Music festivals are back
Downloaders were welcomed back to the fields in 2021 via the government’s Event Research Programme. It was a 10,000 capacity camping festival in Donington Park, the first music festival since lockdown!
As part of the programme everybody on site was required to test and prove a negative result before entry. This would allow punters to mosh, dance, hug fellow Downloaders and rock out without a mask or social distancing.
It was the job of our team to capture this event as it unfolded and with this being the very first UK music festival in two years we were honoured to be asked.
With a team of three we juggled roles throughout the weekend that allowed us to film and edit onsite. The brief required the highlights video to be finished for a Monday release which meant we worked late into the night every night.
The energy of the festival was wild as people were unleashed, we set out to capture this in all its glory. The atmosphere was electric with everyone being truly greatful to be at this historic festival.
With such a quick turnaround for the highlights video we were careful to shoot just what we needed and with our years of experience we captured some truly iconic moments.
Through careful planning we got the final video signed off at 12pm, Sunday night. Everybody had put in a huge amount of effort and the final video reflects that in its energy.
The video received great feedback from the team at Festival Republic and from the 100,000’s of fans that viewed it over the folloiwng weeks.
We are hugely greatful to have been given the opportunity to create content for an event that is so close to or hearts.
Photos by Matt Eachus https://www.themancphotographer.co.uk
Festival highlight video
3 x film crew
3 days filming
3 days onsite editing
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