Time-lapsing at the inaugural multi-sport European Championships 2018

IN just two months an indoor tennis court was transformed into a state-of-the-art synchronised swimming venue – and we were there to time-lapse it.

Our camera system documented this major preparation work in Glasgow, ahead of the city hosting key events during the 2018 European Championships.

Utilising rapid interval capture – one of our main specialisms – we meticulously documented the unique technical work undertaken, within the tight time specifications required for the project.

Careful management of the camera system was vital to ensure a sustained high quality of capture despite the fast-paced changes from within the venue.

The time-sensitive nature of the build – with the synchronised swimming one of the first events to start last Friday, 3 August – meant that our editors had to provide a quick turnaround.

Despite the tight timeframe, we delivered multiple fully post-produced time-lapse videos to our clients at Glasgow 2018, which have been widely shared and well received on their social media channels.

Glasgow 2018 European Championships from Hideaway Studios Group on Vimeo.

Our time-lapse footage was also specially requested by the BBC for use as part of their news reports.

The 2018 European Championships is the first of its kind, bringing together almost 5,000 athletes from disciplines such as athletics, aquatics and cycling in a ‘mini-Olympics-style’ event.

Among those to have shared the video are GL events, who provided the pool and spectator seating for this temporary swimming venue.

We have previously captured time-lapse from other high-profile projects the temporary structure provider has worked on, including solar-powered capture of the first ever two-tier grandstand at St Andrews Links ahead of The Open Championship 2015 in Scotland.

Our proven track record in carrying out specialist short-term capture for special events also includes other prestigious venues such as the Horse Guards Parade at St James’s Park, as well as our creatively challenging year-long time-lapse at the Royal Albert Hall.

We are delighted to have been commissioned to help document this major development for the first-ever European Championships, marking another huge moment for both Glasgow’s and Scotland’s sporting history following the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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