This year at Chelsea we were commissioned to film three show gardens on behalf of their respective sponsors... thousands of viewers have now seen the planning, effort and detail that goes into producing a gold medal winning garden at the most prestigious event of its type in the world.
A 38 hectare field at Bottom Plain farm is now home to 40,000 solar panels. The installation will generate enough power for 2,500 homes and save 4,300 tons of CO2 every year.
We just know 2015 is going to be a great year, and to make sure it gets off to a good start we have an upgrade for our filming services: we now offer our wide lens option as standard equipment on all new time-lapse projects.
At the Chelsea Flower Show this year we filmed the intersection of a passionate sponsor, an award-winning designer and skilled landscaping resulting in an exceptional show garden.
The green-fingered among us, or anyone who can enjoy a garden or allotment, will be fascinated by the growth of plants at this time of year. At the Construct Films studio, one lucky seedling was singled out for a quick time-lapse project...
Back in October we were filming at Huddersfield Town's home ground, the John Smiths Stadium, shooting video and time-lapse for a new music video for local band Redstar, in aid of the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
In many competitive industries a proverb goes "If you're not moving forwards, you're going backwards", as there is simply no way of standing still. Our primary drive at Construct Films is to continuously advance our technology and production standards, and we are delighted to upgrade our filming services for 2014.
An episode in the series looks at the harsh environments on distant planets, searching for evidence of water. To illustrate this, Pioneer asked to use our Rust macro time-lapse which shows rust forming on steel at high magnification.
We provided the clip at 4K Ultra HD, the next-generation quality standard which has four times as much detail as Full HD (1080p) on Blu-ray discs. Pioneer is delivering their series in Full HD, but the larger size of our clip allows Pioneer's editors to crop and zoom into the clip without any loss of quality. Construct Films has experience of producing footage to broadcast-quality standards, which are amongst the most stringent measures of technical video quality.
Our Rust clip has already been used by The King's University College in Canada in materials science classes. Due to its popularity we've made it available as a stock footage clip. We'll be experimenting with more macro time-lapses in the coming months.
Earlier this month we were approached by a client with a challenging brief: could we provide a remotely-managed camera system that takes pictures at least 10 times faster than normal?
We're delighted to announce our new time-lapse filming service. For nearly three months we've been developing the technology and infrastructure to rival the best in the UK, and today it's ready.
Time-lapse video is a fascinating medium that, when coupled with the right kind of project, has the potential to inspire casual viewers, update colleagues on progress and provide an archive of a project.