Martin The Tailor

While perusing the Band of Outsiders blog I came across this wonderful video simply titled Martin the Tailor. This is the story of Martin Greenfield, a man who went from working in a workroom in a concentration camp in Germany to the owner of a garment factory and a tailor to many an important person. Martin talks about how he crafts a suit for a person, how everyone is a “perfect person”, because we’re all different and unique.

What really makes the video extra special is how well it’s put together. The footage was shot by a Ed David and directed by Galen Summer, and they did an incredible job. The music, the editing, the shots and angles, all work together seamlessly to make the story even stronger. There are a ton of tracking shots that explore the factory that are really rad, and watching some of the seamstresses sewing is so incredible. There’s one woman who from afar, looks like she’s kneading black dough to bake bread, but she’s sewing up a suit of some kind… it’s really fascinating.

The video runs about 8 minutes, take the time to get wrapped up in it.


5 Comments Martin The Tailor

  1. Tiago Costa July 20, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    My grandfather is taylor back here in Portugal, and at the age of 71, he still runs is very, very small business. This was really touching.


  2. Stefan Leacock July 23, 2008 at 12:13 AM

    That was absolutely wonderful.

  3. Adrian July 23, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Moving, touching, … thank you for sharing.

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