SZIGET FESTIVAL 2013 : August 5 - 12
Here we go!
Another year flew by and we are all packing camera gear and underwear in our respective homes for Sziget Festival 2013. Aldo has built us a new site, with a shiny back-end that may not be visible to you, but you will certainly notice how much quicker our panoramas will come on-line at » Sziget360.com.
And don't forget that Tessa is also taking loads of stills, which too, will get daily updates on our » FaceBook page.
We started shooting 360 degree panoramic videos at the Festival in 2005. Technology finally caught up with our early inspirations, so you can expect a lot of new material to surface from this exciting genre shortly after the Festival.
» Here is a yet imperfect, low-res, raw sample for the uninitiated.
NOTE: The above footage weighs in at a hefty 170MB and you will need to exercise a little bit of patience before it kicks in. Oh, but you will certainly agree that this is the trippiest 360 footage you can find anywhere!
And if that got you the least bit excited, » try the interactive version, too!
2012: Day -1
Day -1 was a scorcher! The official temperature was 36°C, but the temperature in the direct sun must have reached even higher levels. The Main Stage was adorned with sprinklers above the crowd. But as the sun set the tempearture dropped to a less extreme level, and the crowds gathered for the performance of Daloskönyv and their many friends on the Main Stage.
Sziget has begun!
[See the first of this years panoramas]
[Visit our facebook page for additional photos]
2012: 20 Years of Sziget! We're ready for another round
Last year we passed a milestone when Andras Frenyo took panoramic photos on his 10th Sziget festival (see below). But this year we're humbled by the 20th anniversary edition of the Sziget festival. Wow!
We're ready for another round. Are you?
2011: It's our birthday!
Can you believe we've been doing this for 10 years?
This year marks the 10th year Andras Frenyo is taking panoramas at the Sziget Festival. He started out in 2001, but did not make it to Sziget 2003. Starting from 2005 he invited a varying team of panorama photographers to join his celebration of all that makes Sziget such an awesome festival.
So if you see this guy, buy him a beer. He'll have lots of stories to tell you. And he might just take a panorama photo of you, if you gather some of your friends around him.
[See Andras' humble beginnings in 2001]
[See the full archive of panoramas]
2011: Pre-festival: We're ready for you Sziget!
We're prepped and ready to start taking wicked pictures of Sziget Festival 2011! Our international team of veteran Sziget panorama-photographers is on site, or will be arriving shortly.
If, in the next few days, you see a photographer with a camera on a stick or a tripod, frantically taking images in odd directions, it is probably one of us, having fun...
We're stoked. Are you?
On a practical note: if you want one of us to take a picture of you and your friends, make sure you look your prettiest and gather around us! Like the group of Italians last year. We respond to offers of beer.
[Italians up Close]
2011: Pre-festival: A stage fit for a Prince
The festival hasn't even started, and we're already on the job. Krisztina and Sandor, two of our Hungarian panorama-photographers, explored the island when the main stages were being constructed. Can you believe Prince will be performing on this stage in a couple of days? Can you believe how green the island looks?
[Watch the Main Stage construction Panorama]
2011: Pre-festival: Follow us!
You can now follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with our adventures at Sziget! Use the buttons in the righthand column to follow the festival.