Once Etsy’s video team heard that Jim Power a.k.a Mosaic Man had opened an Etsy shop we knew wanted to tell his story. Jim’s mosaics are stunning, he is a great character and part of the fabric of the Lower East Side in NYC. My mom worked in LES in the mid-80s when Jim started his Mosaic Trail, so it was wonderful revisiting that era through my research as well as getting to know Jim and his amazing work. Read the Etsy blog post: etsy.me/mosaicmanetsy
This past weekend I finally saw the Broadway show Fela! and it was incredible. Above is a clip from one of my favorite music documentaries Ginger Baker in Africa (1973). Ginger documents Fela Kuti and his band jamming during their drive from Algeria to Nigeria through the Sahara. Look at those dancehall girls go!
Ever wonder why Etsy produces videos? Here’s a little post about Etsy’s interest in storytelling written by Michele Traub…
From humble beginnings of wigs and green screens to professional features on The Atlantic and the LA Times, video at Etsy has evolved right along with the community. In a cozy editing cave, Tara Young, Eric Beug, Jeremiah Glazer, and Beth Levison bring the Etsy marketplace to life, producing stunning mini-documentaries that probe into person, process, and place. Read the full post on Etsy’s News Blog.
(Music by Lineland)