Reinventing the World's Missing Musical Instruments

Jeff Slatnick has made and sold musical instruments of all kinds in Greenwich Village since the 1960s. 

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"Every music store serves its community," Jeff Slatnick says, "and people as for everything." He has sold musical instruments of all kinds at the Music Inn in Greenwich Village since the 1960s. When he sees something missing from his lineup, he builds it himself. This short documentary from Moonshot Productions' series New Yorkers goes inside Slatnick's basement workshop to see how he combines hundreds of years of tradition with a modern electrical edge. 

New Yorkers is a celebration of the larger-than-life characters that populate the city, from a graffiti artist to an ice sculptor, and many more. The producers of the series discuss the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

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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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