Before running a CNC machine, I thought about buying stuff, not making it.
Before I met the team at DW Drums, I thought a drum was a pail, and a Luthier was a theologian.
Before making this film, I thought a musical instrument was a simple object used to make melodies.
Then I spent time with John Good and Neil Peart and realized… Boy, was I wrong.
In 2010, I left the grinding shop and my 5 axis CNC machine to pick up a video camera and tell stories of people who are making things and changing lives. I had no experience in the film industry, no connections to the “big dogs” in manufacturing and no idea of where this decision would take me. But I knew I wanted to share stories of makers connecting their minds to their hands to bring new ideas to life. After the release of our first film, a teacher told me how it inspired one of his students to see manufacturing in a new light, and how that student “now knew what he wanted to do with his life” – he was going to become a maker. That day, the heart of Edge Factor was born.
40 shows and several TV series later, something happened last year that sparked a story we never expected: we became part of the DW Drums family. Masters of Resonance is a music film that takes the audience on a journey from the forest to the stadium and tells the story of how a fallen tree rises and lives again, in the music it creates.
I will never forget sitting with Neil Peart and hearing him record voice over for this film, “The entire history of a tree, year by year, can be read in the circular grooves that mark its annual cycle – its growth rings… Like those growth rings, popular music also reflects the ‘weather’ of its times: evokes and embodies the moods and movements that gave it context.” These thoughts have echoed in my mind and marked my awakening: Our lives have all been marked by the Masters of Resonance.
Disclaimer: We’re not experts in the music industry. We don’t know the history of every great drummer who’s ever lived. It is with fear and trepidation that we sharing our journey, as we explore the relationship between trees, drum and guitars makers, world-class musicians and the memories their music creates in our lives. We’re storytellers feeling like we have stepped onto sacred ground in our quest to make learning relevant as we inspire the next generation of makers and artists.
We could not be more excited to announce the Masters of Resonance film, produced by Edge Factor is coming in 2017.
– Jeremy Bout, Producer/ Host of Edge Factor