Bridport by Night




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Published on Jan 23, 2012

A labour of love, four months in the making. I moved to Bridport just over a year ago and immediately fell in love with the place. What better way to show my affection for such a place than to make a movie about it?

Shot on a Nikon D7000 camera, producing 16MP stills for a 25fps video. Some shots in this were 30 second exposures, meaning I had to stay with the camera for an hour and a half just to get six seconds of footage.

I see far too many touristy video features about the West Dorset coastline. Too many quaint holiday cottages and clichéd shots of people eating ice cream on the beach. This video was shot in the winter and, for a growing number of people interested in stargazing, shows that Bridport is a fantastic location for seeing the night sky. It is also beautiful at night.

I started experimenting with time lapse photography back in October 2011, producing promising results. Since then, my videos have come on in leaps and bounds and I am consistently producing my best work yet. By no means is this a finished work. Consider it Bridport by Night version 1. I will be getting a car soon, so this work may evolve to become the whole of Dorset by Night.

Follow me on Twitter: @DorsetScouser or visit my website: http://www.scousebysouthwest.com

Music is 'Arrival of the Birds' by the Cinematic Orchestra. I purchased the track on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/arri...) and edited the sequence in iMovie.

Here is a breakdown of all the places in order they are seen:

1. Back garden of a house just outside Shipton Gorge
2. Road leading up to Vearse Farm, just outside Bridport
3. St. Mary's church, South Street
4. Hill climb heading towards Burton Bradstock
5. Looking up at the trees on top of Colmer's Hill, Symondsbury
6. West Bay Promenade, looking out towards Charmouth and Lyme Regis
7. View of Colmer's Hill, Symondsbury
8. Cliffs at West Bay Beach
9. Palmers Brewery in Bridport
10. Fishing boat at West Bay Harbour
11. West Bay beach
12. View of Bridport from Colmer's Hill
13. The Riverside Restaurant, West Bay
14. Looking out to sea at West Bay
15. West Bay Harbour
16. Newly refurbished Bridport Town Hall
17. Fish pass on the River Brit, behind Palmers Brewery in Bridport
18. Cliffs at West Bay
19. Asker Meadow (?) between East Road and Sea Road North / St Andrews Road
20. Red Brick Cafe, St. Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport
21. The Tea Station, West Bay
22. Fields near the footpath to West Bay, from Bridport.


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