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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's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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