Locally Crafted Adventure with Lichty Guitars
With the release of a lovely video produced by the folks at Windstream came lots of oohs and ahhs and too, questions about the project. I think it is always fun to get a feel for what goes on behind the scenes so here is a bit more of the story and some shots I took in the midst of the whirlwind.
A few months back a rep. from the production crew of Locally Crafted, a Windstream project, gave us a call.
From the Locally Crafted Tumblr site – “Take a journey down the street and across the gravel road to discover the best of independent, local culture – from small business owners and craftsmen to bloggers and musicians. Each week, Windstream will shine a spotlight on faces and places from around the country, weaving an authentic tapestry of stories about heritage, tradition, and connection to the cities and towns we’re all proud to call home.”
What a great idea! They indicated that they were scouring the country to find interesting folks and stories for their video series Locally Crafted. Somehow we popped up on their radar when they researched possibilities in North Carolina.
Fast forward, they arrived at our door for a three day shoot and the fun began! It was fascinating to watch how they set up shots, the kinds of equipment they used, how they coaxed coherent soundbites out of an hour and a half interview with Jay and I. The members of the entire team, which grew from 5-12 over the three days given equipment needs for all of the phenomenal shots they got in the shop, were each and ever one great to work with and super professional.
We are honored to be a part of this project, have been introduced to lots of other interesting folks via stories featured on the LocallyCrafted blog and we look forward to seeing what they do next! We invite you to check out “A Ukulele Changed His Life” and to then go on to learn more about this project and to watch and share the other incredible videos.
A special thank you goes out to OpenRoad Coffee and to the Tryon Fine Arts Center! They graciously hosted video shoots in both their locations and though the footage did not make it into the piece, we are so appreciative that they were willing to step in to play!
Here are some behind the scenes shots …
Many many thanks go to the entire production team and to Windstream!
Learn more at Locally Crafted