This is a simple but we hope spectacular little film depicting the coming of spring to the Wirral peninsula, set to music by Amon Tobin. It was not, however, so simple to produce, employing timelapse, motion control, and other tricky techniques in pretty challenging conditions. It was made really as a little bit of a thank you, to all the people who’ve helped us while we’ve been out shooting this last year.
Andy Schonfelder and Alastair Dicks
Easy Muffin from the album Bricolage
The film was produced, not in a day, but over several months in spring 2013. Shot in various locations around the wirral, but mainly on the Dee estuary, at Red Rocks beach and in Dibbinsdale woods.
The video was all shot using the Magic Lantern RAW video hack, on Canon 5D mkII and mkIII. The timelapses were shot as RAW still sequences on a range of Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Motion control was thanks to Dynamic Perceptions kit. Ramping was handled by TriggerTrap Mobile Dongles. Post was via a combination of the Adobe Creative Suite, LRTimelapse, and DaVinci Resolve.
Bridget, Ayşegül and the BBC ‘Seasons’ team. a1ex, a.d., and all the Magic Lantern crew. Alex at digitalSTAGE, Haje at TriggerTrap and Gwegner at LRTimelapse.
And to all those who’ve taken the long way around for the sake of our shots.