The Baldwin: A Piano Restoration – Video Production

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This historic Baldwin Model M Baby Grand Piano was fully rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service. Built in 1938 at the Cincinnati Baldwin piano factory, this grand piano was a family heirloom of the Deputy family, the last residents of the historic Ruthmere Mansion in Elkhart, Indiana. (In fact, one of their family portraits at the museum shows the family sitting around this very piano.) The piano is believed to have been moved out of the mansion in 1969. Recently, the Deputy family generously donated the Baldwin piano to the Ruthmere Museum, returning it to its former home.

This is the story of a historic piano’s full restoration.

  • Client - Chupp's Piano Service
  • Date - 2018
  • Skills/Tools Used - Pre-Production | Field Production | Post Production - Shot with a Canon 60D DSLR, edited in Sony Vegas. Producer/Shooter/Director: Benjamin Rogers Music Written & Performed by Philip Balke Special thanks to The Ruthmere Museum of Elkhart, IN.
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