Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Bikelordz: Stunts & Styles from Ghana

Bikelordz is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture which young people in Accra have created and passed on to their younger contemporaries over time. It follows crews of these young bicycle gurus as they try and use their skills to make money, gain recognition, and live on their own terms.”

The Building And Time

Film made by Lina Chajkovskaja.

Fracture & Neptune: Andy’s Shop

Fracture & Neptune – Mini-Documentary Pt.2: Andy`s Shop.

Andy Westbury is a record collector and digging enthusiast from London, England. He has a shop called Eldica Vinyl in Dalston, East London. This is a short film about record shops, digging for breaks and samples and how old sleeve design still influences today’s record labels.

In part two of two mini documentaries Fracture and Neptune take you to their favourite record shop and unearth some beats and bobs. Their album ‘Retrospect – A Decade of Fracture & Neptune’ is released on Astrophonica on 30th May 2011.

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.