Labor of Love: Telling Blackbird’s Story as a One-Man Video Production Team
One of my favorite haunts these days is Blackbird Coffee in Milledgeville. When I first tried their coffee, it was a pretty remarkable experience. It tasted fantastic, devoid of the bitter taste noticeable in some of the large chain coffee shops.
I wanted to know why the coffee was so much better at this local downtown espresso bar. So I asked them. Turns out the reason is quite simple.
They roast their own beans right in the shop, every few days. And that makes a huge difference in the flavor.
I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a short mini-documentary about how they roast their beans, and luckily the folks at Blackbird agreed. In fact, their staff and owners were super to work with all along the way. This was very welcome because I knew I’d be working completely on my own for this production, so their amiable flexibility was a great help. I’m proud to say that the folks at Blackbird are as much of a draw for me now as their coffee originally was (and still is).
In any case, here’s my short film about Chris & Bailey, Blackbird’s illustrious coffee-roasting duo. I hope you find them as charming and interesting as I do.
NOTE: I’ve posted some photos and a short write-up on my EditLab blog with more information about the very useful EyeDirect Focusing Device that I used to conduct these interviews while simultaneously running camera and sound.
Do you have a favorite coffee place like this? Where is it, and what makes it unique? Is there one thing in particular that keeps you coming back?