I’ve been working with Pickathon, a super great festival, for three-plus years now. As director for the online live-feed, I edit, see over a group of other editors, and try to give a feeling of the event (beyond the bands) for those watching at home. The festival really is something special. I can’t say I have a lot of experience with other festivals—as my four-year-old says, “Too much people.” But the setting and music and food and people at Pickathon stand out, not just for the fans but the artists too. It’s like the perfect backyard party and your favorite bands happen to show up and play. Can’t ask for more.
We had a host of talent out there shooting last year and most of the great footage you see comes from the swell duo The Hood Crew. Such nice people on top of being so talented.
If you’re in the Portland area come August 1-3, check it out. You won’t be sorry.