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Playing It Old School: How Japan Changed the World

Soon after the Red Bull’s Music Academy was held in Japan, we began discussions with Red Bull about creating a documentary revolving around Japan’s history of music technology development, and it’s creation of the most prolific icons of music technology ever made. Our documentary explores how this technologically advanced nation has helped to change the way music is consumed worldwide through two products: the Sony Walkman and the Technics SL-1200. A massive undertaking shot in three countries with over 55 interviews, we sought out the untold stories from DJs and music producers about how the two inventions affected their musical lives and culture as a whole.


Producer: Adrian Grey
Producer, Director, Writer: Bruce Nachbar
Associate Producer: DJ Sarasa
Associate Producer: Aiko Tanaka
Red Bull Japan Producer: Miki Asai
Red Bull Producer: Tom Howell


DP: Brandon Strack (
2nd Camera: Adrian Grey, Keivan Salehpour, Alexis Willaume, Curtis Ces Shaw , Mike Intile, Tom Slemmons
Sound (New York): Taylor Roy
Sound (Tokyo): Jeffrey Jousan
Gaffer (New York): Mike Intile
Gaffer (Tokyo): Vince Paul
Fixer (Beijing): Fen Feng
Fixer (New York): Aiko Tanaka


Lead Editor: Jun Hanamoto
Assistant Editors: Brandon Strack, Keivan Salehpour, Alexis Willaume (
Colorist: Brandon Strack
Motion Graphics: Ben Sheppee, Brandon Strack, Michelle Weiss, Mio Tanaka
Animator: Tiago Passos
Sound Engineer: Jeffrey Jousan


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