The Lively Hood Series: Adam’s Rib
A collective effort by Canadian filmmakers James Arthurs and Cam Roden (Penn & Panache), The Lively Hood Series seeks to tell the inspired stories of craftsmen and women operating in Toronto. This first installment features boat builder Marc Russell of Gull Lake Boat Works, who specializes in custom building canoes and kayaks for discerning enthusiasts. Adam’s Rib artfully highlights how a man’s work defines him, specifically Russell’s manual and tireless quest to build the “near perfect” cedar strip canoe. Piping in the original guitar and harmonica tones of filmmaker Arthurs himself, this short was shot with a Canon 5D MKII, Canon 7D, Canon 24-105mm 4, Canon 85mm 1.2, Canon 50mm 1.4, Rokinon 35mm 1.4 and Tokina 11-16 2.8.