Posted on April 15, 2016, by Robbie Allen

“The staff at Lobster Pictures have been great to work with - we look forward to the rest of the project!”

Claire Lampon, Digital Media Officer for Historic Royal Palaces

Time-lapse is a fantastic way to capture small, detailed changes, which makes it a popular choice for documenting nature.

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently installed two time-lapse cameras in the gardens at Hampton Court Palace, which will run until September this year.  

The first camera will capture the busy Kitchen Garden as it changes through the seasons and is harvested:

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The second camera is documenting the growth of The Great Vine, the largest and oldest grape vine in the world!

Our cameras record at astonishingly high resolution (up to 8K UHD) which means that close details such as developing grapes will be fully captured, whilst also showing the huge vine in its entirety as a contrast.

The Lobster Pot, freshly installed in the glass house supporting The Great Vine:

Historic Royal Palaces, who look after the palace and its surrounding gardens, have also taken advantage of one of our services in particular - the automatic and continuous generation of a time-lapse video, which can be embedded straight into web pages.  Visit the HRP website to see this in action for both The Great Vine and The Kitchen Garden.

 

Why Time-Lapse?

Claire Lampon, digital media officer for Historic Royal Palaces has been overseeing the project and has been our main contact throughout.  We asked for her thoughts on the project and she said:

“The installation of the cameras was easy and quick. The team were very helpful and informative and we were able to see and adjust the shot before confirming it.

“This year, we are celebrating the rich history of Hampton Court Palace gardens and this time-lapse footage will enable us to capture the life of the gardens over the course of six months.

“Positioned in the Great Vine, planted by master gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1768, the Vine is the oldest and largest in the world. The time-lapse will capture the vine's growth from leaf to grape!

“The other camera is situated in the busy Kitchen Garden overlooking the palace. The seasonal crop changes will make for wonderful footage as we chart the life of the gardens over the course of the year. 

“Time-lapse gives a sense of scale otherwise not easily captured when it comes to gardens. To watch the Great Vine grow in just 2 minutes is quite special and we are really looking forward to seeing how it will develop.

“The staff at Lobster Pictures have been great to work with - we look forward to the rest of the project!”

The installation of these time-lapse cameras follows a successful project with the National Trust at Stourhead.  We love working on creative, high-profile projects such as these - get in touch if you think we could help you with yours!