Newcastle in Motion

Newcastle in Motion was filmed over the course of May 2014 and is the third instalment to my In Motion series. I wanted to explore Newcastle from its rooftops and capture its iconic skyline before moving down to the streets below. The quayside is a constant hub of activity and proved a dynamic area to time-lapse.  From the Tyne bridge, built in 1925 and a symbol of Newcastle’s industrial history, to the Sage, which is emblematic of the city’s ongoing redevelopment and thriving tech start-up scene, the quayside is an architectural amalgamation of old and the new.

The film is comprised of more than 6,000 individual stills, chosen from more than 10,000 stills I shot while making it (almost 1tb of data). For more information about the hyperlapse technique I use, please see this article. I used a canon 5D mk III as well as a 6D with the help of a 17-40mm, 24-105mm, and 70-200mm Canon lenses. I also used Lee’s Big and Little stopper as well as a selection of ND grads.

This film marks the start of an exciting partnership with my new sponsor, the company that makes the motorised slider I use, and which I throughly recommend.

It also marks the end of my time living in the Toon. So I guess it’s my way of saying farewell to an amazing city – one to which my family has enjoyed historical links – and that has offered me three fantastic years.

I will be holding a time-lapse workshops in both Newcastle, Bath and Amsterdam at the beginning of September (date tbc). If  you are interested or want more information about this or any of my work, please email me at:

Clips are available for licensing and prints are available for sale. Please enquire by email.

Music by Jungle – Busy Earnin’


Newcastle in Motion has been featured on:

CBS News

ITV News

The Chronicle

The Chronicle – Follow up article

The Newcastle Journal

Sky’s Brilliant Britain: Newcastle

Newcastle Alumni Association 

Newcastle Uncovered




2 thoughts on “Newcastle in Motion

  1. Your film has caught the heart of the city, the light of the sky, the movement of the river and people. Newcastle in 3 minutes!! What an absolute please, thank you Jack

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