On the Beauty of Handmade Wooden Skateboards

This episode of Etsy's Handmade Portraits series tells the story of two friends in Germany who have been making snowboards and longboards since 1983.

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/.

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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