Lincoln Cathedral staff have brought new technology to its medieval interior to showcase this year’s flower festival.

Organisers have commissioned the use of digital technology to produce a stunning time lapse video showing how the festival came together over two days condensed into just 90 seconds.

The video was produced by Lincoln-based web and video experts Epix Media.

The company set up a series of cameras on the ground and high above the nave so they could capture the work of the 200 plus volunteers over 48 hours.

They worked through the night to edit the 1,000s of pictures down to a 90 second video ready for the doors opening on the first day of the festival today (Aug 16).

Cathedral Fund Development Officer Andrea Green said: “Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most outstanding historic buildings in the world but we are always keen to use 21st century technology to show it off.

“We are delighted with the time lapse video and hope it encourages more people to come and see the wonderful flower festival.”

Will, from Epix Media, said: “It’s a privilege to work in the fantastic surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

“Working in such a huge and breathtaking space is a big challenge. We wanted to make sure we did both the amazing flower sculptures and the fantastic backdrop justice and I think we have achieved that.”

The flower festival, which runs until Monday August 20th, expects to attract more than 12,000 visitors this year. It is only staged every six years.

 

Text provided by John Grubb at Grubb Street Media

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