Combining Video, Time-Lapse & Photographic Stills for a Year-Iong Construction project for EirGrid Plc in Ireland
The Lensmen crew were delighted when approached by EirGrid Plc last year to record their construction of an electricity pylon in County Cork. EirGrid wanted a combination of photography, video and time-lapse, which is the same services Lensmen offers.
Here are the final videos of the construction project, so sit back and enjoy.
The construction project took place in Ballyvouskill, County Cork, on the side of a mountain. It started from a greenfield site and involved digging of foundations, pouring concrete, constructing the metal struts used to create the tower, lifting the three separate pieces into place before stringing can take place, testing, and, finally, connecting to the grid. Though the video looks like the crane is easily picking up the pieces, it was not an easy job considering the weather conditions and the wind speeds on location. You will see just how much rain we were treated to down there! The finished tower reached a height of over 40 meters tall (the same height as O’Connell Bridge House) and will supply electricity to the national grid for the next 20 years.
This combination of photography, video, and time-lapse footage is available to all of our clients, either for long-term projects like the EirGrid pylon or for short-term projects such as building marquees, erecting stands at events like the National Ploughing Championships or office fit-outs.
We want to thank the team in EirGrid, and Nick Hadley, Dave O’Donavan, Shane, Trixie, Dolibarr, and all the lads from GNS, without whom it would never have been built. Special thanks to the farmer whose land the pylon was built on, and the pallet company who helped us create stable platforms for our tripods, the staff at the Castle Hotel, and Peter’s new haunt, Golden’s Bar.