Boogie Woogie Express

Bob Seeley is a master boogie woogie piano player and—born in 1928—likely the last living legend of this art form. In “Boogie Woogie Express”, Bob’s dazzling piano skills and dynamic storytelling take us on a (train) ride through the origins and history of boogie woogie. Recorded in black & white on super16mm film, “Boogie Woogie Express” serves as a timeless record of this original style of American music.

Five Foot Sandwich Board: The Story of Jerusalem Garden

Since their start in 1987, Jerusalem Garden’s become a beloved fixture of the Ann Arbor restaurant scene. In 2014, owner Ali Ramlawi decided to make a major leap into a new location and asked 7 Cylinders Studio to capture the transition and share their story.

A Tea Journey in India

Join Arbor Teas on this trip to Darjeeling, India and visit a favorite source for their high-quality organic loose leaf teas – the Makaibari Tea Estate. This short film by 7 Cylinders Studio shows the entire cycle of tea, from picking of the leaves to the final drying stages, with some fun, gorgeous and educational moments in between. Pour yourself a cup of your favorite tea, press play and enjoy!

I See Faces in All Places

A new video art work by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring the art of Tyree Guyton and The Heidelberg Project, was recently published as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)’s Many Voices project. Utilizing handcrafted motion graphics, Harrison combined more than 50 individual video portraits with landscapes and images of The Heidelberg Project for a surrealist exploration of creative possibilities in public spaces.