The excitement around the World Cup has reached record levels as we approach the final games. Although England’s World Cup dream is over this time, we did incredibly well in the competition. As our national anthem was proudly bellowed at stadiums in Qatar, it offered us all a rare chance of communal national pride as we cheered on our boys. These football games mean so much more than a game of kick about, although, ‘it’s not coming home’ this year, we know one day it will.
Here we look at a number of projects where we have used our specialised rapid-motion capture technology to time-lapse events at various stadiums and arenas. We reflect on some of the consistent high-quality capture that we have produced for our clients to show precisely why we are the leading provider of time-lapse solutions in the UK.
Time-lapse of football stadiums
At Time-Lapse Systems we have been fortunate enough to have worked at a number of football grounds in the UK. Through our micro-managed capture and the personal viewing platform, which we offer to all clients, these projects could be remotely managed and monitored at all times, especially at kick-off.
When GL events asked us to capture the demolition of the old East Stand and the construction of the new Sir Elton John stand at Watford Football Club, we were delighted. In addition to seating fans, the stand houses the players’ changing room, television gantry, and tunnel and honours the team’s former chairman, Sir Elton John, who proudly attended the opening ceremony.
We have also captured footage at the Emirates stadium in North London. We documented an Arsenal FC game for UEFA and filmed the setup, the match, and the de-rig of this game against AC Milan.
Our accredited and experienced engineers captured a range of different shots, using our bespoke custom-made systems including, wide-angle panoramas and close-up shots from the pitch side. Our team is always happy to capture footage exactly to our client’s specifications.
St Andrews – The Open
In 2015 we captured The Open Championship in St Andrews. We installed an off-grid solar-powered system to record a two-tier grandstand, which was the first of its kind! Here at Time-lapse Systems we always ensure that we deliver the best possible results to our clients, we achieve this through our fully bespoke service where each camera is built in-house with our client’s needs in mind. Our engineers are highly skilled, accredited, and experienced which allows us to negotiate any challenge.
Wimbledon- No 1 Court
Wimbledon is the first and oldest tennis tournament, starting in 1877. We time-lapsed the construction of a new roof on the second biggest court: ‘Court 1’. Our engineers meticulously planned and researched where to get the best possible shots of the complete construction of the court’s new roof using a number of our bespoke camera systems. Our specialised remote viewing platform allowed our clients to view progress in real-time, and our skilled editors were able to monitor each of the cameras remotely adjusting camera rates and settings to ensure that this project was recorded in all of its splendour.
We have also proudly worked in partnership with a number of rugby clubs such as Saracens and Leicester Tigers. We proudly time-lapsed the regeneration work at Leicester Tigers’ Granby Hall site, as it was transformed into a beautiful leisure complex.
Alton Towers- Pop Concert
We have also partnered with Alton Towers to capture Pink’s live performance at the park. We filmed the construction of the stage, the concert and the de-rig.
Our work on these many projects shows that we have the skills, experience, and know-how to deliver the highest quality time-lapse.
We have worked with a range of different clients in many different sectors and can capture any commercial or private project for any period of time. If you would like more information, please get in touch.