Every now and again you are involved in a video project that you know is going to have a major impact. Since 2013 we have been working with Peel Ports Liverpool to document the creation of the new container terminal, Liverpool 2. Time-lapse cameras have been on site since the £300 million project’s inception and along the way we have recorded a series of construction milestones. The latest of these is the creation of new land in the river Mersey as the dredging and construction team reclaim up to 22 hectares of the river for a state of the art facility that will help to transform the regional economy. It’s big and it’s historic.
Our land reclamation film, New Day Dawning, features the voices of some of the people responsible for delivering this historic project. They are specialists in marine engineering, drawn from Holland, Denmark and Eastern Europe as well as throughout the UK. It is a truly collaborative exercise, instilling an infectious sense of team spirit and pride. We aimed to reflect that, using our own combination of people and techniques – documentary filming, epic UAV aerial shots and both long and short interval time-lapse, condensing days or hours into seconds.
The resulting film both shows the scale of the operation and provides a glimpse of what is to come. Perhaps most importantly it introduces a global audience to just a few of the people responsible for this major feat of civil engineering.