Graham video production case study


Graham Construction


Bridge Replacements

Project duration:

Four days

Services used:

Time Lapse, Video, Drone and Photography

The Brief

Two Victorian railway bridges at Bellenden Road and Westdown in south-East London needed to be replaced. This was a huge, complicated task which has to be completed within a very limited time frame, in this case just a few days over a long bank holiday weekend. We worked with Graham and Network Rail to document the bridge replacements.

Due to time constraints the work at the two separate locations had to happen simultaneously which meant we needed two crews covering both sites 24 hours a day.

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The Solution

As there were several locations involved plus there were multiple operations happening we met on site to discuss and plan the best way to execute this project.

During the recce we established that one of the best viewpoints was from the roof of an adjacent block of flats. We approached the developer and secured permission to place a time lapse camera on the roof for the entire installation.

We also installed several other time lapse cameras in key positions, prior to the weekend so we could capture all the work including the arrival and positioning and the extremely large cranes.

Most of the work was happen during the night which makes it is even more difficult. During the installations we shot both video and photography from the ground and from the air using drones. We also utilised several mobile time lapse cameras to capture key events in more detail. This helped us adapt to the ever changing schedule as we could move cameras quickly to capture key procedures. This was a mammoth task and required a great deal of planning and organisation.

The key is to understand what is happening, how it is happening and when i is happening. We can then plan the best way to capture those events.

The Outcome

The weather was challenging (I’m being polite), we had a biblical rain storm and then a couple of extremely hot days. It tested both the equipment and the crew. On such a complicated project as this, coupled with this bad wether, meant that that were delays. We have to be flexible and accommodating, thinking quickly so we can adapt and still get those great shots. We captured some amazing footage and photographs for the client, delivering a huge library of video, photography, drone footage and time lapse sequences that could be used across all their social media and marketing platforms

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What they said

“On time and efficient. Highly recommended”

Seamus McLoughlin, Project Manager  Civil Engineering, GRAHAM Construction

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