This video shows the crane at the One The Elephant site in Elephant & Castle extending to its full height of 140m in June & July 2014. Watch out for more timelapse videos here or visit the website for more information www.onetheelephant.com

CATCH SITE-EYE’S CROSSRAIL FOOTAGE IN THIS NEW 3 PART BBC2 DOCUMENTARY SERIES

The BBC will air a three-part documentary taking the public behind the scenes of Europe’s largest infrastructure project as it constructs a new rail line through the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities.

BBC 2’s Fifteen Billion Pound Railway airs on 16 July at 9pm and follows the construction of the new train tunnels and stations under London.

Our post-production team have spent the last few months liaising with the series’ project crew to deliver a whole range of the unique footage that has been captured in the near 4 years that Site-Eye have been capturing exclusive content for the Crossrail project.

Site-Eye’s time-lapse footage will feature heavily within the show so be sure to catch the first episode next Wednesday.

For more information see: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/the-bbc-goes-behind-the-scenes-for-crossrail-documentary-series

TOUR DE FRANCE

In the midst of a relative smorgasbord summer of sport it might have been easy to forget about the Tour De France. Not so easy when it is taking place just outside your office, however.

The members of Site-Eye’s northern office were treated to the spectacle of the French event’s inaugural race through Yorkshire on Sunday, and obviously, it was captured in time-lapse.

Filming riders going past at 25mph however, is not so easy. So instead we set up Site-Eye’s unique time-lapse equipment to film the day’s events at the specially erected Spectator Hub.

The Hub was organised by Hebden Bridge Round Table on behalf of Calderdale Council, with all profits made on the day (over 12k!) going to local good causes.

Nearly 2.5 Million people are reported to have lined the route over the two days of the ‘Yorkshire Grand Depart’ with Sunday’s race won by the Italian Vincenzo Nibali.

BRITISH FILM TO INCLUDE SITE-EYE TIME-LAPSE

Sequences of time-lapse footage shot by Site-Eye’s Brian McClave and collaborator Gavin Peacock is to be included in an upcoming British film.

'Irons in the Fire', a 3D film, is “an inspirational documentary telling the story of 5 young Londoners who have overcoming real world adversity by learning a skill that is transforming their lives. It features 5 very different organisations who use dance, acting, sport, cooking and music to open the door of opportunity to ‘at-risk’ youth. The voice over is provided by the film’s ambassador Idris Elba and features the luminous poetry of George the Poet.”

The Site-Eye footage that has been chosen to feature in the film include various 3D sequences from around East London. It was originally shot a couple of years ago as part of Brian and Gavin’s entry into the ‘Easy End Film Festival’.

'93 Million Miles', another 3D film made by Brian and Gavin, was last year the recipient of the ‘Best of show’ award at the World’s Premier 3D Innovation Conference.

'Irons in the Fire' will be transmitted on SkyArts and Sky3D on June 11 at 18:30 and then again on June 14th at 17:00, with a full London premiere to be held on June 22nd.

STOCKLEY BRIDGE SLIDE

Site-Eye have filmed another important milestone in the construction of the Crossrail project.

A 120m long new flyover at Stockley, Hillingdon, has been lifted into place in a move which has been described as the “largest single span rail bridge to have been installed.. ..since the days of Brunel”.

Site-Eye captured the entirety of the works which saw two jacks launching the bridge slide with a force equivalent to that needed to lift 115 London taxis.  

Once in service the bridge will connect Crossrail’s new Heathrow train route to the existing Great Western Main Line, creating a direct service that will run between the country’s largest airport and central London reaching Bond Street in 26 minutes and Canary Wharf in 40 minutes.

Our long-term time-lapse camera systems have been capturing the progress of the Crossrail Stockley site for the past six months.

In addition to this we installed four of our specialised short-term cameras to film the movements of the bridge slide.

These shorter term systems allow us to tailor the positioning of the cameras and time-lapse rate to specially accommodate the specific works that are taking place. The mixing of this with our long-term permanent cameras creates unique footage that blends between the day-to-day construction works and the one-off pieces of engineering such as this bridge slide.

Matthew White, Surface Director at Crossrail said: “Launching a thousand tonne bridge over the Great Western Main Line is quite a feat of engineering and one that I’m sure would have made Brunel proud.”

Go to www.crossrail.co.uk for more information on the Crossrail project.

ARSENAL CELEBRATE FA CUP WIN WITH SITE-EYE
Site-Eye have spent the weekend teaming up with Arsenal FC to produce a series of time-lapse films to commemorate their FA Cup win.
0-1 down.. 0-2 down.. all the way, through the pains of extra time, to an eventual 3-2 Arsenal victory. Site-Eye have been there to capture it all.
Site-Eye have become Arsenal fans for the weekend.
Ordinarily we wouldn’t show bias towards any football team over another (and if we were to it would be towards a South rather than North London club) however for one weekend only Site-Eye are proud Gunners.
On Saturday the Emirates Stadium invited 20,000 fans to a special screening event of the match. Three big screens were erected for the occasion allowing all of the drama to be played out within the setting of their home ground. 
Site-Eye were commissioned to time-lapse the event, beginning with the construction of the pitch-side screens to their dismantling once the cup was secured (and all of the heartache and jubilation in-between!).
Watch the resultant video, which was played out in front of the celebrating fans and players earlier today, here: http://bit.ly/1lR6Lif
We are also currently in the process of finalising a video showing the victory parade and subsequent trophy celebration which was time-lapsed earlier today. Keep an eye on the Arsenal homepage for the resultant footage.

ARSENAL CELEBRATE FA CUP WIN WITH SITE-EYE

Site-Eye have spent the weekend teaming up with Arsenal FC to produce a series of time-lapse films to commemorate their FA Cup win.

0-1 down.. 0-2 down.. all the way, through the pains of extra time, to an eventual 3-2 Arsenal victory. Site-Eye have been there to capture it all.

Site-Eye have become Arsenal fans for the weekend.

Ordinarily we wouldn’t show bias towards any football team over another (and if we were to it would be towards a South rather than North London club) however for one weekend only Site-Eye are proud Gunners.

On Saturday the Emirates Stadium invited 20,000 fans to a special screening event of the match. Three big screens were erected for the occasion allowing all of the drama to be played out within the setting of their home ground.

Site-Eye were commissioned to time-lapse the event, beginning with the construction of the pitch-side screens to their dismantling once the cup was secured (and all of the heartache and jubilation in-between!).

Watch the resultant video, which was played out in front of the celebrating fans and players earlier today, here: http://bit.ly/1lR6Lif

We are also currently in the process of finalising a video showing the victory parade and subsequent trophy celebration which was time-lapsed earlier today. Keep an eye on the Arsenal homepage for the resultant footage.

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SITE-EYE ON BOARD AT BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET REDEVELOPMENT

For over 2 years Site-Eye has been time-lapsing the overhaul of Birmingham New Street station.

With 140,000 people using the station every day it is the busiest station outside of London and with a train departing the station on average every 37 seconds it is also the busiest interchange in the UK. The station was last re-developed in 1967 when passenger numbers were half of what they are today.

The new station is being designed to be able to cope with the number of passengers and trains expected for the next 40 years. The project commenced in September 2009 with completion due in the summer of 2015.


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In 2003 the station was voted the ‘second biggest eyesore in the UK’ by readers of Country Life magazine and as being the joint second worst station in the country for customer satisfaction.

As a result several consultations and plans for the station’s redevelopment were proposed before settling on the current scheme. The changes to the station will include a new concourse three and a half times the size of the existing one, this will be supplemented by a new domed atrium built at the centre to allow natural light to illuminate in. All platforms will be refurbished and equipped with new escalators and lifts, the station facade will undergo an extensive facelift and all station entrances will also be revamped. The station will also become the terminus of the city-centre extension of the Midland Metro. A new environmentally friendly office will be built to give the train crews a place to relax and the existing ‘Pallisades Shopping Centre’ will be completely refurbished and reopened as ‘Grand Central Birmingham’ featuring a key flagship John Lewis store.

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The redevelopment of the station is about more than just a modernising of the railways, it is also expected to boost tourism to the city as well as creating jobs and bringing investment into the city’s businesses.

Site-Eye are on board to time-lapse this redevelopment project for the entirety of the project. Using our state of the art, unique time-lapse services and dedicated employees to monitor and maintain the 4 cameras that we currently have on site, capturing the works from several different angles, allowing a ‘first class’ comprehensive record of the construction works that are taking place.

NEW DEVELOPMENT ON LONDON’S OXFORD STREET

Site-Eye are filming a new development project on London’s world renowned Oxford Street.

Following on from the successful time-lapse filming of the construction of Park House at the western end of the street, we now move to the eastern end and the Dukelease development.

Overlooking Soho Square the building will rise to 6 floors. The first two floors will comprise office and retail space, including a 35,000 sq ft flagship Zara store. The remaining floors will mix affordable and luxury residential units.

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A Site-Eye camera has been capturing the site since November last year.

The Dukelease team recently described the progress of the regeneration project thusly: ”Dukelease’s £23M flagship development in Oxford Street is underway! With demolition and underpinning completed in May the site has since progressed with contractors Wates through full excavation and construction of sub-basement and core footings.”

Completion is due in February 2015 by which time our time-lapse system will have taken around 1 million images.

You can watch a time-lapse video of the progress so far at the site via this link: http://www.dukelease.com/development-gallery/4/oxford-street