"Blacksmith" is a 15-minute documentary that highlights the work of Rob Flurry, the resident blacksmith at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont, Texas. Unlike the blacksmiths portrayed in the media today, Flurry's craftsmanship is that of the old-school artisan - no expensive equipment; no modern forge in which to work. Instead, Flurry relies solely on nature's elements of fire, iron, air, and water (along with his own strength) to hammer out beautiful creations within the smoky furnace of his shop. "Blacksmith" was filmed in the tradition of poetic documentary - no voice overs, monologue or dialogue is spoken. All of the action is put to music that compliments the mood of the scene.
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Blacksmith was shot entirely on a Nikon D3s DSLR camera at ISO 1250. See more