Time-lapse & Video Production Discussion at Bath Untapped Event

On Thursday 25th April, I was invited to speak at marketing event organised by the lovely people at Bath Untapped.

After a screening of my time-lapse film of Bath (below), I discussed my time-lapse production process with Oli Hill from Media Space Advertising, shared my insights into how video can help businesses hit their marketing objectives, and also showed some recent work to the audience.

It was a great evening and I really enjoyed meeting some new faces after the talks!

Thank you to Derryn Vranch for letting me use the images from the event, and thanks again to Oli and Sam (from We Are Wild Vine) for inviting me along!

In case you missed it, here is my time-lapse film of Bath, created at the back end of 2018.


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From Above: The Bath Half 2019 in 4K

On Sunday 17th March 2019, we had the pleasure of providing our aerial cinematography expertise to capture stunning footage of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon from the air, commissioned by Running High Events Ltd, and working closely with Suited and Booted Studios who used our footage in their race-day wrap-up video: https://vimeo.com/325036292

The brief? Show how the Bath Half Marathon takes place in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and that the route meanders through the streets of the Georgian city.

The weather had been terrible all week: non-stop rain and gale-force winds. However, the day started with clear skies, and the rain only returned well after the race had finished.

Here’s a quick 2 minute edit using just some of the sequences were able to capture on the day.

Equipment Used:

DJI Inspire 2

DJI X5S Camera

DJI 15mm

Olympus 45mm

Software Used:

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe After Effects

All necessary permissions were obtained from Bath Rugby and the Bath Film Office. An aerial team of 4 ensured legal separation distances on take-off and landing were maintained.

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Snowfall in Bath

The snow began to fall in the late afternoon of Thursday 31st January 2019. The following morning, February began with roughly 8 inches of fresh powder covering the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. 

I grabbed my Canon 1DX Mark II and wrapped up my 70-200mm lens with a plastic cover and headed out into the blizzard-like conditions to capture people braving the winter chill to either get to work or to simply enjoy the snow.

The Canon 1DX Mark II is renowned for its leading autofocus. However, it was snowing so much that the autofocus struggled at times, despite dual-pixel AF!

The following morning, conditions were perfect for a quick flight with my DJI Mavic Pro drone - shot using an ND4 Polar Pro filter.

That’s all for now. Fingers crossed we get some more snow this winter!

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Sam Gillespie is a photographer and filmmaker based in Bath, UK. Sam is also a fully insured, CAA-approved PfCO drone pilot.

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