Suburban sky - Timelapse
My first go at doing a timelapse of the night sky, attempting to capture the movement of the earth rotating on it’s axis. Unfortunately it got cloudy, but the few hours it was clear were much better than expected. It’s amazing how many stars you can see, even in an urban environment, surrounded by copious amounts of light pollution.
Images were taken with a canon 60d and 10-20mm f3.5 lens, and manipulated in Adobe lightroom and LR timelapse.
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Swarming Natterer’s bats (Myotis nattereri) - Infrared footage
Another piece of footage from a swarming site from late this summer, but with a difference! I was lucky enough to use the University of Leeds’ infrared cameras. This is a quick bit of footage showing some Natterer’s bats at the beginning of swarming around a cave entrance.
Even through it’s low resolution footage, you can still distinguish the bats cooler wings and warmer bodies. Enjoy!
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North Ronaldsay Vlog # 14 - ADR and voice-overs
It been a busy few days, recording the first lot of ADR and voice overs for the documentary. We will keep you posted on any updates during post-production.
North Ronaldsay Vlog # 13 - Filming pick-ups
I’ve been busy editing, back home in Leeds, but I’ve also been out filming pick-ups for the documentary.
North Ronaldsay Vlog # 12 - Our final vlog from the island
Our final vlog from the island :(. We had a fantastic time, and we just wanted to say a quick thank you to all the wonderful people that helped us on our visit.
Keep you eye out for more production vlogs coming soon!
North Ronaldsay Vlog # 11 - Shooting timelapse videos
We are nearly at the end of our Vlogs from North Ronaldsay. Here is a quick video about timelapse videos, which will feature in the final documentary.
Constructing a harp trap - Timelapse
A very quick video of the construction of two harp traps. Harp traps are used to catch bats. Their thin, taught wires are virtually undetectable to a bat’s echolocation calls. Bats flying through a trap, hit the wires and fall into a collection bag below.
All bats were caught as part of conservation research with the University of Leeds.
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North Ronaldsay Vlog # 10 - Bird ringing
An early start to do a spot of bird catching and ringing, with the staff at the bird observatory. We got some great close-up footage of the birds, which will hopefully feature in the documentary!
North Ronaldsay Vlog # 9 - Community daffodil planting
We heard from one of the islanders that the community was having a daffodil planting day, to brighten up North Ronaldsay in spring. We joined them to see if we could lend a hand. The best part was our reward; hot soup, sandwiches and cake at the community center with all our fellow volunteers!
Again apologies for the sound! Its always windy on NR!
The Wildlife of North Ronaldsay
I have been away filming a documentary about the island of North Ronaldsay, and during my visit I have seen some spectacular wildlife, some of which will feature in the film. For those who don’t know, North Ronaldsay is the north most of the famous Orkney islands, off the north coast of Scotland. By all means, North Ronaldsay is not big, at only 2.7 square kilometres in size, but it is home to a diverse array of wildlife.
North Ronaldsay Vlog # 8 - Filming wading birds
First of all apologies for the sound. As ever it is very windy up on North Ronaldsay! We were walking along one of the few roads on the island, when we noticed field full of wading birds. So I grabbed the opportunity to film some more wildlife.