Blessed with glorious weather and headline acts Marina and the Diamonds and Gorillaz, this was a year for stunning footage and captivating entertainment from Partiers and performers alike.
Once again, the Head Gardeners’ bold theme ‘Fact and Fiction’ inspired a fanciful outpouring of creativity from both participants and performers at this one-of-a-kind festival. And we were there once again to create a faithful document of the festival that would integrate seamlessly into The Secret Garden Party’s remarkable website.
Our carefully crafted mix of Canon 5D and 7D as well as Panasonic HVX 201 footage was cut to a rare track from our music geek director’s library of tunes: a Loose Joints disco track, perfect for satisfying the varied and often contradictory music tastes of the Partiers.
But what about the ‘Fact and Fiction’ theme? At first we struggled with how best to convey this concept on film, not being an easy one to translate visually – but our solution was, as usual, a creative one. We turned to our edit team’s motion graphics wizard who skillfully interwove the actual words of the theme through the live action, giving a subtle thematic reminder to the finished film.
Another successful collaboration between JUJU and The Secret Garden Party made this distinctive short film a huge success, which has been extensively used as part of their online presence.