Client: Stop Making Sense
Brief: On the beautiful Croatian coastline, halfway between Zadar & Split, lies Tisno and The Garden: a magical secluded bay with its own private beach, a taste of paradise for intrepid party-goers! 4 days and nights of dancing in the sun, by the sea and under the stars, Stop Making Sense was a music event without pretension, full of warmth and a strong sense of community, all about the sunshine, the people, the music and the escape. Our brief was simply to capture and document the fun and frivolity of the music festival across the four days.
Response: Anomalous Visuals were the official documentary team covering the festival for it’s fifth and final year. Keeping kit to a minimum in order to fully immerse ourselves within the festival vibe we used DSLR cameras, portable sliders and light rigs to capture the festivities. Focusing on crowd reactions, dancers, DJ’s and live acts across the varied areas of the Garden – the beach bar, the live arena/woods stage, the off site club Barberella’s and the daily boat parties – our close connection with the promoters allowed us to highlight and record the unique atmosphere of this bespoke event.
Alongside the documentary aspect Anomalous DJ also featured on the musical bill playing his special blend of ambient, electronica, house and techno to daytime crowds on the beach bar stage.
Results: The event photography and video was used by the festival as the main promotional imagery for the website, social media platforms and print campaigns, while also being featured across dance music online press. The 2015 video became a ‘best of’ Stop Making Sense festival and was used to promote ticket sales for there guest promoter appearance at the Electric Elephant festival the following year.
Photography: Egle Trezzi & Antony Price
Videography: Antony Price & Brother Brother