Loom by Polynoid

Loom tells the story of a successful catch.

Directors: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay.

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.

The Art of Ronald Ventura

Der philippinische Künstler Ronald Ventura wurde 1973 in Manila geboren. 1993 erhielt er seinen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Malerei. Seine Bilder wurden bereits in Galerien weltweit ausgestellt.

| Paintings © Ronald Ventura |

Graffiti Fine Art: Official Extended Preview

A Documentary by Jared Levy.

65 Graffiti artists from 13 countries descend upon São Paulo, Brazil for the 1st Biennial International “Graffiti Fine Art” Exhibition at the MuBE Museum.

In an art world where semantics matter, graffiti artists from around the world wonder what exactly is ‘Graffiti Fine Art’. After all, once graffiti leaves the street… is it even graffiti at all?

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Serious Ron Art

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Black Forest

Set the video to loop for full effect.

Charles Huettner for loopdeloop.org.

Dog With Electric Collar

A dog… An electric collar… And plenty to bark at… Sparks will fly! by Steve Baker.

AFI winner for Best Short Animation 2008.

Stay Home

A house at the center is home to dog and cat. The sun shines down, and a day goes by.

Created by Caleb Wood.

Singularity

Definition: Singularity is the center of a black hole, where the curvature of space time is maximal. At the singularity, the gravitational tides diverge; no solid object can even theoretically survive hitting the singularity. (acc. Sciencemaster.com)

“The project started in the end of May 2011, when I contacted Kattoo, asking if I could use his music for my animation. After getting his approval , I was jumping and dancing around my laptop in joy. If only I knew how much trouble I just got myself into. I am kidding of course, however every step of creation was hard. First of all when I decided what I want to do considering animation, I had no clue how to approach my idea. But thanks to the internet and people out there I was slowly getting my answers. Another problem was in hardware. My old Macbook was working days and nights. I was taking me about 30-35 hours to render one scene. And if I found out that I made a mistake somewhere, I had to do everything all over again. Anyways even though this whole project is covered with blood, sweat and tears of mine, at the end I realised that it didn’t come out as I planned. However I understand that it is only my first project of that kind and it is only a starting point for more exciting projects in future.”

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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