This is Sunderland – Timelapse Part 2: Tones of Town (Finally)

Part 2 of the ‘This is Sunderland’ timelapse series, and probably the last, unless somebody wants to commission (ie pay for) another. Filmed over two years across Wearside, scenes include:

Roker Pier and Lighthouse
Wearmouth Bridge
Stadium of Light
Roker Park Illuminations
Tunstall Hill
Victoria Viaduct
Fulwell Mill
Town Centre – Astral/Solar/Planet Houses
Fawcett Street

With thanks to the ever-generous David and Peter Brewis in allowing use of the previously unreleased instrumental version of Field Music’s Tones of Town. Original track from the album Tones of Town, released on Memphis Industries in 2007.

School of Language – Dress Up

Early in 2014 I filmed and directed a video to accompany a School of Language song, one of David Brewis’ (Field Music) rather excellent other musical pursuits! And on 7th April 2014, it got released online. An absolute pleasure to work on, the video was shot over 4 or 5 chilly evenings up and down the North East Coast from South Shields to Sunderland, and consists of roughly 5,000 individual frames animated:

This is Sunderland – Timelapse

Night time scenes from around Wearside, taking in all the sights: Pensher Monument; three bridges; Roker lighthouse and the coast; the River Wear to name but a few. With a couple of brief visits to Seaham and Souter snuck in! A video shot and edited (very) informally over 4 years with a Canon 5D Mkii. BEST VIEWED IN HD 720p. Hopefully the next one won’t take quite as long…



Lumiere Durham in 4 minutes

Scenes from Lumiere Durham 2013 crammed into 4 minutes of technicolour timelapse scenes. Enjoy.


Roker Park Lights 2013

Mini timelapse shot in Roker Park on the 3rd November 2013, the final night of the Roker Lights (Illuminations).

This year had a strong Alice in Wonderland theme, the highlight for me being a final night floating tea party on the Roker Park pond. Hopefully the tap will be back next year…

Northern Lights over Sunderland

Aurora Borealis captured from Roker Pier looking North on the evening of the 9th October 2012. The light pollution made it very faint to the naked eye but the camera picked up the activity in the skies. Certainly not the most spectacular display of the lights but considering the location and light pollution from the seafront it’s quite impressive all the same. Really kicks in at around the 10 second mark! Best viewed in HD 720p.