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"Lapse of Memory" - timelapse film on Vimeo

"Lapse of Memory" is a short film I've recently completed which aims to give a new visual perspective on some of the prehistoric sites of Northern Britain. The film combines the photographic techniques of high dynamic range imaging and time-lapse in a panoramic format, and is made up of over 70,000 individual photographs.

Shot over the summer of 2008 as part of an MSc in Creative Technology, the film covers a number of sites in North Yorkshire, Cumbria & Scotland.

Please contact me at for any comments about the piece.
Posted by Tony Partington
26th March 2009ce
Edited 26th March 2009ce

Comments (4)


Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

(For the best view of this amazing film, click on the bottom right icon to enter full screen mode then 'scaling is off' at top right.)
baza Posted by baza
26th March 2009ce
Lovely film, it made you really look at the skyscape, and the movement of the moon. It gives a real sense of sky, moon, stone relationships.. funnily the camera does what humans would find tiring to do and that is contemplate the sky for a long time..... moss Posted by moss
27th March 2009ce


Moth Posted by Moth
7th April 2009ce
That was just enthralling. I wonder how you'd compare your experience of being at one spot at those sites for hours (I'm assuming you didn't go off and leave your camera for a cup of tea) with the time-lapse versions?

And the music's just right too! with a carnyx? and that shakey bell sound. Like prehistoric bladerunner..!
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th April 2009ce
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