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Published on Sep 19, 2017
On my recent trip to Majorca, I took the opportunity to capture some footage of the incredible Cuevas Del Drach (Dragon Caves) on the far East side of the Island. I edited the footage together into a somewhat experimental silent-era-style expedition documentary ('The Great White Silence', 1924, and 'The Epic of Everest', 1924, are good examples of this), and composer Cooper Nixon has provided a highly experimental and haunting original score for it. It's turned out to be not too dissimilar to something Werner Herzog would produce, so I'm rather pleased with it.
I shot the footage on a very cheap GoPro knock off called the SJ Cam and wasn't really expecting much, but was quite impressed with how the camera behaved in very low light. It's not broadcast quality, but it certainly works for the kind of film I wanted to make, and is an example of what can be achieved on a nothing budget.
Produced in the style of a vintage expedition film, it exposes the breathtaking natural beauty and growth of the caves, and the terrifying claustrophobic feeling of gradually moving deeper and deeper underground.
The film was shot entirely on location at Cuevas Del Drach, Majorca, Spain, 15th Sep 2017.
Music and Sound Design by Cooper Nixon. Soundtrack available from 30th Floor Records: http://bit.ly/2jExuXG