When you make a video about a craftsman, it’s best to stay in the background and that means keeping quiet.
Just be quiet. Let them talk: they have plenty to say, so just let them express themselves.
Here’s Tom Collins, sign painter and graphic artist, talking about the space he finds himself in when he executes a commission for a client.
It’s always been my view that craftsmanship has little to do with physical skill and everything to do with getting your mind right. It’s all about how you feel when you’re doing the work and that’s why it’s so important to interview people like Tom. He’s completely focussed on making you, the client, look good. No room for his ego anywhere.
That’s not what it’s all about.
Many thanks to Sharon Slater for the research