Published on July 6, 2012 by planetMitch

Four young women bring the hat back, continuing a 90 year tradition of hand-making traditional men’s hats at Paul’s Hat Works in San Francisco. Find out more about the four Pauls and their hats at

It Donned On Me’s official entry into and a finalist in the 2011 International Documentary Challenge. Premiered May 1st at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival with 11 other finalists. Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Use of Historical Genre in the competition.

—– Music —–

“One Million Dollar Theme” and “Nicotine” by The Dead Rocks –

“Push On” and “Heart of Everyone” by Bella Ruse –

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—– Production —–

Conceived and produced in it’s entirety over five days between March 3-7, 2011 for the International Documentary Challenge – Genre: Historical, Theme: Movement.

Shot on 2 Canon 5DmkII with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L, 24-70 f/2.8 L, 24-105mm f/4 L IS, and 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS, Pentax 50mm f/1.4 SMC and Nikon 85mm f/2 AIS lenses.

Lighting via Coollights LED600 & 256 panels, camera movement via ZazaSlider. Audio recorded with a Countryman B6 on a Zoom H4n and synced in Final Cut Pro via Pluraleyes. Color correction in Color, titles in Adobe Illustrator & After Effects.

—– Team —–

It Donned On Me is a competitive filmmaking team from San Francisco, CA. This is our 20th film in competition, but only our second one about hats(! For more films and information on the team please visit our web site

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