Portland, Ore.'s Into the Woods Will Chronicle Treefort Bands


Portland, Ore. filmmakers will descend on Boise during Treefort Music Fest.
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  • Portland, Ore., filmmakers will descend on Boise during Treefort Music Fest.

A strong sign of Treefort Music Fest's second-year success is the number of out-of-towners who have taken notice. This year Portland, Ore., videographers Into the Woods have big plans to capture Boise in Treefort's second year.

Into the Woods is known for its high-quality video production documenting Portland's music scene. The site recently released a short with Treefort artist Shy Girls, in an installment of "Feels Like Home," directed by Chris Cantino.

"There'll be 10 of us," said Into the Woods Creative Director Cantino. "We'll basically have two crews while we're over there."

Armed with two dozen lenses, 10 DSLR cameras, a slew of tripods, generators and lights, Into the Woods will create professional-quality videos chronicling Treefort artists, playing at conventional and out-of-the-ordinary venues.

"What Into the Woods is really about doing are performance videos in unusual locations," said Cantino. "So we’re taking people out to places like Table Rock, we’re going to shoot at the Old Penitentiary, we’re going to do a couple shows in cars—like moving automobiles."

Preliminary plans call for doing three to five shoots per day, and include working with Boise film mainstays Retroscope Media, creators of the Road to Treefort series. In addition, Into the Woods plans to shoot with two or three up-and-coming Boise bands. As for who the crews will film?

"I'm going to keep it a secret," said Cantino.