From Nathaniel Day:
“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.
This is my first documentary I have ever made. I hope you all enjoy.
There is also a Full HD 1080 version on YouTube if you prefer to watch in a higher definition.
Sign Painters and Starr Studios Owners
Sign Painting Apprentice
Directed and Produced by
Stainless Studio Tattoo Owner and Artist
Edited and Audio by
Special Thanks to people who gave feedback and advice during the production.
2012 Ai Digital Documentary Class
End Credits Font by
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.
Canon 5D Mark ii
Edited in Premiere Pro CS5
Colored with Colorista II