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Download Festival

Client: Live Nation Events

Spellbinder's Ben Sherriff worked in a small core team directly with Live Nation to create promo and highlights media from the classic Rock festival's home at Donnington. We shot media at the festival for two consecutive years (in 2016 and 2017) providing roaming coverage as well as on stage and pit filmed content.

Production: Live Nation

Producer and Director: Adam Edworthy

Camera Operator (Steadicam): Ben Sherriff

Focus Puller: Jed Darlington-Roberts

Format: Sony FS7 with Zeiss Classic Lenses

Platforms: Broadcast, Facebook, YouTube

Mud, sweat and tears! We’ve shot at Download festival three times, twice for Live Nation and last year with Universal. It’s a great festival that really is unique in the calendar because of the heavier music on show – these fans and bands know how to rock. There is always a really happy and friendly vibe at the festival and wherever you point your camera there is always someone interesting at the other end of your lens. Ben and Jed worked together locking in Steadicam coverage of all the key stages. We were also given the task of shooting the crazy demolition derby and many full on crowd shots.

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