Ross MacDonald has led a secret double life for many years. While he was writing humor pieces and making illustrations for periodicals, he was also making paper-related props for over 40 movies.
This fantastic video documents the work of Siuyuett Tsang (Teresa Tsang) during a bookbinding project.
Directed by Calvin Li and filmed by Kenji Wong the movie takes you through the various aspects of creating a book from scratch, including, in various degrees of detail, the following steps:
- Preparing the signatures
- Putting cloth on cover boards
- Piercing signatures
- Waxing the thread
- Threading and sewing signatures using a sewing frame
- Attaching cover boards
- Weaving the spine spine
- Adding the finishing touches
The documentary has been edited down to 5 minutes in duration from a total of 10+ hours of footage taken over 2 days.