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.


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


4 Replies to “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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