A couple days ago, out of boredom and curiousity about how to use Sony Vegas Pro 10, I decided to make a short film with the clips I shot at an annual music festival, for which I'm a photographer for one of the stages, and the festival as well.
Here's my first go at doing a serious movie, editing, and setting it to music, start to finish. I really hope you enjoy it - feedback would be appreciated! The Video features all sorts of Dubstep DJ's, including Subvert, Excision, and Bassnectar.
"Shambhala is a yearly electronic music festival held in the West Kootenay Mountain range of British Columbia, Canada during the second week of August at the Salmo River Ranch. The festival lasts five days and four nights and offers a mix of music and art in the middle of nature. It "is the crucible of artistry and musical mayhem. [It] is the zenith of modern underground entertainment."
The festival began in 1998 and has grown to become the largest and one of the longest running electronic music event in Canada, featuring DJs and performers from around the globe. It has six uniquely themed stages which consist of The Living Room, The Rock Pit (formerly the Jungle Pit), The Fractal Forest, The Village, The Labyrinth (formerly The Portal, The Inna Sancdom), and The Pagoda (formerly Main Stage), and is held on the Salmo River Ranch, a 500-acre (2.0 km2) cattle ranch in the mountains outside of Nelson. Since the beginning, it has been a family-run event and has never accepted any corporate sponsorship with advertising being done through word-of-mouth. In the summer months, the ranch becomes home to volunteers & event staff who contribute to repairing and adding on to the many permanent structures on site.
In Spring 2008 with the launch of the '08 website, it was announced that two of the stages would be undergoing transformation. The former Portal stage, under new stage management has become The Labyrinth and Main Stage has adopted an Oriental theme with its new name, The Pagoda.
The Summer of 2008 marked the release of the Shambhala Music Festival DVD, showing 10 years of the festival. The documentary, directed by filmmaker Malcolm Levy, looks at Shambhala's history, and "follows different characters through a year in the life of Shambhala from the perspective of DJ’s, people in charge, first aid attendants and others."