Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 24 May 2019

A Conversation of Cordwainers - behind the scenes

Welcome back good shoe folk of the world...did we mention we'd made a film (maybe once or twice!) now available on You Tube

Anyway, unlike most of what we do which is filmed or photographed on a phone, thanks to the generous support from the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers here in London, this was a full production we live-streamed the action thanks to my husband Andrew and his i-Phone xs! 

Itch Media were the pro. team brought in to make everyone look and sound good

I was responsible for the concept; the behind-the-scenes fun of catering, organising and looking after the talent; and then editing and marketing the film

and our wonderful group of shoemakers were in the expert hands of author and writer Simon Crompton. 

Setting up in the school space at Chocolate Studios

So that's one wide angle live stream on an iPhone and two monitors

Checking sound levels

The bespoke display, artfully laced in the background on a lovely skin 

A little Dutch courage...

Getting used to having a camera around

Thanks to The Eagle for letting us film outside, you made a great backdrop

Great shoes and boots

Simon, James and Dominic
Sebastian, James and Felix

Getting the all-important shoe shot

Getting miked up 

Plan of action...


The live stream... 

A private screening for the Cordwainers Company

Joachim Sedelmeier of Paul Smith and Sebastian

Jonathan Hooper, Master of the Cordwainers Company

Thank you to everyone involved.

That's all for this week. Until next week, happy shoemaking!