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Last month, we had the absolute pleasure of shooting the TD Halifax Jazz Fest!

The TD Halifax Jazz Fest (HJF) is the oldest and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada, beginning back in 1987, attracting thousands of tourists, local and visiting musicians and run by hundreds of amazing volunteers. The festival includes everything from soft-seat concerts, club shows to educational workshops – including performances by world renowned and local musicians alike.

Headlining the HJF for its big return after three very long years (live music, oh how we missed you!!!!) were: Half Moon Run, Tank and the Bangas, Perfume Genius, Molly Johnson and a special celebration performance of 25 Years from The Mellotones.

For us as content creators, our mission when shooting events like this, specifically with live performance, is to capture the feeling of what it is to be there – we want the audience to feel connected to the experience whether they were happened to be there in person or not. HJF is unique festival in that its locations are spread throughout the entire downtown core, with each stage having its own energy and visuals for us to capture. From the main stage at Foundation Lot on the waterfront or a free show in the Hydrostone park, our objective was to shoot content that highlighted all the experiences this festival offers. Using video and photography, we capture authentic reactions, emotions and moments throughout the festival to provide content to our client that can be used for marketing, branding and promotional purposes for years to come.

Shooting festivals such as HJF is such an amazing opportunity because it is the ultimate culmination of all creative industries coming together to build an unforgettable experience for the audience. From lighting and sound technicians to stage builders, marketing managers to performers, content creators to live performers – everyone works together using their own unique skill set to create something truly amazing.

Working with HJF was such an enjoyable experience for us – it felt like our city was finally alive again! We are honoured to have been able to capture the endless talent, amazing fans and next-level performances this festival brought to Halifax.

Thank you to TD Halifax Jazz Fest and PR Hive for having us! We had more dance parties than we can count and couldn’t be more excited to have large scale live music return to our city!

Check out all the amazing moments from TD Halifax Jazz Fest 2022!