JAI THEP – And other Thailand Events
Perhaps my most ambitious project to date, responsible for filming and editing a highlight video for a 3 day, 2 night music and arts festival based on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.
Around 3000 people attended 2019’s festival, which featured artists and musicians from around the world.
I dragged all my gear to the festival, utilizing a variety of equipment, including a GH4, an iPhoneX and stabilizer, and an action camera. Also coordinating with a filmmaker responsible for some fantastic drone and GoPro sequences, shot with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and GoPro Hero Black 7.
The main challenge in post production was editing all the different 4k elements, and making a seamless montage, lining up the different footage and making it look coherent. Also, summarizing and attempting to capture the festival highlights and overall vibe. Color correcting footage from a variety of sources and sensors was an interesting challenge…lining up 4k from 4 different sources to create a single montage.
Balancing that with getting appropriate footage for the two main sponsors, Leo and Moose Beer, and fulfilling various criteria for the client.
A great experience all around!
As for the other films in the playlist…
Synergy is a popular Chiang Mai based New Years Eve party. In 2018 it was held in a nightclub called November Chiangmai. I was hired to capture the event and it’s highlights, and to feature the activities. I started by capturing sunset with my DJI Spark, and returned to the club later to capture the nights’ activities, including performers, DJs, art, stalls, and more.
Gaia Beats Pool Party. Client – Naff Events https://www.facebook.com/naffevents/
Filmed – January 2019 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Filmed and edited with a highlight reel/montage in mind, using a variety of equipment, for example, an action camera for the time lapse montage and underwater shots in the pool. Just something light and fun, to reflect the happy mood and atmosphere of the event.
SYNERGY 2020. Client – Naff Events https://www.facebook.com/naffevents/
Filmed – New Years Eve 2019 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Filmed and edited with a highlight reel/montage in mind, using my new portable setup, an iPhoneX and my Insta360 One X.
Below is a selection of images grabbed from my cellphone for promotional material during the Jai Thep Festival