Keepers of the Craft

by 5 noviembre 2012

Keepers of the Craft” is a short documentary about the art of traditional sign making.

This video was shot for a Digital Documentary in the Spring of 2012 at the Art Institute of Dallas. Starr Studios, of Denton, Texas is owned by 20 year veteran sign maker Sean Starr.

Sign Painters and Starr Studios Owners
Sean Starr
Kayleigh Starr

Sign Painting Apprentice
Taylor Darley

Directed and Produced by
Nathaniel Day

Tai Day
Chase Lee
Greg Israel

Camera Assistants
Jazzy Gonzales
Jorge Salazar

Stainless Studio Tattoo Owner and Artist
Rob Holland

Music by
Lymbyc Systym

Edited and Audio by
Nathaniel Day
Greg Israel

Special Thanks to people who gave feedback and advice during the production.
2012 Ai Digital Documentary Class
Evan Burns
Danny Cooke
Vince Williams
Danny Patarack
Doug Holmes
Omar Sebita

End Credits Font by
David Smith
The font can be found at David Smith’s website, and can also be seen on John Mayer’s new Album Born and Raised.

David Smith Website Link

You can also see the documentary by Danny Cooke on David Smith at

This video was a huge inspiration for my film.

Cameras Used

Panasonic Af-100
Canon 5D Mark ii
Canon 7D

Edited in Premiere Pro CS5
Colored with Colorista II

Posted by 5 noviembre 2012 Handmade Making Of Tipografía