A World Without Time

This reel highlights the time-lapse work from The New Wilderness film. The technique became an important part of the storytelling. Especially when we couldn’t capture certain things on film. Like when the coltsfoot plants rise to the light and open. When frost slowly evaporates by the warm rays of the sun. When a rainbow forms during a rain shower. In those moments, the revealing power of time-lapse will never seize to amaze me.



In the dead of night I went out to seek the tree again. It was a beautiful night in February and one of the coldest ever in Holland. Winter had finally come. There was no sound, nothing stirring. I knew how to place the camera, like the branches of the dead tree, clawing towards the stars. In the morning all would be revealed. The tree froze during that night. It was then and there that I realized the potential of timelapse. It led me to a path which would reveal many more hidden secrets. Watch the shorter BBC winning clip here