TIME LAPSE VIDEO PORTFOLIO

CLIENT  ANDUSIA
 

PROJECT PROMOTIONAL SUITE OF VIDEOS

DESCRIPTION 

Andusia is the UK’s largest independent exporter, offering a full and flexible supply chain solution for collecting and delivering RDF (Refused Derived Fuel is a fuel produced from a range of waste) from UK producers to the energy from waste plants in Europe.

We shot at Immingham Docks, Leeds, Hertford and Oslo to make a suite of videos that explain how the process of turning everyday household waste into energy. We used time lapse to illustrate several key sequences in the waste processing time line

We added several animation elements to reflect the illustrations featured on the Andusia web site.

CLIENT  GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION
 

PROJECT BELLENDEN ROAD AND WESTDOWN ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS

DESCRIPTION 

We worked with Graham and Network Rail to document two simultaneous bridge replacement projects over the May 2018 Bank holiday. We had a large crew covering both sites operating 24 hours a day.  We installed time lapse cameras prior to the weekend and shot both video and photography from the ground and with drones aswell.  We also utilised several mobile time lapse cameras to capture key events in more detail.

CLIENT  VISION MODULAR
 

PROJECT APEX HOUSE

DESCRIPTION 

Vision Modular Systems UK Limited manufactures volumetric 3D structural modules for the Construction Industry to be used in sectors such as Hotels, Residential Apartment Buildings, Student Accommodation, Worker Accommodation and Hospital Bedrooms.  We documented the entire production process and then the journey from Bedford to Wembley. We then filmed the installation of the final module using video, time lapse and drones. This involved four crew members strategically positioned to capture the action in the most dramatic fashion. We visited the site prior to the installation so we could carefully plan our filming , ensuring the client got the best possible film.

 

CLIENT   PIPEX PX
 

PROJECT DOVER SEA WALL

DESCRIPTION 

Pipex PX wanted a short time lapse video to document the installation of a new footbridge. The winter storms of 2015 caused extensive damage to the sea defences at Dover including 250 metres of railway line. This resulted in 40 million pounds worth of emergency works over the next 12 months. Pipex PX designed and manufactured the unique Hybrid FRP pedestrian footbridge.  This work was done during the Christmas period to minimise disruption to the train timetable. The video combines time lapse, video, drone, animation and stills photography   We can provide all these services. Pedestrians and their dogs now have safe access to the beach!

 

CLIENT   THE SPORTS PRESENTATION COMPANY
 

PROJECT BETSAFE STAR SIXES

DESCRIPTION 

The Sports Presentation Company wanted a short time lapse video to document the process of staging the prestigious Betsafe Star Sixes football tournament on at the O2 in London. Four DSLR cameras were placed in ......positions to capture the build of this unique sporting event.  For four days the cameras took a picture every 30 seconds in order to capture the different build processes in detail.   In the opening game Spain outclassed a lack lustre England team (we have heard that before many times)

 

CLIENT   CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL  
 

PROJECT TERMINUS ROAD ENTERPRISE CENTRE

DESCRIPTION 

We received a call from Chichester District Council wanting a time lapse camera on site ASAP as the groundworks had already started. We were able to install a camera the next day.

We now offer a brand new REMOTE LIVE SITE MONITORING service.

Time lapse site monitoring means clients can securely download photographs and view time lapse videos of their project 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  How does it work?  Immediately after one of our site cameras takes a photograph the image is transmitted (via 4G) to our secure server.  The images are then displayed on the secure client on line portal.  This easy to use on line dashboard enables unlimited access to your project using smartphones, tablets or desktop computers.  

 

 

CLIENT  GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION/NETWORK RAIL
 

PROJECT TENNISON ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, NORWOOD JUNCTION, LONDON.

DESCRIPTION 

We were commissioned by GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION to capture this momentous event in South London.  The installation of the new Tennison Road Bridge near Norwood Junction was a construction industry first. The new 565 tonne bridge was ‘pushed’ horizontally over operational rail lines.  We were there to film and photograph the complete construction process over a 15 month period.

To document this unique event took a great deal of planning. We had up to five crew members on site at any one time filming, photographing and flying drones.  Enabling us to deliver a stunning piece of work which all the major stakeholders were delighted with. 

We started documenting this project in April 2014, visiting once a month to photograph its progress. We also attended the major stages of the build to film and fly the drones. Documenting key stages including the demolition of the existing bridge, installation of the temporary footbridge and finally the installation of the new bridge. 

Safety was paramount, not just because it was a very busy site but we were working in very close proximity to a live railway tracks. Difficult conditions such as heavy rain and thick mud, and working during the night made this project a real challenge.

“THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST TIME LAPSES WE’VE SEEN” Network Rail.

CLIENT   STREAMING TANK/HIGH SNOBIETY/DROPBOX  
 

PROJECT DROPBOX MURAL

DESCRIPTION 

Documenting events with time lapse is an original, eye catching way to capture your project on video.  This project for Dropbox was commissioned by Streaming Tank and was shot in Shoreditch, London over five days.  The video was going to be used on social media and featured on the High Snobiety web site.  The brief was to produce a minute long video highlighting the creativity and energy of four graffiti artists painting a mural on a wall.  

Four graffiti artists: Jamie Julien Brown, Roids, Walaha and Pref each had a day and a half to create their artwork using a limited palette of colours. Luckily we didn’t have any heavy rain, which would have affected the working conditions for the artists. The project was managed by Grafittilife, a specialist agency representing prominent  artists in this field.  The collective execute projects all over the UK. Read more on the BLOG

Please visit our CREATIVE TIME LAPSE page featuring loads of information about manned time lapse options

 

 

CLIENT   CREST NICHOLSON  
 

PROJECT ARBORFIELD

DESCRIPTION 

Crest Nicholson wanted to utilise both time lapse and drone footage to document this unique new method of quickly constructing large houses.

We now offer a brand new REMOTE LIVE SITE MONITORING service.

Time lapse site monitoring means clients can securely download photographs and view time lapse videos of their project 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  How does it work?  Immediately after one of our site cameras takes a photograph the image is transmitted (via 4G) to our secure server.  The images are then displayed on the secure client on line portal.  This easy to use on line dashboard enables unlimited access to your project using smartphones, tablets or desktop computers.  

 

 

CLIENT   DEL MONTE  
 

PROJECT RAINBOW FRUIT SALAD

DESCRIPTION 

Del Monte wanted to produce a series of short stop animation promotional videos to promote their new fruit pots. These videos are going to be displayed on large screen within a new WH Smith flagship store at London Heathrow Airport.

CLIENT  AGA LONDON
 

PROJECT AGA LONDON SPITALFIELDS STORE

DESCRIPTION 

Aga London wanted a short video to promote their store in the fashionable area of London called Spitalfields. They wanted to combine time lapse footage of the area with interior shots of the store.

 

CLIENT  VISION MODULAR SYSTEMS AND POCKET LIVING 
 

PROJECT  MOUNTEARL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, STREATHAM, LONDON

DESCRIPTION 

We were commissioned by POCKET to document the complete production and installation process from start to finish.  After visiting the factory we decided that it would be interesting to mount the camera on a fixed rig mounted in the same position on each stage of the production process.  Working inside a busy factory has its challenges, especially than the posts are moving around on rails.

We mounted a camera inside the module during transit to record the journey to site and the lifting procedure, whilst simultaneously filming the lifting from the ground.

“TLVS were the ideal partners to produce our time-lapse films. We gave them complex briefs to showcase our new modular build technique in an innovative way in multiple locations. They went above and beyond to get the footage we wanted and advised every step of the way to ensure that the film was the best it could be. Working in tricky and restrictive conditions, from factory floor to inhospitable sites they were always highly professional, polite and a real pleasure to work with. I could not recommend them more highly!”

Hannah Godwin-Head of Communications

 

CLIENT  GEARHOUSE BROADCAST
 

PROJECT OUTSIDE BROADCAST TRUCK FIT-OUT

DESCRIPTION 

Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in delivering equipment rental, equipment sales, outside broadcast, project solutions and systems integration to many of the world’s most respected broadcasters, production companies and rights holders. They asked us to to document the fit-out of their latest OB truck in readiness for its export to America.  We had five time lapse cameras running simultaneously covering audio, engineering, production, the tail section and the racking.

 

CLIENT   SELF PROMOTION
 

PROJECT PICCADILLY CIRCUS

DESCRIPTION 

Filming great time lapse videos in London is not only great fun but the opportunities to create something really special are numerous. The incredible variety of great architecture and iconic buildings combined with busy traffic and busy crowds make it a perfect place to capture some amazing time lapse videos. When we have a break in filming we love to get into London and film some time lapse videos for stock. We contribute footage to Pond5, one of the worlds leading photography and video stock libraries.  It gives us a chance to experiment with new techniques, equipment and software.  If successful we can then use these new found skills for clients in our work.

Please visit our CREATIVE TIME LAPSE page featuring loads of information about manned time lapse options

 

 

CLIENT   SELF PROMOTION
 

PROJECT LONDON THEATRELAND

DESCRIPTION 

Filming great time lapse videos in London is not only great fun but the opportunities to create something really special are numerous. The incredible variety of great architecture and iconic buildings combined with busy traffic and busy crowds make it a perfect place to capture some amazing time lapse videos. When we have a break in filming we love to get into London and film some time lapse videos for stock. We contribute footage to Pond5, one of the worlds leading photography and video stock libraries.  It gives us a chance to experiment with new techniques, equipment and software.  If successful we can then use these new found skills for clients in our work.

Please visit our CREATIVE TIME LAPSE page featuring loads of information about manned time lapse options

 

 

CLIENT   SELF PROMOTION
 

PROJECT THE BANK OF ENGLAND

DESCRIPTION 

Filming great time lapse videos in London is not only great fun but the opportunities to create something really special are numerous. The incredible variety of great architecture and iconic buildings combined with busy traffic and busy crowds make it a perfect place to capture some amazing time lapse videos. When we have a break in filming we love to get into London and film some time lapse videos for stock. We contribute footage to Pond5, one of the worlds leading photography and video stock libraries.  It gives us a chance to experiment with new techniques, equipment and software.  If successful we can then use these new found skills for clients in our work.

 

From a commercial point of view, and to increase your chances of selling the videos it makes sense to film the most iconic buildings and tourist destinations . But think 'outside the box'. What other possibilities are there?  Photographs and videos portraying 'Business'  have always been big sellers for stock libraries. I chose the Bank of England as a potential subject for these reasons. The economy, BREXIT, mortgages, money, stocks and shares are constantly in the news, and therefore in demand from various media channels.

 

Please visit our CREATIVE TIME LAPSE page featuring loads of information about manned time lapse options

 

 

CLIENT  ACTIVE LUTON
 

PROJECT DIVING AT INSPIRE

DESCRIPTION 

We made this video to promote the world class diving facilities available at Inspire Active Luton.  The brief included interviews with members of the diving club and introductions to the diving coaches Sam and Hayley.  It was great fun to make, the people involved were just amazing to work with.  No doubt the star of the show was Skye, her enthusiasm, energy and smile summed up the diving club.  Working near water does present some challenging filming conditions.  We recently invested in the superb RONIN DJI 3-AXIS STABILIZED HANDHELD GIMBAL SYSTEM or in simpler terms….a camera stabilisation system. We used several time lapse cameras mounted on tripods throughout the shoot. They were located in a variety of locations and ran for varying periods of time.

"Excellent service - particularly good at the creative aspect. If you're stuck for ideas there's no need to worry as they won't be! Very trustworthy and professional”

Lynne Murray-Marketing and PR Manager

 

CLIENT  ENDURE24/MIZUNO
 

PROJECT ENDURE24 ULTRA RUNNING RACE, WASING PARK, READING.

DESCRIPTION 

We helped ENDURE24 and MIZUNO create this awesome video of the 2016 event at Wasing Park.

Mizuno are headline sponsor of this unique event in the running calendar that mixes serious ultra-running with a 24 hour team relay race.

Virtually anyone of any ability level can take part and enjoy a challenging but rewarding weekend of trail running. The five mile race route through Wasing Woods is incredibly scenic and ends with a loop around the campsite where the awesome support from fellow runners never stops.

"TLVS listened carefully to our requirement and advised us how best to achieve it. They were a pleasure to work with and the end result was exactly what we wanted."

Chris Sumner Godwin-Race Solutions

 

 

CLIENT  MARMALADE FILMS
 

PROJECT PADDINGTON THE MOVIE

DESCRIPTION 

It was a late Tuesday afternoon in June and we were busy editing when the phone rang…”Hello, this is Marmalade Films, we would like you to make a time lapse film of London that will feature in the new PADDINGTON MOVIE” ……………..Initially we thought it was a wind up……..it wasn’t and sure enough the next night we were way up high on the east balcony of the Tate Modern setting up our equipment to record a night to day to night time lapse film.  

The film crew had literally just finished shooting the very last scene of the film. As they packed away I was quickly briefed by the Director Paul King and Cinematographer Erik Wilson. Utilising the GENIE motion control device we were shooting anti-clockwise from the City to Centrepoint.  The Genie has a video preview facility, enabling me to show the crew the exact movement that would be recorded.  We set up three cameras, one moving, two static.  Once the composition and movements had been approved, the cameras started to record.

The time lapse sequences were used to illustrate Paddingtons’ quest to find the explorer who discovered him in his native Peru.  The scene features the runaway Paddington, scanning the London skyline.  As he does so, Google map pins pop up across the horizon.

CLIENT  CURO 
 

Curo is a not-for-profit housing and support organisation based in Bath, providing affordable homes and high quality care and support services across the West of England. Curo manage nearly 13,000 homes and are building hundreds of new homes every year.

PROJECT MULBERRY PARK TIME LAPSE

THE BRIEF 

Curo recognised that the building of hundreds of homes at the Mulberry Park site, and bringing the two communities of Foxhill and Combe Down together needed a modern communication tool, to inform and reassure residents that the housing development was a great opportunity for the local area, and for Bath as a whole. By using video the Housing Association captures the development of the historic Mulberry Park scheme, exciting local residents and stakeholders about the new homes and community facilities being provided.

DELIVERING RESULTS

Since early 2014, Time Lapse Video Solutions has been shooting at the development and have created a series of short films about the regeneration of this brownfield site, from demolition of the former MOD offices, to the building of new homes for local people. The films combined eye-catching time lapse footage with interviews from local residents, councillors and senior leaders at Curo.

 

REACH AND ENGAGEMENT

Curo’s youtube channel has over 5,000 views from the video produced by Film Infinity since 2015 engaging and communicating key messages about the changes going on at Mulberry Park and how it affects the local community. 

CLIENT SATISFACTION

TLVS’s contract has been renewed annually since 2014. TLVS will be making information videos about re-housing existing tenants from their older housing stock into the new housing. 

“Working with Chris and Ian to devise the films has been great.  They have brought professionalism and creativity to the process, providing valuable guidance to ensure that we have got the best out of the time lapse footage.  They have also worked hard to put all interviewees at ease, from the chief executive to the local resident. They have delivered video edits and final films promptly, enabling us to upload them quickly to YouTube, our website and social media channels to ensure maximum impact.  We would be happy to recommend TLVS as a supplier.”

 Susan Fletcher-Communications Manager

 

CLIENT  ENERGY WORKS
 

PROJECT LED LIGHT INSTALLATION

DESCRIPTION 

This is one of a number videos we have made for Energy Works over the past couple of years. They illustrate the process involved installing a tailored lighting solution specific to the needs their clients. The cost of the lighting is funded by the energy savings. This timelapse fit-out project was made using mains powered DSLR cameras. Time Lapse Video Solutions is a leading timelapse company specialising in bespoke installations nationwide. 

 

CLIENT  DENTON ASSOCIATES  
 

PROJECT GALLUP AT THE SHARD

DESCRIPTION 

We installed a number of DSLR cameras in a variety of positions to document this fit-out project over three months. We subsequently visited the site to re-locate some of the cameras at planned intervals to capture new angles as the build progressed.  It was a fantastic project to work on as the views are spectacular.  At times it was difficult to concentrate on the work in hand due to the amazing panoramas.

 

CLIENT  STUDIO OUTPUT/BBC DRAMA
 

PROJECT CREATION OF LUTHER MURAL, SHOREDITCH, LONDON

DESCRIPTION 

We received a phone call late Friday afternoon from Laura at STUDIO OUTPUT. Could we shoot a time lapse film on Sunday and Monday, and deliver it by Thursday?  We delivered the film to Laura on Tuesday afternoon!

To publicise the new BBC drama Luther, a team of four graffiti artists from the excellent GRAFFITI LIFE painted a 14 metre mural in New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, East London.

We were there to document the process over the two days utilising Canon DSLR cameras installed with MAGIC LANTERN intervalometer software.

We had one camera positioned to cover the full width of the mural from start to finish.  We moved the second camera at various stages of the painting, recording several key stages of the process in more detail.

"I cannot say enough to thank TLVS for their responsive, professional and dedicated approach to my project. Despite sending the brief to them at late notice they worked quickly to find the best solution  and ensured the process throughout was easy and seamless. Even when the rain was pouring and there were changes of plan, Chris always had a good suggestion, helpful word and never once looked fed up! I had no doubt the final time-lapse would be fantastic and it really was, both us and our end client were delighted. I will definitely be coming back to TLVS again!" 

Laura Newman-Cardwell -Producer

CLIENT  RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
 

PROJECT  RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL, HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE

DESCRIPTION 

We have sponsored the festival for the past four years, each year producing a different promotional film. We shoot over the weekend, and the film is used to promote the festival during the intervening period.  This year we decided to produce a timelapse ‘tour’ film, moving around the whole site in just over two minutes.

We mounted our canon 5D DSLR camera on our new DJI RONIN CAMERA STABILISATION RIG. It is a 3-AXIS stabilised handheld gimbal system with custom sensors, powerful motors and advanced algorithms!  Not sure what all that means but I do know it is the most awesome piece of kit we have ever bought! WE LOVE IT……..and we are sure our clients will too. It raises the bar regarding production values,  as we can now produce the slickest, smoothest camera movements with relative ease.  In this instance we set the camera to shoot time-lapse rather than video. We toured the whole festival site, stopping at key locations to watch the action…and buy ice cream!

One of the highlights of the weekend was the second most awesome piece of equipment we have ever bought. The Time lapse Video Solutions fridge!  It was well stocked with liquid refreshments (Red Stripe) and proved very popular with friends and clients.

“It’s an absolute pleasure working with Time Lapse Video Solutions. Chris and Ian are really in tune with our needs and ‘got’ what we wanted from the start.  They are always extremely accommodating – even when we change the brief time and time again – and are professional to the end.  Thank you!”

Cath Cole-Head of Communications

CLIENT  ENERGY WORKS
 

PROJECT  LED LIGHT INSTALLATION.

DESCRIPTION 

Made using two DSLR cameras running continuously for two weeks.  The cameras were mains powered and positioned high up mounted to existing steel joists.  We installed them utilising a MEWP and ran the power cables securely down the walls.  Our thorough safety training enables us to work safely in challenging environments such as busy factories.  Working closely with ENERGY WORKS and the on-site staff is key so we can identify appropriate camera positions and devise a plan of action that will satisfy the brief.

CLIENT  TORCH/HEINZ
 

PROJECT  STREET FOOD

DESCRIPTION 

We made a suite of films featuring recipes collected from a selection of popular UK street vendors.  Filming from directly above is back in vogue so were keen to adopt this viewpoint for these time lapse videos.  

Our sister company FILM INFINITY can make your product, service or event look amazing! We have worked with some of the biggest names in the food industry including Heinz, McCains and Kerrymaid.  We can shoot your video at our fully equipped studio (just 30 minutes from Kings Cross) or on location.

We enjoy close close relationships with several top food stylists, writers, recipe testers and home economists

 

CLIENT  RES
 

PROJECT  RES WADLOW WIND FARM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

DESCRIPTION 

We were commissioned by RES to record the erection of a wind turbine at Wadlow Farm Wind Farm in Cambridgeshire.

Firstly the three 25m tower shafts are erected on top of one another, then the nacelle (gearbox etc) is located on top before the 45m rotor blades are added.

An awesome piece of engineering and a fascinating day watching this construction process. It was a very early start, the cameras started rolling at 6.45 am and finished some 12 hours later. I had a car boot full of sandwiches and several flasks of tea to keep me going. I sat in my deck chair, on a beautiful day watching the wildlife whilst getting quite a nice tan. Don’t get me wrong it was extremely hard work!!

The time lapse condenses 12 hours of real time down to just 3 minutes

 

 

CLIENT  COEL
 

PROJECT  OPTIMAL PAYMENTS FIT-OUT, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

DESCRIPTION 

The COEL brief was to record the entire six week fit out from at least two angles, capturing the installation of the walls right through to the delivery and positioning of the furnture.

This particular project required a great deal of planning as the interior of the building was to be divided up into smaller office spaces as the fit out progressed.  Some walls were going to be glass whereas others were solid. This meant it was critical where we placed our cameras.  If we got this wrong it meant we could have a wall appear directly in front of the lens after only a few hours or days of the time lapse starting,  blocking the view of the cameras!!

We could not run our power supply extension cables across the floors due to the on going building works.  This problem was solved by directing them up inside the ceiling void out of harms way.

We sat down with Tony the Site Manager to study the plans and scheduling so we could formulate a plan for our camera positioning and timings.  Week one would involve one camera set-up, week two, two cameras and week three both those cameras being moved to alternative positions to record new angles.  The cameras were firing one frame every sixty seconds, 60 frames an hour, 1440 frames in a day, 10080 a week!!!

CLIENT  JCA
 

PROJECT  MITSUBISHI UFJ SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL, ROPEMAKER PLACE, LONDON.

DESCRIPTION 

A film made for JCA GROUP Maintenance Division featuring the construction of a Japanese style pagoda they designed and built for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International at their London office in the city. We combined real time footage with over 120,000 time lapse images to create this short video.