So these are a few videos of people working with their hands that inspire me...

This one gives me hope...

Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy. In this short-form profile, VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America. Music: Caspian: For protection Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things Bon Iver: Beach Baby Direction: Skylar Nielsen Director of Photography: Ian Rigby Camera: Lance Clayton Title design: Michael Hall *UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.... Thank you Slamdance!!!

In a crowded Philadelphia garage, Adam Cramer revives vintage motorcycles and the American tradition of grease-stained self-reliance. Read the Etsy blog post: Music by: MONO Courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd.
Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is one of the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors . The film documents ' Putter ' Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors . This Film is part of Storying Sheffield , part funded by the Arts & Humanities department under Professor Brendan Stone at The University of Sheffield . Music and Sound Design by The Black Dog .
A project from, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash. director-producer KEEF director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI editor MATT SHAPIRO music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER gaffer ADAM ORELLANA title design MANDY BROWN special thanks JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN
H.G. "Skip" Brack salvages tools from all over New England to resell at affordable prices, in an effort to support his local economy and craftsmen. Read the Etsy blog post: Music: Industries of the Blind