Digital Bristol: time-lapse filming

One of the largest free programmes of events, workshops and panels ever to be held in Bristol took place in January 2013 in the form of Digital Bristol Week. In this short film made by student Fabian Martin, Robbie Allen from Lobster Pictures explains the art and craft of making time-lapse using DSLRs.

The week-long schedule of networking, training and knowledge exchange for the creative industries was hosted and produced by the BBC Bristol Partnership.

Each day had a different theme and focus. Events ranged from presentations on the future of broadcasting to workshops on key skills such as production management, while also taking in technology demonstrations, leadership seminars, social events and much more.

"Digital technology has totally changed how we do what we do." – Robbie Allen

As a part of the event the BBC Academy worked with students from UWE, the University of the West of England to make a number of short films. The students had to find the story, shoot and edit it in a few hours with coaching and support from Deirdre Mulcahy, one of the BBC Academy's multimedia trainers.

In this short film made by Fabian Martin about time-lapse film making, Robbie Allen from Lobster Pictures explains the art and craft of making time-lapse using DSLRs.

Digital Bristol Week was produced by the BBC in partnership with the University of the West of England, Creative Skillset, Bristol Media, Bristol City Council, Bristol University, Creative England and the Pervasive Media Studio.