EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene-based production company Legit Grit released "The Digital Renaissance" last week, exploring the relationship between Internet culture and the electronic music scene.
The film was shot on location in Black Rock City, Nev., during the 2011 Burning Man event and features interviews with electronic music performers and other artists.
Legit Grit was started by freelance photographer Joshua Lee and multi-platform journalist Mark Costigan in June 2011. Brett Crosse later joined the company.
Crosse and Lee are both graduates of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. Costigan is a senior in the journalism program.
"The Digital Renaissance" features interviews with bass music innovators such as Freq Nasty, Beats Antique, EOTO, Minnesota and Love and Light.
The piece also features insight from Burning Man founder Larry Harvey and Board Director Marion Goodell.
"Digital Renaissance" was shot on two Nikon DSLR cameras in the harsh, desert environment of the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert, the dry lake bed of the ice-age era Lake Lahontan.
Legit Grit filmed their interviews with "guerrilla-style" tactics, often catching artists minutes after their set in the middle of the night.
Lee and Crosse used improvisational light set-ups, incorporating everything from headlamps to color-changing LED bulbs.
The group hopes to capture more events throughout 2012, providing comprehensive coverage including photos, articles, and high-definition videos.