over the years, and am trying to make these past efforts available online. I am still working on Roy Underhill to get his episode, and he assures me that, when he gets some time to put it together, that will happen.
In 2007 I worked with Graham Blackburn to shoot some material in my shop. He was very easy to work with and the result was very informative and professional. Graham has been involved in traditional woodworking as long as I have, and I have always had the deepest respect for his work. I was honored to have him in my workshop and we really enjoyed each other’s company.
The result was a series of video “magazines” which were called “Woodworking…in action!!!” They were available on a subscription basis, and each issue included a long list of diverse workers and their work. I was featured in Issue 6 and Issue 8.
I had forgotten about these videos until recently. That was when I found out that Popular Woodworking had purchased them and was making them available again. I contacted the publisher, Kevin Ireland, and floated the idea of linking to my videos directly from this blog. He was very supportive and generously made it happen.
Popular Woodworking has posted my two videos on a private YouTube link, which you can access directly from this post.
Here is the link. There are two videos on “Recreating a Process” which include part one (handtools and veneer) and part two (pickers and chevalets). Just scroll down from the first video to see the second.
Be sure to thank Popular Woodworking for making these videos accessible.
-- Patrice lejeune