Filmmaker Dustin Cohen is creating a series of short films entitled Made in Brooklyn featuring talented artists and craftsmen living and working in New York. Episode one profiles Samuel Zygmuntowic, a violin maker, and by the end of the video you might be tempted to swap your keyboard, hammer, or whatever tools you use to make a living for a set of carving instruments and a small workshop.
My friend makes Violins, Violas and Mandolins. He uses all Alaskan wood. Cuts down the trees and mills them. For every customer he makes 2 or 3 instruments and lets them pick the one they like the best. It's very hard to make a living doing this. He is also a truck driver to pay the bills.