I am glad to see Jesse Knight’s finished documentary filmed here during the Timber Framer’s Guild’s big event at the Folk School in 2009 when they converged to craft and raise the white pine and oak timber frame for the new Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop. I got to be a small part of the documentary, and was happy to spend some time with Jesse as he moved around during the two weeks filming and interviewing the participants. He had time lapse cameras set up, which I like, and had a good style of roving about and being right in the middle of the action without being in the way.

The finished film shows well the framing methods, and the spirit of the group as a whole during the event. Hats off to him for sorting out hours and hours of recording to produce a documentary that is a pleasure to watch.

A copy of the documentary is available for viewing in the upstairs library/clean room of the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop.

Watch a promotional teaser of Jesse’s documentary.


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