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This episode of Etsy's Handmade Portraits series tells the story of two friends in Germany who have been making snowboards and longboards since they saw a photo of a snowboard in an American magazine in 1983. Martin Sammet and Jogi März created Pogo Boards, and run the workshop from a farmhouse in southern Germany. Their products are available on Etsy, of course. 

The video is by two Munich-based filmmakers, Paul Jax and Niclas Loeffler, aka We Make Them Wonder. Below, they demonstrate the proper way to shoot a tracking shot from a moving car:


Photo courtesy of We Make Them Wonder 

For more videos by Etsy, visit http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/video/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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