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Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:55 am

We finally managed to get clearance from Sony to show this film about the artwork and some glass signs that i made last year for John Mayer.

We uploaded yesterday to many sites including Vimeo.

Hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfreJm ... r_embedded

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Post by Jerry Berg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:42 am

Wow Dave, that was great!

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Post by joe cieslowski » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:42 am

I have no way to express............

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Post by Julio Cesar Germano » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Wow... Just wow... And, wow again... O.o

Not just for the brilliant craftsmanship and work involved, but for the amount of information contained here.
So many bits of information.

Great video and... Wow!
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Post by Dan Seese » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:36 pm

Contrary to Mick Jagger's 1960's lament - I got complete satisfaction from watching this, Dave.

Everything about the film itself was sublime and suited your work perfectly. Like Julio said, there was a great deal of instruction just watching you work. A nice display of using that handy Smith Tip as well!

The only time I was uncomfortable was when you picked up a mug of coffee or tea to drink. I still had it fresh in my mind that you had poured some acid onto the glass & I was about to reach out & stop you from drinking. Heck, that would have made a lousy ending.

And speaking of the ending - I loved the creative unfolding of the credits at the end.

Top shelf, as always. Thanks for the inspiration. (And hat's off to whoever produced the actual film.)
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Post by Kelly Thorson » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:10 am

Dan Seese wrote: The only time I was uncomfortable was when you picked up a mug of coffee or tea to drink. I still had it fresh in my mind that you had poured some acid onto the glass & I was about to reach out & stop you from drinking. Heck, that would have made a lousy ending.
That's interesting, exactly the sentiment I had. I guess only those who understand the caution needed in working with hydrofluoric acid would react that way.

A beautiful job by Danny, I loved the incorporation of Laurin and Milo, it just makes the whole video seem so personal and comfortable. :)

Congrats Dave, and so well earned.
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Post by erik winkler » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:55 am

It can not get any better than this...
So many things to say at this point, but i want to leave it at the clock that was turning... the details in this film.... incredible.
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Post by Marius Mellebye » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:19 pm

This is absolutely amazing.. makes me speechless, and is actually making John´s music even better :-)
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Post by Anthony Bennett » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 pm

If you have competition Dave, well you don't need me to tell you this work blows them away.
I wonder if this will give birth to a new genre amongst graphic designer/artists ?

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Post by DAVE SMITH » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:53 pm

It's like a small family here for me. Those comments are just lovely by everyone of you. I never thought it would get to all this from when i thought about the idea of making a film about the cover. On my Facebook page it has gone truly nuts! to say the least. Today i recieved over 300 emails mainly for work and alot of nice people that i have never met before. The film has reached 150 countries worldwide so hopefully somehow this will have a little part in keeping our craft from being lost. I have come to the point that i either need clonning or i take on staff, think i will just stay on my own and do what i can. Been there got the t-shirt. I may be callling on some of you for help in the near future or at least passing on work like before.

Maybe i would of had a chance with that Grammy award if the film had come out before that date, who knows, always a next time!

Thank guys.

appreciate it.
Dave

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Post by Tyler Tim » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:57 pm

Dave... Your work is truly inspirational. And the quality of the film is top notch.

Thanks for the time you have taken to share not only this work but all the others as well.

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Post by Bill Ames » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:56 pm

Wow Dave, another awesome movie! Very entertaining and informative too. Both movies are enjoyable to watch.

I understand many of the processes you were demonstrating but had just one question:

What type of screenprinting ink did you use that would stand up to the high temperatures in the kiln? I would've fully expected any normal ink to burn off at the temperatures needed to slump glass.

Congrats on all the exposure and interest in your work this has gotten for you.

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Post by Mike Simpson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:00 am

What everybody else has said Dave. Well done, all the way around. You're a true inspiration. Thanks for posting it.
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Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks very much. Pleased you enjoyed the film. Bill the ink was made for high temprature kiln firing, i'll get back to you with the name when i get 5 minutes to dig the info out. cheers.
Dave

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Post by Dale Johnson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi Dave,
What a great video. I do not even daydream of ever being as talented as you are. I am truly impressed by the different processes you used in making that plate. It seems not only are you jack of a lot of trades but also the master of many trades.

Take care and if ever in Ormond Beach, FL, USA I would love to meet you.

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Post by megan child » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:33 pm

I just ache to have natural talent like Dave's and all I can see is that I'm getting old tooo fast and will never reach his ability or perfection in this life -- maybe in the next.
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Post by Mirella Nuzzolese » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:27 am

another amazing movie, great details and no way to express !

Thanks for sharing
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Post by Andrey Kolmakov » Sun May 12, 2013 8:17 am

I watched the movie and envied ....envied of how professional you are working! Now I know what to strive for. David, what kind of paint you use when doing screen printing.

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Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue May 14, 2013 5:17 am

Hello Once again many thanks to you all for these lovely comments. Andrew I use Nazdar ink for the screening or hand painting onto glass, it feels like the old intenso range of glass enamels.

Thanks
Dave

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Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

Post by Andrey Kolmakov » Wed May 15, 2013 1:22 am

David, the ink can withstand the effect of acid ???

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