Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Diving Through Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Palau is a special place. Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob.

Jellyfish Lake is located on Eli Malk island in the Republic of Palau. Twelve thousand years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded. With no predators amongst them for thousands of years, they evolved into a new species that lost most of their stinging ability as they no longer had to protect themselves. They are harmless to humans although some people with very sensitive skin may get a minor irritation from them.

These fascinating creatures survive by sharing a symbiotic relationship with algae that live inside of them. At night, the jellyfish go down to the depths of the lake where the algae feed on nutrients. During the day, the jellyfish come back to the surface and follow the sun across the lake in a massive migration. The algae convert the energy of the sun via photosynthesis into a sugar that feeds the jellyfish.

It is not possible to scuba dive in this lake because the nutrient rich layer at around 50 feet and below contains hydrogen sulphide which is highly toxic to humans. If a scuba diver was to swim in that layer, the toxins would enter the body through the skin and that exposure could be fatal. Snorkeling however, is perfectly safe and if you ever find yourself in Palau one day, you should make your way to this special place. The experience of swimming through millions of jellyfish is quite surreal and Palau is the only place in the world where you can do just that!

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The City Limits

“I shot this timelapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011. One year in the making. My goal was to show the duality between city and nature. Locations include:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Manhattan, New York, USA – Chicago, Illinois, USA.”

Directed by Dominic Boudreault.

Fracture & Neptune: Tone To The Bone

Fracture & Neptune – Mini-Documentary Pt.1: Tone To The Bone.

Martin Fieber is a slide guitarist from London, England. He builds guitars under his own Customtone brand. This is a short film about hand made guitars, musical inspiration and how old styles and techniques can be used in today’s electronic music.

In part one of two mini documentaries Fracture and Neptune give you an insight and behind the scenes look at their musical history and the use of lap steel guitar in Drum and Bass. Their album ‘Retrospect – A Decade of Fracture & Neptune’ is released on Astrophonica on 30th May 2011.

Floating Point

“Went for something a bit more relaxed and atmospheric this time…Shot in Tokyo.”

Directed by Samuel Cockedey.

Birth Of A Spraycan

Ever wondered how a Montana Spraycan gets produced?

This video gives you a inside look of the production, from the first to the last step!

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Inter // States

Directed by Samuel Cockedey.

Music by Woob.

No Joy

The bankrupt & abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas.

Great, sad images.

Directed by Mike Petty.

Sub Zero: Winter Night Timelapse

Shot in South Dakota in early February with most nights sub zero with -25 F wind chill.

Directed by Randy Halverson.

New York Subway 1986

“The story: in 1986 I made a round trip through the USA and Canada. The starting point was New York. So I filmed some scenes in Manhattan. And was going in the underground at 43nd St & Timesquare. I filmed with a big ARRIflex 16mm camera with a 120m magazine with 7250 Kodak 16mm color reversal Tungsten 400 ASA film and a Schneider Cine Xenon 1:2/16mm lens . This equipment is good for 10 Minutes recording duration at 25 f/sec. After I time a man comes to me and said, he´s a cameraman at ABC and filming at the subway is strictly forbidden without any permission and police is on the other end of the platform. So I was leaving the station, but I had these beautiful pics of the old times in the New York subway. At the same time I recorded the stereo sound with a SONY WM-D6C with two Sennheiser micros in stereo.”

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The Mountain

“This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.”

Directed by Terje Sorgjerd.

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